Given the answers in the thread at AOO i suspect it is a bug.
Here is a guide to help post a bug-report. Don't take it all too
seriously. They ask for a lot but if it's not easy to give all that
straight away just post anyway. Later on you can add comments so you
can get all the required information together in the report in a few
posts at your own pace. It might be that they are able to help
without even having all the info straight away anyway.
If this list does solve the problem you can always close the report
and let people know how and that might help those people over at AOO too.
Just out of curiosity do you have any of the general information, such
as user-name and stuff 'filled in'? There was something that only
worked if you had at least 1 or 2 characters, even empty spaces in
there. Aaargh, i'm at a Windows machine that doesn't have LibreOffice
or even OpenOffice, yet. I might have to make sure i get the portable
version worked out in case i'm ever here again!
Apols and regards from
*From:* Tim Vivian-Griffiths <email@example.com>
*To:* Steve Edmonds <firstname.lastname@example.org>
*Cc:* Tom Davies <email@example.com>; LibreOffice
*Sent:* Friday, 31 May 2013, 10:15
*Subject:* Re: [libreoffice-users] Default Superscript and
Actually none of these things are happening Tom. The only way that
I can get what I want is by selecting every instance individually
which is just impractical.
Steve, I can do exactly the same as well but once the changes are
selected there is no difference at all when I start typing. I
select my desired size and click Apply, then when I reopen the
document... the changes are still there. However, when I press
Ctrl-Shift-P to get superscript (or Ctrl-Shift-B for subscript)
the size is back to 58%. As I said before, I can change it after I
have typed it by selecting it and then going to Format ->
Character and changing it to 70%. I just cannot find a way so that
whenever I toggle super/sub-script on... I get the desired size.
I've followed the directions in the writer guide, and this seems
to me to be intuitively what should be done... but no effect takes
place. That's why I thought it could be a bug.
On 31/05/13 09:48, Steve Edmonds wrote:
> I have Default showing as my style (dropdown above and to left
of the typing area), just typed some letters on a page, right
clicked, Edit Paragraph Style....
> There I change the superscript and subscript values to say 40%.
I apply and exit.
> If I exit LO and then start a new document the superscript and
subscript are still 40%.
> This is in LO3.6 and 4.1. The automatic box is ticked.
> Does this describe what you are wanting to do.
> On 31/05/13 10:41 AM, Tim Vivian-Griffiths wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> Thank you very much for your replies. Here is the link to my
post in the forum:
>> I have put a fair bit of description of the issue there, but
let me know if I can give any more information. I have tried to
save the changes as a template and then save it and make it
default, but it didn't change anything unfortunately. I think the
main problem is that the Automatic box gets checked again as soon
as I close the window. It's not a problem that arises when
starting a new document but as soon as I try to make the changes.
>> I know that this is a small issue, but it would be great to
solve it as the size of 58% just looks ridiculous :-\
>> On 30/05/13 23:18, Steve Edmonds wrote:
>>> To have the settings (changes) you make stay for a new
document you may need to make these changes to the default style
and then save the document as a template and make it your default.
>>> This is the first thing I do as I do not like the default font
>>> On 2013-05-31 09:06, Tom Davies wrote:
>>>> Hi :)
>>>> Did you get any answers at all over at the AOO forums? Any
chance of giving us a link to your thread there?
>>>> Regards from
>>>> Tom :)
>>>>> From: Tim Vivian-Griffiths <firstname.lastname@example.org
>>>>> To: LibreOffice <email@example.com
>>>>> Sent: Thursday, 30 May 2013, 17:54
>>>>> Subject: [libreoffice-users] Default Superscript and
>>>>> Dear all,
>>>>> Just wondering if someone could help me with this. I have
posted a question in the openoffice forums, but I wasn't able to
get any help, and someone advised me to maybe report a bug.
>>>>> Basically, I am trying to change the default size of the
superscript and subscript to make them larger than 58% which is
the default. I have tried to change them by modifying the setting
under styles and formatting 'Position' tab. I change the size and
uncheck the 'Automatic' box for both superscript and subscript,
but as soon as I close the window, the changes do not take effect
and then when I reopen the Position tab, the Automatic boxes are
>>>>> Of note, I can change the size if I highlight the relevant
section and then change it via the Format -> Character setting,
however, I do not want to have to do this every time. I am using
LibreOffice version 184.108.40.206 in Ubuntu 12.04.
>>>>> Many thanks,
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