Issue 46691 - Snap-points/- lines must have consequent wording
Summary: Snap-points/- lines must have consequent wording
Alias: None
Product: Draw
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: 680m90
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: AOO Later
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Keywords: usability
: 43970 77252 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2005-04-05 10:33 UTC by wolframgarten
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:01 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description wolframgarten 2005-04-05 10:33:44 UTC
In a german version we have "Ansicht/Führungslinien" but in context menu
An english versions shows me "View/Guides" but in context menu insert "snap
point/-line". The wording should be consequent for not confusing the user.
Comment 1 christian.jansen 2005-06-07 13:41:25 UTC
CJ -> EM: Please decide if that is an OO.o 2.01 issue
Comment 2 e.matthis 2005-06-09 14:19:24 UTC
These strings are at least 5 years old, so they can wait a bit longer. Not 2.0.1
but a minor release soon after that, please. Setting to 2.0.2 for lack of a
later minor to use.

Must be researched and probably a "water lilly" cleaned up at the same time
because the terminology also appears elsewhere on the UI.
Comment 3 e.matthis 2005-07-26 18:21:19 UTC
THere was a large clean up done in the year 2000 for all resources. I found the
old research in hard copies. (plus old internal task 73552)
There had been an overlap and misunderstanding about the difference between
Hilfslinien and Fanglinien in all apps. The result of the research and
discussion with CJ and DL at that time was that our "Fanglinien" are always
magnetic and can be turned on and off. Hilfslinien are not magnetic. (I do not
know if these criteria have changed since then.)

The terminology cleanup was done like this:
Hilfslinien = Guides
Fanglinien = Snap lines

Present issue:

In the View menu spec
"Führungslinien" was introduced as a completely new term in SO/OOo as the German
for the English "Guides", which on the View menu replaced the previous SO/OOo
term "snap lines".

The renaming of the term on the View menu resulted in the inconsistency.
I say that the term on the View menu should be changed back to the old term so
that consistency can reign again on the UI. Otherwise 27 strings have to be
changed in all apps and I do not know if ROI is worth the effort because the old
terms do not seem to be incorrect.

Reassigning to MMP because that was his spec and he might disagree. IF so,
please coordinate the correction of the 27 remaining "snap" strings. Otherwise
have view menu change back to "snap lines" (incl submenu) Those are the only
four strings that use the term "Führungslinien" and probably that definition of
Found in: registry\data\org\openoffice\Office\UI\DrawImpressCommands.xcu
Comment 4 matthias.mueller-prove 2005-11-11 15:34:39 UTC
I agree that this is an issue to be resolved. However, the solution hat to wait
until OOo 3.0
Comment 5 matthias.mueller-prove 2006-08-01 14:12:49 UTC
The concept phase for OOo 3.0 has not started yet. Put this task "on hold" for
OOo Later.
Comment 6 Regina Henschel 2007-05-11 20:05:53 UTC
*** Issue 43970 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 7 Regina Henschel 2007-05-11 20:07:30 UTC
*** Issue 77252 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 8 matthias.mueller-prove 2009-09-06 11:14:46 UTC
I am no longer officially active on OOo. Please take over.