Issue 58163 - Context menus aren't context-specific (enough)
Summary: Context menus aren't context-specific (enough)
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: chart (show other issues)
Version: 3.3.0 or older (OOo)
Hardware: PC Windows 2000
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
QA Contact: issues@graphics
Keywords: usability
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Reported: 2005-11-19 15:07 UTC by joachimdurchholz
Modified: 2013-02-24 21:19 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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TCS Chart Context Menu (21.28 KB, text/html)
2009-09-08 15:19 UTC,
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Description joachimdurchholz 2005-11-19 15:07:25 UTC
The context menus for the subcomponents of Chart don't offer enough variation.
This gives not enough clues about what subcomponent the user is actually
accessing with the context menu, so he's unsure about whether he's going to
modify the intended subcomponent or not. (Listing the subcomponent's name in the
dialog title isn't enough. It's a step later, and dialog titles are customarily
ignores. Well, *I* ignored the title and didn't find out that it would give me
the desired clue until I started to investigate deeply enough to write this
series of issue reports.)

Changed that could be useful to fix this:

1) Remove the "diagram wall" and "diagram area" entries from the context menus.
The settings behind these menu entries properly belong to the Object Properties
entry of the diagram wall and diagram area, respectively.

2) Don't say "Object Properties" as first entry. Say "X Axis properties", "Main
title properties", etc. instead.

3) Place some or all of the tab titles from the subcomponent's Object Properties
dialog in the context menu. That should open the Object Properties dialog with
the corresponding tab already selected.
Comment 1 kla 2005-11-21 10:15:42 UTC
-> Iha: Maybe it's help to declare the Context menus structure.
Comment 2 IngridvdM 2005-11-24 15:36:35 UTC
Yes, accepted.
Comment 3 bjoern.milcke 2006-06-23 14:04:42 UTC
Changed Target to 2.x
Comment 4 bjoern.milcke 2006-06-23 14:51:13 UTC
back to later
Comment 5 IngridvdM 2008-07-22 14:21:57 UTC
reset to new
Comment 6 IngridvdM 2009-08-07 16:52:01 UTC
The context menu was reworked completely within CWS chartuseability01.
All details can be found in the specification:

Regarding this issue
1) The entries "diagram wall" and "diagram area" have been removed somewhere in
the past already.
2) The entry "Object Properties" has been replaced by something more
descriptive. The offered command now shows the name of the affected object. So
it say for example 'Format Legend...', 'Format Title...' or 'Format Major
Grid...' instead of only 'Object Properties...'. There is no distinction between
x-axis and y-axis for example or the between the different types of titles just
to keep the translation effort a little bit lower. Lets see how this works.
3) Single entries to open each single tab of the properties dialog directly have
not been offered. Within the new context menu there is offered access to several
child and 'sister-elements' and offering each tab page as an own entry would
have been too much. If you still think that can fit anyhow into the new
structure and should be done please submit a separate issue. Thanks!
Comment 7 IngridvdM 2009-08-26 13:06:54 UTC
Sophie, please verify this enhancement in CWS chartuseability01.
When selecting different elements within a chart the first entry in the context
menu does open the properties dialog for the selected element. This menu entry
now should not be named 'Object Properties...'  anymore but instead it should
contain the name of the selected element - for example it should be named
'Format Legend...', 'Format Title...', 'Format Axis...' or 'Format Major
Grid...'. All the possible menu entries are listed in the new context menu
Thanks! Ingrid
Comment 8 2009-09-08 09:15:58 UTC
Verified in CWS chartuseability01 - Sophie
Comment 9 2009-09-08 15:18:59 UTC
Attaching TCS Chart Context Menu - Sophie
Comment 10 2009-09-08 15:19:43 UTC
Created attachment 64615 [details]
TCS Chart Context Menu
Comment 11 2009-10-22 15:40:02 UTC
Verified in OOO320m2 - Closing - Sophie