Issue 119669

Summary: UI more like Google Docs
Product: Calc Reporter: Dwayne Henderson <>
Component: uiAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Normal    
Priority: P3 CC: binbjguo
Version: OOo 3.3   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: PC   
OS: All   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

Description Dwayne Henderson 2012-06-01 10:44:25 UTC
Any chance OO Calc's UI can become more like that of Google Docs?

There's just something about it. Maybe it's the simplicity. Maybe it's the colors. Maybe it's the grid. Maybe it's the fact that they've spent millions of dollars on usability research.

Picasso once said, "Good artists copy, great artists steal". Please consider it.
Comment 1 Dwayne Henderson 2012-06-01 14:09:18 UTC
Inspired by Google Docs:

1. Remove the majority of details from our icons, make them monochrome and perhaps slightly reshape some of them

2. Remove the gradients, replace them with light shades of grey and blue (with subtle slightly darker outlines when it's necessary to separate things)

3. Reduce the two icon / dropdown bars to just one
3.1. Make Calc track which icons / dropdowns are most popular so we know which ones to display (and so we can base our UI on our own data and not just blindly copy Google's)

4. Put the most popular number formats in the Format menu
Comment 2 binguo 2012-06-12 03:20:06 UTC
Verified it on AOO3.4.O Rev. 1327774,
and I change the status from Unconfirmed to confirmed.
Comment 3 Oliver-Rainer Wittmann 2012-06-13 07:20:35 UTC
adjusting issue types and severity according suggestion from Bin Guo