Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Default file format preferences layout is unclear|
|Component:||ui||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Version:||OOo 2.0 Beta|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||4.1.0-dev|
Description jnoreiko 2005-03-25 20:42:37 UTC
Within the program options, the layout of the default file format settins is confusing. If I understand correctly, this is meant to allow a choice of file format for each type of document. However, the use of two side-by-side drop-down boxes is not clear: at first glance it appears the purpose of this is to create a single link between two different lists, instead of selecting an item in the second (dynamic) list for each item in the first. Too much is being crammed into too few controls. I suggest devoting an entire pane to this family of setting. This would be called 'File formats' and be listed after 'General' in the 'Load/Save' group. See attachments for suggested interface design.
Comment 1 jnoreiko 2005-03-25 20:43:51 UTC
Created attachment 24278 [details] Current file format prefs -- this is confusing.
Comment 3 eric.savary 2005-03-29 00:24:02 UTC
Comment 4 mci 2005-03-29 07:16:41 UTC
Hi jnoreiko, thanks for using and supporting OpenOffice.org... I think this is a nice idea but would require another "page" in Tools -> Options... Since this works as designed I change the issue type to "Enahncement" and reassign it to the approprate owner.
Comment 5 mci 2005-03-29 07:17:48 UTC
sorry, I forgot to change the issue type to "Enhancement"
Comment 6 ace_dent 2008-05-16 00:23:25 UTC
OpenOffice.org Issue Tracker - Feedback Request. The Issue you raised is currently assigned to 'Requirements' 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 7 Edwin Sharp 2014-02-26 15:54:12 UTC
Confirmed with AOO410m1(Build:9750) - Rev. 1571426 2014-02-25_04:10:58 - Rev. 1571555 Debian