Issue 75524

Summary: Set of options for correcting badly written document
Product: Writer Reporter: tuharsky <tuharsky>
Component: editingAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: cno, issues, kpalagin, Mathias_Bauer
Version: OOo 1.0.0   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---
Issue Depends on:    
Issue Blocks: 75525, 75545, 75550, 75552, 75553, 75546, 75547, 75549, 75554    

Description tuharsky 2007-03-19 15:23:13 UTC

Often we are too focused on technical merits of document import from foreign
formats. However, often the technical merits are not as relevant as the very
shape of document, that is often very poor itself, despite of technically
perfect import results.

OOo lacks useful features for correcting the badly written documents. And You
probably know that situations, when You get such a document and MUST cope with
it, edit it and/or forward. Without heavy manual reparing, it is often
impossible to do any further editing on such a document.

I suggest something, maybe inside Tools menu, that would provide users a tool to
comfortably correct the badly written document.

Users would love it! I think this could become a huge marketing tool when

I'll provide more detailed sub-tasks as separate issues. For the first
approach,as an interface, I'd assume a window similar to deletion window in
Calc, where You can choose, which data You wish to delete.
The "Bad Document Correction Tool" would allow a window, where user could select
one or more "Correction functions". More powerful if there was also some kinda
preview window such as in graphical programs, where the user could see the
results immediately.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2007-03-19 16:47:16 UTC
Reassigned to requirements.
Comment 2 tuharsky 2007-03-20 08:06:38 UTC
Hi, mru

"Enhancement is an improvement to an existing feature.
Feature is an addition to the software to add a piece of functionality that does
not yet exist."

Do You mean such functionality already exists and just needs to be improved? I'd
like to see it, thus I could better cooperate with improvements..