Issue 75970 - Presentation Wizard: When opening an existing project, options are confusing
Summary: Presentation Wizard: When opening an existing project, options are confusing
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.4
Hardware: PC All
: P3 Trivial with 1 vote (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-03-31 20:27 UTC by mfranklin1981
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:32 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

Screenshot of issue (512.74 KB, text/plain)
2007-03-31 20:28 UTC, mfranklin1981
no flags Details

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this issue.
Description mfranklin1981 2007-03-31 20:27:54 UTC
When selecting an existing project. Options are confusing.  The control flow is

1. Create and save an impress document.
2. Launch impress wizard and select "Open existing presentation".

User expects any button labeled "open" to open the existing impress project. 
The "open" button should be located at the lower right hand corner of the wizard. 

The "open" button opens the browse functionality and the button located at the
lower right, is labeled "create".

The user will think that "open" indicates opening the highlighted project and
that "create" will create a new project
Comment 1 mfranklin1981 2007-03-31 20:28:40 UTC
Created attachment 44106 [details]
Screenshot of issue
Comment 2 wolframgarten 2007-04-02 08:02:56 UTC
Comment 3 kpalagin 2007-04-04 18:54:29 UTC
Confirming with 2.2 on WinXP - that dialog is mightily confusing until you get 
used to it.
Comment 4 dcb0 2009-10-08 10:51:30 UTC
This is still a problem in OOO310m19 (Build:9420.
This issue is clear and well written. Please do fix it, as this creates a very
bad first (or nearly first) impression upon the users of Impress.

Just as the writer of this issue said I found it very unusual that the button
currently labelled "Open" actually did not directly open the selected
presentation. Instead it opened a browse dialog. This could be greatly improved
simply by changing the text on that button to "Browse" rather than "Open".
In its defence, it does have a folder icon, which might give a clue, but that
really is also non-standard, and I would suggest that the icon is removed. Non
of the other buttons on that page have icons, so removing it would be an
increase in standarization.

I would also suggest that the "Browse" button is moved on the dialog to the
right of the option "Open Existing Presentation". This would then show a little
more clearly that the user has either the option of browsing for a presentation,
or choosing one directly from the list. Both of these options would be as close
to the option "Open Existing Presentation". At present it seems that I have to
bypass the button, making it less obvious that the button is only required in
the case where the presentation isn't already in the list.

I hope that these suggestions provide a concrete way of solving the issue
mentioned here.