Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Proposal for document map mode and user-defined content attributes.|
|Component:||ui||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||ACCEPTED ---||QA Contact:|
|Target Milestone:||AOO Later|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description bobharvey 2002-09-22 22:33:24 UTC
This is just an idea to improve the usability. I would like to suggest a Document Map view. Perhaps it would be added to the navigator (which I admire an enormous amount) or to the Style selector. The idea would be to highlight areas of the document in a particular style, or font, or language, or outline numbering level. Imagine zooming out, and then click-holding on each style in turn to see where it occurs. The navigator can already jump to a bookmark - my map mode would merely show you where all the bookmarks, or just one, were on a plan view. In the spreadsheet it could show dependencies between cells by formula, or all the cells with a date or currency format, for example. It would be less useful in the drawing module, although it could have application in the presentation one. A futher thought - the use of XML (and to some extent rtf) would allow user-defined attributes to be scattered about and then picked up in map mode. "show me all the bits written by Dr Killmore" "Which financial results are provisional and which published". Many years ago I knew a man who wrote the fortran code as indented paragraphs in the design documentation, then used a bit of runoff code to separate the two and run the compiler. Imagine a .sxw file like that, and a print command that selected certain attributes (print just the "source code" blocks). ------------------------------------- The purpose of this proposal is to differentiate the product from MS products, rather than to continue to mimic them, to add usability and convenience - and get the product talked about by reviewers! I see this as a 2D analogue of some ideas-processor or outlining products from the 1980s, before we all went GUI mad.
Comment 1 thorsten.martens 2002-09-23 09:04:04 UTC
TM->SBA: Seems to be more an enhancement for the WP-team than for the framework-prroject to me. Please have a look, thanks !
Comment 2 stefan.baltzer 2003-06-04 14:21:28 UTC
Reassigned to Bettina.
Comment 3 utomo99 2003-10-08 04:37:56 UTC
RFE for Q
Comment 4 bettina.haberer 2003-11-12 13:31:28 UTC
Set to 'Office Later'.
Comment 5 bobharvey 2006-07-01 10:22:33 UTC
No movement in 4 years? Nothing that has happened in this time has changed my view - I still stand behind this idea.
Comment 6 bobharvey 2008-03-02 08:06:57 UTC
Is this really "started"?
Comment 7 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 15:08:40 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on my owner to the owner "requirements".