Issue 87211 - make Insert Link dialog more User Friendly
Summary: make Insert Link dialog more User Friendly
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.3
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2008-03-18 21:32 UTC by dz0
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:42 UTC (History)
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Description dz0 2008-03-18 21:32:02 UTC
Now the Insert Link dialog is quite confusing.

1) Why do I have to press Two buttons "Apply" and "Close" ??
(one button would be much more intuitive, as beginners use to press just "Close"
and keep frustrated link is not inserted)

2) When selecting text which is already linked, and calling the "Insert Link"
again, the text  does not appear in the dialog -- why is it ignored?
So after applying, the selected text is replaced with just a link -- it is a
DEFECT I guess. 
if not all text under the link is selected, the dialog works fine.

When the cursor is at the end of the linked text (not selecting anything this
time), the dialog notices the link and the text, but when applyingig it doubles
the text...
generally -- I can edit the text in writer window -- so no real need to have
this field in the dialog (maybe just for the debugging purposes while it behaves
so strangely)

3) Best -- make the minimal version of the dialog with the option to expand (as
in Find/Replace dialog)
3 fields:  Link, Frame and Title would be just fine. And buttons "OK", "Cancel"
and "More..." 

Please, make it simpler :)
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2008-03-19 07:12:51 UTC
Reassigned to requirements.
Comment 2 dz0 2008-05-13 10:21:18 UTC
in ubuntu 8.04 ooo 2.4 I found actionflow just after pasting the link in the
dialog I press "Enter" (which applies the link) and then "Escape"(which closes
dialog), so its quite fast, compared to mouse button clicking