Issue 47295 - Navigator in Writer not intuitive
Summary: Navigator in Writer not intuitive
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0 Beta
Hardware: All All
: P3 Normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
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Reported: 2005-04-12 23:31 UTC by ds13
Modified: 2014-04-09 05:29 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
Developer Difficulty: ---

DOC-File Properties (Windows File Context menu) (53.94 KB, image/jpeg)
2005-07-01 16:33 UTC, ds13
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No binding of OO2.0 to .SXW-files in Windows XP (as well as missing icon) (71.26 KB, image/jpeg)
2005-07-01 16:35 UTC, ds13
no flags Details
ODT-File Properties (Windows File Context menu) (56.97 KB, image/jpeg)
2005-07-01 16:37 UTC, ds13
no flags Details
Mock-up of possible solutions (131.33 KB, application/pdf)
2014-04-08 19:20 UTC, ds13
no flags Details

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Description ds13 2005-04-12 23:31:13 UTC
in the Navigator of Writer it's often not clear, *what* to navigate:

If I double-click on the page counter at the window bottom ("Page 1/2"), the
Navigator opens. But optically, it's not obvious that now "Navigation: Page" is
a) The Navigator window seems quite overloaded with icons and options.
b) Within the list, unexpectedly "Headings" is marked blue - no item "Page" is
c) The current navigation mode ("Page") is invisibly hidden behind the
d) The Navigator's counter field (e.g. "1") has no mouse-over help, *what* you
flip up/down.
e) The Navigator windows's headline doesn't show the current navigation mode
("Page"), either.

Sorry, but for getting to another page, the solution of MS-Word is much more
lean, obvious and effective: "Go to: ..." with an obvious selected mode "Page".
More options are put on other tabs.
With OOWriter's Navigator, I feel a little bit overwhelmed by more than ten
icons. (Impress and Spreadsheet seem easier and more "tidy".)

So, I really would appreciate, if
1.  the current Navigation mode would obvious, e.g. by showing "Page" in the
Navigator - either in the window's headline or selected in the list instead of
2. if possible, the number of icons could be reduced in this view, e.g. by using

Thank you.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2005-04-19 15:52:31 UTC
reassigned to ES.
Comment 2 eric.savary 2005-04-19 16:50:10 UTC
Comment 3 ds13 2005-07-01 16:33:50 UTC
Created attachment 27633 [details]
DOC-File Properties (Windows File Context menu)
Comment 4 ds13 2005-07-01 16:35:47 UTC
Created attachment 27634 [details]
No binding of OO2.0 to .SXW-files in Windows XP (as well as missing icon)
Comment 5 ds13 2005-07-01 16:37:08 UTC
Created attachment 27635 [details]
ODT-File Properties (Windows File Context menu)
Comment 6 ace_dent 2008-05-16 00:23:49 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised is currently assigned to 'Requirements' pending review, but
has not been updated within the last 3 years. Please consider re-testing with
one of the latest versions of OOo, as the problem(s) may have already been
addressed. Either use the recent stable version:
or consider trying the new OOo 3 BETA (still in testing):
Please report back the outcome so this Issue may be Closed or Progressed as
necessary - otherwise it may be Resolved as Invalid in the future. You may also
wish to search for (and note) any duplicates of this Issue that may have
advanced further by checking the Issue Tracker:
Many thanks,
Cleaning-up and Closing old Issues as part of:
~ The Grand Bug Squash, pre v3 ~
Comment 7 Edwin Sharp 2014-04-07 12:12:58 UTC
Please attach mock-up.
Comment 8 ds13 2014-04-08 19:20:52 UTC
Created attachment 83139 [details]
Mock-up of possible solutions

Hello Edwin, I attached a PDF with screenshots.

(The older attachments don't seem to fit - may the stem from other of my tickets?)
Comment 9 Edwin Sharp 2014-04-09 05:29:00 UTC
Confirmed with
AOO410m15(Build:9761)  -  Rev. 1585426
2014-04-01 13:50 - Linux x86_64