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Séamas Ó Brógáin-2 Séamas Ó Brógáin-2
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Formatting comments

I wonder if anyone can shed any light on where Libre Office hides its
settings for the formatting of comments.

Inside a comment there is a button labelled “Format all comments.” I
have repeatedly specified a particular typeface and size here, but each
time a new comment is created it specifies one that is not even
installed on my computer any more (and a different size). I’ve searched
everywhere, even taken a peek into “expert configuration” (though I
hesitate to go in there, having caused havoc in the past), but to no
avail.

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Philip Jackson Philip Jackson
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Re: Formatting comments

Hi Seamas,

I was hoping to see some informed replies to your query but none so far so here's my 2 pennyworth.

My guess is that the font spec for comments is buried in the default template you use for LO Writer documents.

In templates I've made, where I've set up all fonts I want, the comments use the fonts I specified as basic for the text. In other cases where I have made a template using a document provided by someone else (and probably originating in MS Word), the comments mostly use Times New Roman which I never use (but which resides on PC anyway).

But in any case, using the button inside the comments does let you change all existing comments with one click to whatever font you want, even if it doesn't continue for new comments added later.

Philip
   
On 30/01/2019 13:36, Séamas Ó Brógáin wrote:

> I wonder if anyone can shed any light on where Libre Office hides its
> settings for the formatting of comments.
>
> Inside a comment there is a button labelled “Format all comments.” I
> have repeatedly specified a particular typeface and size here, but each
> time a new comment is created it specifies one that is not even
> installed on my computer any more (and a different size). I’ve searched
> everywhere, even taken a peek into “expert configuration” (though I
> hesitate to go in there, having caused havoc in the past), but to no
> avail.
>

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Séamas Ó Brógáin-2 Séamas Ó Brógáin-2
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Re: Formatting comments

Thank you, Philip.

I opened the default template
(/home/sob/.config/libreoffice/4/user/template/New.ott) and verified
the required font setting for the default document template. Then
I created a comment in the template document, formatted it as I
require, used the little button to select “Format all comments,” and
saved the template again as the default template for documents. (And
logged out for good measure.)

Alas . . . In the document I am working on it still insists on the one
I don’t want (which is not even installed); and now for new documents
it chooses neither one nor the other but a third one!

I’m beginning to think my computer is haunted by the ghost of dead
fonts.


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