Issue 15086 - macro recorder : Unintuitive float behaviour when nothing is recorded
Summary: macro recorder : Unintuitive float behaviour when nothing is recorded
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 Beta2
Hardware: PC Windows 2000
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: AOO Later
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2003-05-30 00:30 UTC by schulten
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:33 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description schulten 2003-05-30 00:30:06 UTC
when I click Tools-Macro-Record in Beta2, nothing happens. No stop recording 
window, no macro dialog comes up.
Comment 1 dankegel 2003-06-04 04:21:54 UTC
Seems ok in Linux...
Comment 2 schulten 2003-06-04 08:16:31 UTC
I found the reason. I tried to record the action to click a Function-
Input field and to enter some text in there. Nothing is recorded for 
that, so nothing is stored and no macro dialog comes up. This is very 
irritating, it should pop up a message 
"nothing was recorded, do you really want to stop recording".

Changed to Enhancement for 2.0
Comment 3 h.ilter 2003-07-04 14:12:50 UTC
Reassigned to jsk
Comment 4 joerg.skottke 2003-07-22 08:19:45 UTC
Hi Dietrich,

Your description is not entirely clear to me. Is the float not coming
up at all or does it just close without notice when nothing is recorded?

When clicking on Tools->Macro->Record a tiny float appears (this in
fact happens, i just tested it).

If nothing is recorded (this happens frequently, since lots of
functinality simply is not implemented at this time) the float closes
without further notice.

In the current state of the macro recorder this works as designed.

I'll change the summary to something more precise and reassign it.
Comment 5 schulten 2003-07-22 19:23:05 UTC
I cannot reproduce the problem that no stop recording float window 
appears, although it *was* my original problem. Anyway, I would still 
like to propose a dialog that informs the user that nothing could be 
recorded yet. In my case I first thought I had used the recorder in a 
wrong way and looked for a menu option to save the macro. It never 
occured to me that nothing was recordable.
Maybe an alternative would be to store an empty macro. But a message 
box "Nothing could be recorded, do you really want to stop 
recording?" is clearer, if you ask me.
Comment 6 christian.jansen 2003-09-11 15:15:42 UTC
Reassigned to Bettina.
Comment 7 joerg.skottke 2003-09-24 09:29:25 UTC
According to the roadmap
( this issue was retargeted to
OOo Later.
Comment 8 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:46:19 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".