Issue 16924 - File/Templates/Organize is incomplete
Summary: File/Templates/Organize is incomplete
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 RC
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: AOO Later
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2003-07-16 03:07 UTC by rblackeagle
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:33 UTC (History)
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Description rblackeagle 2003-07-16 03:07:46 UTC
Set-up:  Put new templates in the ~/user/template folder.  Put other templates
in the <wherever>/OpenOffice.org1.1/share/template/english folder.

1) File/Template/Edit gives the complete list of templates.
2) File/New/Templates and Documents gives the complete list of templates.
3) File/Template/Organize gives only those templates in the "net" directory.

Expected behavior:
All methods should show all templates from all directories found in
Comment 1 rblackeagle 2003-07-16 18:03:44 UTC
(Reminder to Self: Self -- never rely on memory!)

File/Template/Edit is the one that gives me only the list of
subdirectories in the system directory.  It does NOT give me any of
the user templates.  This behavior was not seen in 1.0.1, or
1.1beta2.  It is a new "feature" of 1.1 RC1.
Comment 2 korsi 2003-08-14 15:41:07 UTC
I don't know if this is the same issue. But when I am in the 
Template management window (File/Template/Organize), and choose 
Commands/New, when I have one category selected, nothing happens. 
This is new in 1.1RC compared to 1.0.3 
Comment 3 stx123 2003-08-14 16:05:17 UTC
move to component framework
Comment 4 stx123 2003-08-14 16:05:42 UTC
Reassign issue to owner of selected subcomponent
Comment 5 rblackeagle 2003-08-15 02:21:34 UTC
I will check this tomorrow in RC3 and see if it works.  I hope it
does.  will report.
Comment 6 rblackeagle 2003-08-15 22:52:53 UTC

File/New/Templates and File/Templates/Organize show the full
collection of templates.

File/Templates/Edit shows only the templates in the system
installation -- every time it is loaded, so I have to go through quite
a collection of steps to navigate to the actual template directory.

It's a change from RC2, but not a good one.
Comment 7 rblackeagle 2003-08-17 03:18:09 UTC
Ran "repair" both as root (./setup -net) and as user.  It found Java
(apparently did not when running  I had to remove the
system folder reference to templates and add it so it would be second
and not first.  Now it works.

Perhaps we should think about where templates are normally put.  If
put in the system folder, the default setup is okay, but if placed in
the user folder, the default setup is simply wrong.

A simpler setup might be to have the files movable (up and down keys
for the Tools > Options / > Paths) so that multiple
entries could be easily changed by users.  That would certainly be
easier than asking a novice to search through the folders to find
files and having to "know" what to do to fix the problem.
Comment 8 thorsten.martens 2003-08-26 10:56:01 UTC
Comment 9 thorsten.martens 2003-09-03 10:05:45 UTC
TM->BH: I changed this from DEFECT to ENHANCEMENT because of a bad
usability. Please have a look and decide if the setup should act and
create path-entries in a different way to avoide those problems. Thanks !
Comment 10 rblackeagle 2004-03-05 19:27:12 UTC
1.1.1rc (linux).  File > Templates > Organize shows the templates for the first
of the paths listed in the Tools > Options > Paths, but none of
the other templates.  Further, there is no way to navigate to the other paths to
find the full collection of templates.  This makes File > Templates > Organize
useless where the majority of templates are stored other than in
/opt/OpenOffice.org1.1.1/share/templates/english unless that directory is
deleted and then readded so it comes at the end of the list.  Unfortunately,
doing that means that templates in the system file (.../templates/english) are
then unavailable to the Organizer dialog.

The same issue exists with File > Templates > Edit, except that navigation is
possible, but the navigation makes a mockery of the Path declaration in the
Options dialog as it is not automatically included or automatically selectable.

I might ask why the Path declaration permits more than one path when only one
path is actually used and you can freely navigate all over the place using the
Edit mode.  It would seem to me that the templates in all declared paths would
be shown.
Comment 11 rblackeagle 2004-04-24 18:51:36 UTC
1.1.2rc:  Files > Templates > Organize shows names of files from File > Properties.

Files > New > Templates and Documents AND Files > Templates > Edit shows the
actual file names.

Sometimes the two differ.

Expected: All versions should show the same options -- a name from Files >
Properites or the file name when Files > Properties has a blank for the name.
Comment 12 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:47:06 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".