Issue 65600 - "File -> Send -> Document as e-mail..." - confusing and inconsistent wording
Summary: "File -> Send -> Document as e-mail..." - confusing and inconsistent wording
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: 680m167
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: usability
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Reported: 2006-05-19 19:23 UTC by stp
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:31 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description stp 2006-05-19 19:23:19 UTC
In File->Send you will see the string "Document as e-mail" as well as "E-mail as
OpenDocument/MS Word/PDF"

Is the first string (ie. "Document as e-mail") still neccessary?
If so, I think the wording should be aligned/adjusted. The verb in the first
case is the "Send" from the menu group while "e-mail" in the latter.

Comment 1 stefan.baltzer 2006-06-02 14:54:25 UTC
SBA: (1) All entries make sense. The first one sends the current document in its
current format as attachment (i.e. .sxw or .txt format) The others convert the
current file tthe respective format. 

You are right that when you have an .odt document open, these two entries
"Document as e-mail" and "E-mail as opendocument text" do the same (attaching odt)

For details of these entries, please have a look at the respective specification:
PLease note that the corresponding Online help description did not make it into
OOo 2.03 but will be updated for OOo 2.04.

(2) I agree that the entry "File | Send | Document as E-mail..." Does NOT tell
everybody that the file is going to be ATTACHED to an E-mail in its current
format. Especially because the wording is inconsistent to the other entries
below (These DO tell better what will happen).

I adjusted the summary to reflect the findings.

SBA->MMP: You were part of the iTeam specifying this.
Please re-think the target milestone and proceed.
Comment 2 matthias.mueller-prove 2006-08-01 14:10:49 UTC
retarget to 2.x. Implemantation does not match with the spec. Engineering has
promissed to fix this for an upcomming minor release.
Comment 3 Mathias_Bauer 2007-12-04 16:17:32 UTC
according to release status meeting -> target 3.x
Comment 4 matthias.mueller-prove 2009-09-06 10:14:01 UTC
I am no longer officially active on OOo. Please take over.