Issue 101479 - Confusing error message when printing transparent objects
Summary: Confusing error message when printing transparent objects
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: printing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0.1
Hardware: Unknown All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Reported: 2009-05-01 17:51 UTC by dhollm
Modified: 2013-01-29 21:48 UTC (History)
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Description dhollm 2009-05-01 17:51:04 UTC
When printing a document with (partly?) transparent objects the follow message
comes up:

"Your Document contains transparent objects. This may lead to longer printing
time on certain printers. Should the aspect of transparency be reduced?"

This is a very obscure question.  It should be improved so that its meaning is
clear to an average user.

Specifically, its not clear why you might have transparent objects when you
didn't create anything like that. Also the term "aspect" and how you might
reduce it is very unclear.

FYI I only noticed this in Writer but it very well may exist throughout OO.
Comment 1 dhollm 2009-05-01 17:52:10 UTC
This seems to have some relationship to #29669

Also I found some prior discussion about this here:

Comment 2 michael.ruess 2009-05-05 13:27:04 UTC
MRU->FL: a simpler message text could be helpful for less-sophisticated users here.
Comment 3 michael.ruess 2009-05-05 13:30:07 UTC
Marking as "Enhancement".
adding something like "Should the aspect of transparency be reduced to speed up
your printing process?" could be good.
Comment 4 dhollm 2010-05-06 13:14:13 UTC
The word "aspect" is not a good choice, its meaning is not clear.   Do you mean
that the transparency should be reduced (ie, treat it as opaque)?  In which case
does "reduced" imply that it would be not transparent at all, or somehow *less*

Text such as, "should the object be treated as not-transparent to speed up
printing?" might be easier to understand and less wordy.

("your printing process" also seems like an unecessary mouthful instead of just