Issue 12225 - Update of AutoText dialog too slow
Summary: Update of AutoText dialog too slow
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: 644
Hardware: PC Windows 2000
: P4 Trivial with 3 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2003-03-11 11:33 UTC by ingenstans
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:27 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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MS Word template where autotext import fails (249.50 KB, application/octet-stream)
2003-03-11 11:34 UTC, ingenstans
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Description ingenstans 2003-03-11 11:33:12 UTC
Importing autotext from Word 97 templates is horrendously broken. The shortcuts 
are imported as the expanded text (or "names") and then they are assigned new 
OOo shortcuts more or less at random. This has been true in all the versions I 
have tried.
Comment 1 ingenstans 2003-03-11 11:34:42 UTC
Created attachment 5050 [details]
MS Word template where autotext import fails
Comment 2 ingenstans 2003-03-11 11:35:27 UTC
attachment created: the MS word template fro which I was trying to 
import some autotext.

Comment 3 h.ilter 2003-03-11 13:08:56 UTC
MRUs area.
Comment 4 michael.ruess 2003-03-25 11:07:52 UTC
Assigned new target Milestone.
Comment 5 michael.ruess 2003-05-22 15:43:22 UTC
That's all working correctly. Word's Autotext do not have a
"Shortcut"-Feature. They are all just stored by their name. Writer's
Autotext import uses their names as names (sounds logical for me) and
the shortcuts for Writer are generated automatically.

BTW: I do not know why you say "horrendously broken". In your opinion,
shortcut/names are mixed up. But it works, when inserting.
Comment 6 michael.ruess 2003-05-22 15:43:44 UTC
Closed, is not a bug.
Comment 7 ingenstans 2003-05-23 07:23:54 UTC
The reason I said it was "very broken" was partly that autotext is 
grindingly slow; on a 400mhz machine it can take five seconds to 
insert a text after pressing "Run autotext". Quicker to write it.

But I still think that the import from Word is broken: here's why. AS 
you observed, Word does not have separate names and short cuts for 
autotexts. But what Word calls "names" are what OOo calls "short 
cuts": they are used by typing the "name" and then pressing the 
completion key. That's what the finger memory expects, and that's 
what's broken in OOo, where you're expected to type the name and then 
press "return" as if it was a normal word completion.

What I would expcet the import function to do is to assign Word's 
"names" to OOo "short cuts", and then to generate and assign OOo 
"names" automatically. At present it works the other way round, and 
that is, I think, a mistake. It only affects the people who import 
large Word autotext libraries, but they are the people who need them, 
and are used to using them in one particular (Word's) way. So I don't 
think it's a successful import if it at the end of it the autotexts 
have to be accessed in an entirely different way, when that could 
easily be avoided by assigning Word "names" to OOo "short cuts".

Reclose the issue if you think I'm wrong. And I'm not sure if it is 
not an enhancement rather than a defect. But I did want to make clear 
my objection and the reasons for it.

Comment 8 michael.ruess 2003-05-27 11:32:11 UTC
MRU->CMC: Andrew is partly right. The shortcuts should remain in a
way. The only thing i could ima gine is, that we do not generate
shortcuts automatically from the names and also take the name from
Words Autotext as shortcut. What do you think about it?
Comment 9 caolanm 2003-06-09 09:33:00 UTC
I'll give it a try :-)
Comment 10 caolanm 2003-06-30 10:52:41 UTC
cmc->mmaher: One for you to try: The glossary import code is in
ww8/ww8glsy.cxx. From the menus edit->autotext->autotext->import to
launch an import
Comment 11 martin_maher 2003-07-04 14:24:39 UTC
MM: Putback a fix so that Word's autotext name is imported as both the
shortcut and the name in StarWriter. The performance issue is a UI
problem and after some investigation with truetime and discussion with
Oliver am reassigning to OS.
Comment 12 Oliver Specht 2004-04-26 13:00:53 UTC
Changed prio to 4
Changed summary, was: import autotext from word very broken
Comment 13 Martin Hollmichel 2004-05-28 14:54:48 UTC
according to the announcement on releases
( this issue
will be re-targeted to OOo Later.
Comment 14 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:27:52 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".