I've been working on field enhancement for OpenOffice.org Writer for quite a while and today I finished my proof-of-concept hacking:
OpenOffice.org Writer has a lot of shortcommings wrt. to fields which I tried to address:
- Allow for in-place editing of input field (turn off pop-up)
- allow use of different fonts within one field
- Nested Fields support on Write and allow nested conditions when using conditional fields
In my proof-of-concept I was able to enhance the Writer core such that these issues are addressed. (That's the good news!)
Unfortionately my proof-of-concept still needs a lot of love. First thing is to clean up the prototype and generate patches for ooo-build.
However I'm happy since this is my first major work on the OpenOffice.org Writer layout and the field support is an issue in OpenOffice.org Writer for quite a while...