Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||"Edit File" button produces misleading message for locked files|
|Component:||ui||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||UNCONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Issue Type:||DEFECT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description dalez 2010-06-30 08:40:06 UTC
The "Edit File" button produces the wrong or misleading message for locked files. Scenario 1: User A has a document open for editing User B has the same document open in read-only mode User B clicks on the "Edit File" button to edit the document User B is presented with the message "This document cannot be edited, possibly due to missing access rights. Do you want to edit a copy of the document?" Scenario 2: User A has a document open for editing User B attempts to open the same document in edit mode. User B is presented with the "Document in Use" dialogue. Since from a user perspective both scenarios are equivalent, I believe the same message ("Document in Use") should be presented in both cases. i.e. scenario 1 represents a bug. The current behaviour is less than friendly in my work environment because of how we have have set up openoffice to handle multiple-access documents. Specifically, we have added the "-view" argument to the file-open registry key(s) so that users always open documents read-only when opening from a file explorer window. Users have been trained to click the read-only button to edit the file, then click it again when editing is complete. This imperfect system usually prevents others who wish to edit the same file from being unnecessarily locked out. The unfriendly aspect of this process is that a user always gets the "missing access rights" message instead of the "Document in Use" message. We presently have the file explorer set up to view hidden files so we can find the lock file, open it, and read who the culprit is.