Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||The user should not see a distinction between "save as" and "export"|
|Component:||ui||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Version:||OOo 1.1 Beta||Keywords:||oooqa, usability|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description ingenstans 2003-04-21 08:36:49 UTC
when editing a jpeg using Draw, if I ask to save it, I am told this can't be done, and I must save in ".sxd" format. Yet, I can in fact save it as a jpeg using the "export" menu. I'm sure the distincion makes sense from an engineering PoV: presumably the "export" menus invoke external filters. But it makes no sense to the user, and should be invisible. I don't care how the program manages to save my work as a jpeg. I just want it to work without fuss. So there's no reason from the user's point of view, for a separate "export" menu. The choices it offers should all be availabe from the "Save" and "Save as" dialogues. We don't have a separate "Import" menu for opening alien file formats. If they can be opened at all,they show up in the open dialogue. I know that other graphics programs make this mistake (Corel certainly does). WE shouldn't follow their example.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2003-04-22 07:51:58 UTC
Reassigned to Bettina.
Comment 2 aziem 2006-06-27 21:21:31 UTC
A user asked me, "How do I export as .doc? I can only export as PDF." So, the distinction is confusing. >I'm sure the distincion makes sense from an engineering PoV: presumably the >"export" menus invoke external filters. But it makes no sense to the user At first, I thought "exported" files cannot be imported. That's true for Writer, but it isn't true for Draw.
Comment 3 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:50:47 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on my owner to the owner "requirements".