Issue 65282 - Export to html or image files should create a new directory
Summary: Export to html or image files should create a new directory
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Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.2
Hardware: All All
: P3 Normal (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2006-05-11 04:57 UTC by Joe Smith
Modified: 2014-04-29 12:55 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
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Description Joe Smith 2006-05-11 04:57:24 UTC
The current process of File > Export to html allows the user to specify a name
in the file selection dialog. However, unless the user knows ahead of time to
create a new directory and navigate there before confirming, the exported files
(dozens for a typical presentation) are created in an existing directory,
alongside existing files. This is unexpected, and removing the many files with
cryptic names is tricky and carries a significant risk of deleting unrelated files.

Instead, the name provided by the user should be the name of a new directory,
and the exported files created under that directory.

This is what PPT (2k) does.

Export to images (enhancement issue 63687) should work the same way.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2006-05-11 07:34:13 UTC
Comment 2 Edwin Sharp 2014-04-29 12:55:39 UTC
As given in description
AOO410m18(Build:9764)  -  Rev. 1589052
2014-04-22 12:11 - Linux x86_64

PS the message "The local target directory ... is not empty. Some files might be overwritten. Do you want to continue?" is not very helpful.