Issue 18466 - User can't figure out how to add fonts with spadmin
Summary: User can't figure out how to add fonts with spadmin
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 RC3
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P2 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: OOo 1.1.1
Assignee: ulf.stroehler
QA Contact: issues@framework
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-08-20 23:50 UTC by dankegel
Modified: 2003-12-20 00:44 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description dankegel 2003-08-20 23:50:58 UTC
I used spadmin as described in the doc to try to add a bunch
of .ttf fonts under Red Hat 9, but when I navigate to the
folder containing the fonts and click 'select folder', 
the list of font files to add is empty.

Pretty dang annoying, if you ask me...
Comment 1 dankegel 2003-08-20 23:52:17 UTC
Setting target to 1.1.1 on the assumption that other people
aren't seeing this, so it's not a showstopper for 1.1.0.

But if other people can reproduce this, maybe it *is* a
Comment 2 thorsten.martens 2003-09-01 14:19:05 UTC
TM->US: Please have a look, thanks !
Comment 3 dankegel 2003-09-04 01:13:48 UTC
Still happening in build 645m17 8683

More details: 
OS is Red Hat 9.
I get the "Add Fonts" dialog, then click on the ellipsis button,
and navigate to /mnt/winnt/fonts, a directory in a
VFAT partition mounted read-write,
containing 98 font files ending in .ttf
and 110 font files ending in .TTF.  The dialog box
"Select path" has "/mnt/winnt/fonts/" in the Path: field,
but nothing in the list of files.

I guess it's just a usability issue.  I expect to be
shown fonts -- but the UI is very confusing, and shows
me a blank list!  

Clicking "Select" at that point brings me back to the
"Add Fonts" which does seem to have the fonts there,
but it's really hard to say.  And when I click "OK", it
beeps and says "0 new fonts added".  How annoying!

So the real problem is that there are two dialog boxes
where I expected one, and the dialog boxes are poorly

I can't wait for fontconfig support, at which point I'll
be able to use Linux's tools for font management, and
not this spadmin piece of cr*p.

Comment 4 ulf.stroehler 2003-12-19 15:23:29 UTC
WFM. User error. Works as designed.

Submit an Enhancement (and weigh your words:-) if the dialog should be changed.
Indeed the behaviour is a bit unorthodox.
Comment 5 ulf.stroehler 2003-12-19 15:25:17 UTC
Closing Issue.
Comment 6 dankegel 2003-12-20 00:44:13 UTC
Yes, I agree, it's broken-as-designed.

I think OpenOffice 2.0 is scheduled to fix this.