Issue 13664

Summary: The user should not see a distinction between "save as" and "export"
Product: Draw Reporter: ingenstans
Component: uiAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: issues
Version: OOo 1.1 BetaKeywords: oooqa, usability
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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".