Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||consistency with coloring buttons accross all applications|
|Component:||ui||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Version:||3.3.0 or older (OOo)|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||4.1.0|
Description firmail 2003-10-29 15:10:52 UTC
Hi, I don't know where to post this it affects all applications: in writer the buttons to highlight text/font color/ paragraph background have a default color and (on long clicking on it) drop-down. This works (mostly) as expected (see issue 21861). In draw, calc, impress the fontcolor button looks the same, but has no default color - it always drops down. IMHO this should be solved consistently accross applications - especcially if the buttons look the same, and have the same functionality. b.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2003-10-29 15:16:06 UTC
Reassigned to Bettina.
Comment 2 firmail 2003-10-29 21:37:54 UTC
Hi, I posted another issue also addressed this "problem". But the issue was useless because I failed to search for similar issues thoroughly enough. (issue 21861) Anyway. Not all buttons with the little green triangle that drop down and have to do with color behave alike. Not across applications and not within. I.e. in Writer the buttons "Font Color", "Highlighting" have a standard color and only drop down when clicked for longer to select another standard color. That works as expected. "Background Color" however only drops down and has no standard. (I guess this is a bug) Other applications (draw, impress, calc) also only drop down. They should behave like "Font Color" in writer, and have a standard color which remains during a session and is applied on short clicking on the button. (I guess this is an improvement) b.
Comment 3 ace_dent 2008-05-16 02:08:17 UTC
OpenOffice.org Issue Tracker - Feedback Request. The Issue you raised is currently 'Unconfirmed' pending review, but has not been updated within the last 3 years. Please consider re-testing with one of the latest versions of OOo, as the problem(s) may have already been addressed. Either use the recent stable version: http://download.openoffice.org/index.html or consider trying the new OOo 3 BETA (still in testing): http://download.openoffice.org/3.0beta/ Please report back the outcome so this Issue may be Closed or Progressed as necessary - otherwise it may be Resolved as Invalid in the future. You may also wish to search for (and note) any duplicates of this Issue that may have advanced further by checking the Issue Tracker: http://www.openoffice.org/issues/query.cgi Many thanks, Andrew Cleaning-up and Closing old Issues as part of: ~ The Grand Bug Squash, pre v3 ~ http://marketing.openoffice.org/3.0/announcementbeta.html
Comment 4 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:48:38 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on my owner to the owner "requirements".
Comment 5 beckyfiedler 2010-06-05 22:16:54 UTC
This report responds to ace_dent's May 16 request for testing and feedback using a newer version of OOo. Report Summary: Inconsistent behaviors remain in the latest version for font color, highlighting, and background color icons across OpenOffice applications. Details follow. Also, please see attached file for a summary table. Build: OOo-dev 3.3.0, DEV300m78 (Build: 9501) OS: Windows 7 ************************************* FONT COLOR SHOULD STICK (CALC, IMPRESS, AND DRAW) The icon behavior is inconsistent between OOo applications and with MS Office applications. In Writer, a single left-click on the font color icon applies the selected color to selected text and "sticks" so that the same color can be applied another place in the document without re-selecting the desired color. This behavior is consistent with the font color icon behavior in MS Word, Powerpoint, and Excel. However, in Calc, Impress, and Draw, the selected color does not "stick" to be used again. Instead, the icon displays the color of a chosen cell or text. The user can only reapply the same color to a cell (in Calc) or text (in Impress or Draw) and must open the palette to change a color. This is inconsistent with the font color behavior in Writer and with the font color behavior found in MS Office applications. In Writer and in MS Office applications, a single, left-click applies the most recently used color to a selection. RECOMMENDATION: Change behavior of font color icon in Calc, Impress, and Draw so that a selected color "sticks" and a single, left-click will apply the most recently used color to a selection. The recommended behavior is already present in Writer and is consistent with MS Office applications. This behavior allows users to easily match colors throughout documents without requiring them to remember which specific shades of a color they used before. *********************** BACKGROUND COLOR ICON SHOULD APPLY A COLOR (WRITER AND CALC) In Writer and Calc, a single left-click on the background color icon reveals the color palette instead of applying a selected color. The behavior is the same as clicking on the disclosure arrow next to the background color icon. RECOMMENDATION: Change behavior of background color icon in Writer and Calc so that a selected color "sticks" and a single, left-click will apply the most recently used color to a selection. The recommended behavior is consistent with the font color icon behavior already present in Writer and is consistent with that found in MS Word and Excel. As above, the recommended behavior allows users to easily match colors throughout documents without requiring them to remember which shades of a color they used before. ************************* A LONG-CLICK (CLICK AND HOLD) SHOULD APPLY A SELECTED COLOR (WRITER, CALC, IMPRESS, AND DRAW) When the font color, highlighting, and background icons are available, a long-click (click and hold) on each icon reveals the color palette in Writer, Calc, Impress, and Draw. This behavior is consistent across the OOo applications but is INCONSISTENT with behavior in MS Office applications. In MS Office, a long-click behaves in the same was as a regular click and the last selected color is applied to the selected text. RECOMMENDATION: Change the behavior of a long-click for font color, highlighting, and background icons so that a selected color “sticks” and a long-click will appy the most recently used color to a selection. This recommendation makes the behavior consistent with the poplar MS Office applications. It also makes the features more usable for individuals with handicaps who have less control of their input devices. ************************* PALETTE OF COLORS SHOULD NOT COVER ICONS (FONT COLOR, BACKGROUND COLOR, HIGHLIGHTING) The color palette should not cover the font color, background color, and highlighting icons when it is invoked. This behavior is consistent across the OOo applications but is INCONSISTENT with behavior in MS Office applications. It makes it impossible for a user to recognize when they have unintentionally clicked on an icon and recover from their error. RECOMMENDATION: Change the behavior of the color palette so that it drops below the toolbar and lets the user see all the icons. ************************ DEFAULT VALUES OF FONT COLOR, HIGHLIGHTING, AND BACKGROUND ICONS The default values are as follows: Highlighting = last selected color in Writer. Highlighting icon is unavailable in Calc, Impress, and Draw. This is consistent with MS Word. Font color = last selected color in Writer and Automatic in Calc, Impress, and Draw. This is consistent with Writer and Word. It is inconsistent with Excel and PowerPoint where the default is Red instead of automatic. Background = No fill in Writer and Automatic in Calc. This is consistent with MS Word but Excel uses Yellow as the default color. Writer uses the last selected color as the default values for the highlighting and font color icons.
Comment 6 beckyfiedler 2010-06-05 22:18:52 UTC
Created attachment 69821 [details] Summary of icon behaviors presented in table format. (Easier to review)
Comment 7 crewotclasour 2010-11-11 00:39:11 UTC
Created attachment 73912