Issue 88223 - [Notes2] Usability issues with “View – Notes†settings
Summary: [Notes2] Usability issues with “View – Notes†settings
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: 680m243
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2008-04-13 13:25 UTC by christoph
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:44 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description christoph 2008-04-13 13:25:27 UTC
[Issue data has been moved from issue #85870 to cover the more general aspects
of the visibility of the Notes Side Pane.]

The following problem has been found in the build “edgy-jdk-2474-notes2â€.

Current behavior: If there are no Notes in the document, then changing the
setting “View – Notes†will not show the Note Side Pane nor any Notes. This does
not correspond to a fundamental law of interaction design: providing feedback on
actions. So this may lead to usability issues with that functionality.

Proposed behavior (Please note that this issue does NOT fully describe the
desired behavior. It is intended to give you some ideas how this could be
implemented. Please refer to the specifications in the Notes2 wiki for more
information or contact me directly.):
If a document is opened which contains Notes, then both Notes Side Pane and
Notes are shown (Notes – View is activated)
If a document is opened which does not contain Note(s), then the Notes Side Pane
is not shown (Notes – View is deactivated)
If no Note(s) are contained in the document, the Notes Side Pane is not shown
and the user activates Notes – View, then the Notes Side Pane will be shown.
If a Note is inserted and the Note Side Pane is not shown, then both Note
Windows and Note Side Pane will be shown (Notes – View is activated).
If the Note Side Pane is shown and all Notes are deleted (deleted: no Note
present in the document), then the Note Side Pane will stay open. (Notes – View
will remain active) (Currently, the Note Side Pane is closed automatically if no
Note is present in the document.)

The proposed behavior tries to first address the needs of the user (e.g. when
opening the document) and will then try not to be too 'smart'.

Please note: It may be very useful, if the visibility of the Notes and the Note
Side Pane could be controlled in a more direct manner. This may include a
control element in the horizontal ruler bar (please refer to the specification
in the Notes2 wiki), an entry for the Note Side Pane context menu or a context
menu entry for the Writer background “Wieseâ€. Please contact me when you start
to work on that proposals.
Comment 1 eric.savary 2008-05-19 09:02:23 UTC
@christophnoack: "Parking" this issue back to you (UserEx) untill we decide what
to do :)
Comment 2 Rob Weir 2013-07-30 02:45:18 UTC
Reset assignee on issues not touched by assignee in more than 1000 days.