Issue 95897

Summary: usability problem: inconsistant use of term "User Data"
Product: General Reporter: zhangweiwu <zhangweiwu>
Component: uiAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P4 CC: elish, issues
Version: OOo 3.0   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
Developer Difficulty: ---

Description zhangweiwu 2008-11-06 03:23:18 UTC
In Options dialog, there is a section "User Data", where user can fill their
organization, address, email / telephone number etc.

In "Insert Fields" dialog, there is a section "Sender" where user can take the
value of the "User Data" setting and insert it into the current document.

This is confusing especially to first time Fields users. They don't understand
why "User Data" is "Sender" data, especially if the document is not supposed to
be send to anybody at all ("I don't send it, so who is the Sender?")

I propose to change "Sender" field-section to "User Data". In fact it is better
to change both to "User Profile" because "Data" is a too general term. User
would ask "What is my Data? My Data includes my documents and presentations" and
gets confused when his/her data is only his contact information. They don't get
confused when the see a form of contact information which named "User Data", but
they get confused if they find their contact information during inserting fields
of "User Data". Generally any data are "User Data", this is really not good wording.

It pisses the user off if the user himself is a professional editor, which picks
on incorrect wording, and which is one of most important user of OOO because
their use of OOO shows the product capability.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2008-11-06 10:07:02 UTC
Framework issue, as long as the Properties refer to all components.
Reassigned to FL for decision.
Comment 2 Edwin Sharp 2014-01-26 19:26:06 UTC
IMHO
Tools - Options... - OpenOffice - User Data -> Personal Details
Insert - Fields - Other... - Document - Type - Sender -> Personal Details