Issue 13311

Summary: [RFE] Directory where to export PDF should be remembered
Product: ui Reporter: davide
Component: codeAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: issues, issues
Version: OOo 1.1 Beta   
Target Milestone: AOO PleaseHelp   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

Description davide 2003-04-11 17:06:18 UTC
When I try to save a PDF the program proposes the directory where the 
file is open.
Even if I change the directory, the next time I try to resave the PDF it 
proposes yet the first directory. I think it should be better than OOo 
reminds the last directory where the PDF has been saved.
Comment 1 christof.pintaske 2003-04-14 11:23:40 UTC
cp->pl: is this something to fix easily ? otherwise rfe for 1.y
Comment 2 philipp.lohmann 2003-04-14 11:43:44 UTC
pl->fs: i can think of two ways implementings this; either the
filepicker could save its last path on a per filetype basis or the PDF
export UI could do this specifically for PDF. I send this issue to you
since it is a UI issue either way.
Comment 3 Frank Schönheit 2003-04-14 14:03:16 UTC
yet another

The proper way to fix this, in my opinion, is some kind of context
system: The file picker can be operated in various "contexts", where
several information (such as the last directory, some check button
state, and such) are made persistent on a per-context basis.
Pre-defined contexts then would include "OfficeFileOpen",
"OfficeFileSave", "OfficeExportAsPDF", "OfficeInsertGraphics",
"OfficeBrowseClasspath", and such.

Components would be allowed to either create own contexts (by simply
specifying them), such as e.g. "AutoPilotSaveForm", or re-use one of
the pre-defined (and documented) existing contexts.

At least the sketch above is what AS, TRA, and me agreed upon quite
some time ago (which doesn't finally mean it's thought to an end and
nailed down :). There are other bugs floating aroung which can be
solved with such a concept, too, so we should really address this in
the 2.0 timeframe ...

I change the issue type to ENHANCEMENT, confirm it as a valid RFE,
change the summary from "Directory where to export PDF" to "[RFE]
Directory where to export PDF should be remembered", change the
platform/OS to all, and target the issue to OOo 2.0.
Additionally, I change the QA contact fropm gsl@ooo to ui@ooo and add
the former to the interest list - if anybody of the gsl people feels
that this is wrong (and not changing it yourself was not intentional),
then please remove gsl@ooo from the interest list.
Comment 4 Frank Schönheit 2003-04-14 14:03:49 UTC
Comment 5 marc.neumann 2003-09-25 14:31:48 UTC
"According to the roadmap
( this issue was retargeted to
OOo Later."
Comment 6 Frank Schönheit 2004-07-22 09:03:01 UTC
assigning to user experience team for consideration
Comment 7 tuharsky 2006-03-08 08:25:57 UTC
See also 62906
Comment 8 tuharsky 2006-03-08 08:28:38 UTC
See also 62906. Could offer one possible (partial) solution for this issue.
Comment 9 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:48:21 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements". 
Comment 10 ccheney 2010-05-30 00:25:32 UTC
I believe that a related issue to this is that if you start a new document and
do not save the file when you go to export as PDF it chooses a really wrong
directory to do so. Instead of defaulting to the 'My Documents' directory, on
linux this is often $Home/Documents, as set in OOo options it defaults to which is entirely wrong.
Comment 11 ccheney 2010-05-30 00:34:19 UTC
Note the above apparently only happens when using writer or impress, it seems to
work correctly with calc for whatever reason.