Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Presentation Wizard: When opening an existing project, options are confusing|
|Component:||ui||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description mfranklin1981 2007-03-31 20:27:54 UTC
PROBLEM: When selecting an existing project. Options are confusing. The control flow is awkward STEPS: 1. Create and save an impress document. 2. Launch impress wizard and select "Open existing presentation". EXPECTED: User expects any button labeled "open" to open the existing impress project. The "open" button should be located at the lower right hand corner of the wizard. Actual: The "open" button opens the browse functionality and the button located at the lower right, is labeled "create". IMPACT: The user will think that "open" indicates opening the highlighted project and that "create" will create a new project
Comment 1 mfranklin1981 2007-03-31 20:28:40 UTC
Created attachment 44106 [details] Screenshot of issue
Comment 2 wolframgarten 2007-04-02 08:02:56 UTC
Comment 3 kpalagin 2007-04-04 18:54:29 UTC
Confirming with 2.2 on WinXP - that dialog is mightily confusing until you get used to it.
Comment 4 dcb0 2009-10-08 10:51:30 UTC
This is still a problem in OOO310m19 (Build:9420. This issue is clear and well written. Please do fix it, as this creates a very bad first (or nearly first) impression upon the users of Impress. Just as the writer of this issue said I found it very unusual that the button currently labelled "Open" actually did not directly open the selected presentation. Instead it opened a browse dialog. This could be greatly improved simply by changing the text on that button to "Browse" rather than "Open". In its defence, it does have a folder icon, which might give a clue, but that really is also non-standard, and I would suggest that the icon is removed. Non of the other buttons on that page have icons, so removing it would be an increase in standarization. I would also suggest that the "Browse" button is moved on the dialog to the right of the option "Open Existing Presentation". This would then show a little more clearly that the user has either the option of browsing for a presentation, or choosing one directly from the list. Both of these options would be as close to the option "Open Existing Presentation". At present it seems that I have to bypass the button, making it less obvious that the button is only required in the case where the presentation isn't already in the list. I hope that these suggestions provide a concrete way of solving the issue mentioned here.