Date: prev next · Thread: first prev next last
2020 Archives by date, by thread · List index

Answers inline below.

On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 2:09 PM S Shravz <> wrote:

Hi Jean & Kees,

I have downloaded the file from the feedback folder updated with Jean's
comments and worked on all the required changes including the change in
images. Please let me know if that's not the protocol to be followed and if
the changes in the file had to be made directly in nextcloud for others to
know that someone is working on the file. The file is pending with one
topic where a little bit of research needs to be done.

Download and edit is correct. Never make changes in the file in nextcloud.
(The status spreadsheet is the exception.)

When you say "the file is pending" I assume you mean you are still working
on it and will return it to Feedback when you're done. That's good. Don't
forget to add your initials and change the date on the filename. Meanwhile,
it's useful to put a note in the Status spreadsheet, for example your
initials in the "Checked out by" column and perhaps something in the
"Status" column, so we know it's being worked on or that it's ready for
second review. We don't really have a good, unambiguous system in place;
trying to improve it as we go along.

About the above mail chain, I just looked at what is the default option.
It is the icon with the dropdown, please refer to the below screenshot for
the same. Ever since I downloaded LibreOffice I haven't made any changes
pertaining to this option in my Standard tollbar and I have only one
"Insert Special Character" option with a dropdown. So the guide was updated
as per the default option visible in my LibreOffice. Please let me know if
my understanding is correct.

[image: image.png]

There are in fact two icons available for that toolbar. In your screen
capture, you can see there are two. They look the same in the list, but if
you choose the one highlighted in blue in your image, you'll see that it
comes up differently on the toolbar itself. One has the drop-down arrow;
one does not.

Regards, Jean

Kind regards

On Thu, Apr 16, 2020 at 5:41 PM Jean Weber <> wrote:

My Win10 setup showed the drop-down palette of Favourites from the
Special Characters icon, but my Linux setup didn't. So I dug around a
bit more and I have found the answer to the mystery. Look in the
"Visible buttons" list for the standard toolbar; you should see TWO
icons for Special Character (called Symbols on the list of visible
buttons), but usually only one will be visible on the toolbar. One
goes directly to the dialog; the other drops down the Favorites
palette. I don't know which is the default.

The discussion in the chapter needs to mention this briefly, or other
readers will be confused too.


On Thu, Apr 16, 2020 at 7:15 PM Jean Weber <> wrote:

Shavrani updated, I reviewed, and left it for S to deal with what
needed to be done in response to my comments. I didn’t think it was ready
for someone else to review. Hoping to hear from S about the status of the

Tomorrow I’ll look on my Windows 10 test machine to see what’s there on
the Special Characters icon. S was using W10, and I see the same on my Mac.
I’ll look on my Linux test machine too. This is a mystery!


On Thu, 16 Apr 2020 at 18:54 <> wrote:

Hi Jean

I thought Shravani had updated the chapter and you did the first
So I thought to do the second review.
Please correct me if I am wrong.

I am using Windows 10 and LibreOffice


Jean Weber schreef op 16.04.2020 10:48:

I thought Shravani was still working on that chapter. Perhaps I’m

I don’t know why you’re seeing something different. What o/s are you


On Thu, 16 Apr 2020 at 17:42 <> wrote:


I am giving chapter 2 of the Writer Guide a second review.
I stumbled into a comment I can not reproduce.
Shravani wrote:
Or, click the Insert Special Character icon on the standard toolbar
open a list of favorite and recently used characters and click on
one you wish to insert (Figure 6). You can also open the Special
Characters dialog by clicking the More Characters button on this

Jean added a this comment:
This is a bit garbled now. Using the toolbar icon opens a list of
favorites and recents, and also provides a link to open the full
Would be useful to have an image of what the icon provides.

But when I click the Insert Special Character icon, it opens the
Special Characters. No more than that.

What do I miss?

Greetings, Kees

To unsubscribe e-mail to:
Posting guidelines + more:
List archive:
Privacy Policy:


Privacy Policy | Impressum (Legal Info) | Copyright information: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images on this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2). "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use thereof is explained in our trademark policy.