Issue 87886

Summary: DataPilot: wrong caption "Total columns" and "Total rows"
Product: Calc Reporter: niederbayern <eva-email>
Component: uiAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
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Priority: P3 CC: issues
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Screenshot showing wrong captions in plural
Screenshot showing labelling in MS Office none

Description niederbayern 2008-04-04 17:32:29 UTC
Use the More-Button in DataPilot dialog in order to show more options. You can
see a checkbox with the label "Total columns" and another checkbox with the
label "Total rows".

(also see the screenshot attached)

These labels must not be plural but singular, because in no case these
checkboxes mean more than one single column and more than one single row.

Worse: At the moment the caption "Total columns" could be misunderstood as
"Total of columns" (what would be a row) and the the caption "Total rows" could
be misunderstood as "Total of rows" (what would be a column).

This possible misunderstanding is even boosted because of the naming used by the
main competitor, a lot of PivotTable/DataPilot users are familiar with (also see
the second screenshot attached):

Meaning a column, that shows the total results of several rows
OOo uses "Total columns"
MSO uses "Grand totals for rows"

Meaning a row, that shows the total results of several columns
OOo uses "Total rows"
MSO uses "Grand totals for columns"

My suggestion for OOo: Take over the labelling used by MSO, not because we want
to copy Redmond, but because it is doubtless and clear.
Comment 1 niederbayern 2008-04-04 17:37:34 UTC
Created attachment 52551 [details]
Screenshot showing wrong captions in plural
Comment 2 niederbayern 2008-04-04 17:39:48 UTC
Created attachment 52552 [details]
Screenshot showing labelling in MS Office
Comment 3 amy2008 2008-08-29 03:30:06 UTC
In my opnion, it's not a defect but an enhancement.
Comment 4 ohallot 2009-06-01 19:58:27 UTC
I second the opinion that the labels are misleading.

As OO translator for pt-BR and heavy user of datapilot, I ended myself confused
when I stumbled on it.

Of couse I can change the translated terms to match the common sense, but I
prefer to have the english strings ajusted beforehand.
Comment 5 Stefan Weigel 2009-06-01 20:38:03 UTC
Comment 6 niklas.nebel 2009-06-02 10:46:57 UTC
The plural is there because the "total" result needs several columns or rows if
there are several data fields.