Issue 104514 - Save All is enabled after editing
Summary: Save All is enabled after editing
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0.1
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P5 (lowest) Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2009-08-26 10:42 UTC by hviaene
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:35 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description hviaene 2009-08-26 10:42:54 UTC
Open an existing document, then go to the "File" menu and notice that in the
third subdivision you find the menu entries "Close", "Save" and "Save As" enabled.

Now do a simple editing operation, just adding a "space" character is enough.
Now go back to the "File" menu, and notice that the menu entry "Save All" is
also enabled. I don't see any reason for that menu entry being enabled.
Comment 1 Rainer Bielefeld 2009-08-27 07:22:56 UTC
That's a common behaviour in all OOo components, and I believe it's correct so.
If at least 1 document has been modified (and so "save" is active for this
document), "save all" is an useful option: If you just have focus to an other
document without modificatios, you can save all documents with modifications,
even if only one has been modified. So everything is correct, -> INVALID

But I agree, Help text is wrong for this (I checked WRITER HELP). I filed Issue
104539 for this problem
Comment 2 eric.savary 2009-08-27 09:24:37 UTC
Comment 3 hviaene 2009-08-28 10:11:50 UTC
Well, as I went to the trouble to log the bug, I might as well respond.
From a user point of view, I do not agree with your reasoning: there is only one
document open, and whether editing actions have been done or not, should be
irrelevant. There is still  ONLY ONE document open and "Save All" is misleading
for the user and has no real reason to be there.
If there are other documents open, then of course "Save All" is relevant, but my
description explicitely rules this out.
Comment 4 Rainer Bielefeld 2009-08-28 10:29:04 UTC
I really really doubt that your point of view is common sense. Any supporting
documents for your assumption?
Comment 5 hviaene 2009-08-28 11:05:14 UTC
Documents ? No, just common sense. One document is singular, "All" is plural.
Comment 6 michael.ruess 2009-08-28 11:08:51 UTC
I do not see why this should be misleading...
One document open -> save all refers just to this one...
two documents open -> save all refers to that two document...

MRU->MAV: However, take this one as P5-Office_later issue for the case your
resources allow a fix for this.
Comment 7 eric.savary 2009-08-28 11:19:55 UTC
Folks! Yes one *might* think "All" refers to more than one and YES leaving this
enabled for 1 document would be a bug but frankly spoken this is the first
report about this since decades and I don't see how this is soooo "disturbing"...

I advocate for WONTFIX or do we have nothing more important to fix in the coming
5 years???

My 2cts
Comment 8 hviaene 2009-08-28 14:15:04 UTC
It has mislead me, I explain:
I am reworking an older document set consisting of 6 master documents and over
500 docs. Doing updates and saving all from .sdw into .dot docs.
On a few occasions I saw this "Save All" appearing and (having 4 desktops open
on my Mnadriva 2009.1), I started chasing around all over to find where I had
forgotten to save/close any doc.Then I noticed the behavior of OO which I
reported. I have been working with Starwriter and OO for some time now and never
noticed before.
However I quite agree this is a low priority problem, and I sincerely hope you
would ever reach a point were this would the most important problem you have to
tackle. But from my professional experience I know.........
Comment 9 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:35:24 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".