Issue 87086

Summary: [Notes2] New notes - double-clicking in the notes empty space should create a new note
Product: Writer Reporter: pagalmes.lists
Component: editingAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: issues
Version: DEV300m3   
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Hardware: All   
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Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: ---
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Description pagalmes.lists 2008-03-16 14:04:15 UTC
Please see the screenshot
Comment 1 pagalmes.lists 2008-03-16 14:04:50 UTC
Created attachment 52134 [details]
the file describing the enhancement
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2008-03-17 11:29:12 UTC
Reassigned to ES.
Comment 3 eric.savary 2008-03-18 20:26:39 UTC
@christophnoack: why not...? But also without selction. Maybe a hint as dark
grey watermark in the note pane: "Double click here to insert a note"
Comment 4 christoph 2008-03-18 22:38:49 UTC
Hi, nice idea! This reply contains: Clarification of the request, discussion of
advantages/disadvantages, alternative implementation (there is already a
solution which seems to address the same problem).


Just for clarification of the request:
* If text is selected in the document text, then double-clicking on the Note
Side Pane should create a new Note. The Note Anchor Area will contain the
previously selected document text.
* If no text is selected in the document text, then double-clicking on the Note
Side Pane will create a note. Like planned, the Notes algorithm decides if the
Note Anchor will refer to a point or an area.

@pagalmes: Is this correct?


Advantage: The direct relationship/interaction with the Notes' home.

* The functionality is not well discoverable/understandable. Some people do not
even know about double clicking at all.
* As es already mentioned, some description is necessary to make it
discoverable. Unfortunately, the Note Side Pane moves together with the document
- where to place the "hint"?
* The functionality is only available when there is enough space to show the
Note Side Pane background (space to place the mouse cursor).
* It is hard for the user to anticipate the position of the new Note Window
(e.g. the user selects document text at the bottom of the screen, but
double-clicks at the top. The user may expect the Note to show up at the top,
but it would be placed at the bottom.)


Alternative implementation:
Some time ago I proposed to add a little placeholder to the Note Side Pane
(similar to the text frames in Impress). This placeholder should be placed at
the current height of the text cursor, please refer to

Some of the issues mentioned above are solved here (no double-clicking, better
discoverability, clear position). The developer mod told me, that an
implementation in the Notes Window distribution algorithm is difficult. We will
continue to discuss the issue and consider your proposal.

@es, pagalmes: Does that proposal address the problem?

In any case, thank you for your support!
Comment 5 pagalmes.lists 2008-03-19 12:32:56 UTC

thanks for taking this improvement into account.

> @pagalmes: Is this correct?

Yes, this is what I meant. For the case were no text is selected, I was 
thinking to attach the note to the cursor position. I don't know about 
the "Note algorithm".

> @es, pagalmes: Does that proposal address the problem?

for me, yes it does. The only issue I can think of is that each time you will 
move the cursor, your grey area will follow. Won't that be annoying? Won't it 
be an issue for slow PCs?
Comment 6 pagalmes.lists 2008-03-19 12:36:03 UTC
BTW, shouldn't this issue changed from UNCONFIRMED to some other status?
Comment 7 christoph 2008-03-28 23:58:16 UTC
Set status to "new" because the requirements are gathered, currently.
Comment 8 pagalmes.lists 2008-03-31 10:21:51 UTC
nice !
Comment 9 Rob Weir 2013-07-30 02:36:24 UTC
Reset assignee on issues not touched by assignee in more than 1000 days.