Issue 91526 - Usability issue: Replacing text adjacent formatted text
Summary: Usability issue: Replacing text adjacent formatted text
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 24049
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.4.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: michael.ruess
QA Contact: issues@sw
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-07-10 04:23 UTC by pengo_au
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:44 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

Demo of issue (28.17 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2008-07-10 04:25 UTC, pengo_au
no flags Details
Demo III (14.25 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2008-07-10 10:46 UTC, migratooo
no flags Details

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Description pengo_au 2008-07-10 04:23:44 UTC
There is a usability issue when replacing text between two styles. Replacing or
pasting text of one format (or without formatting) to a spot where it is
immediately preceded by text of another format is awkward at best (Demo I), or
impossible at worst (Demo II).

Please try the interactive demo (attachment), so you can see this usability
issue first hand.

This is a usability issue, not a crash report. That is, it is an issue with how
the user interface works, which makes it difficult for people using the
software, especially new users and people who simply expect their software to
work. The demos may be specific but they highlight general issues.

This usability bug hinders adoption of the software, and frustrates more
experienced users. Apart from hindering learnability, efficiency of use,
memorability, and subjective satisfaction, it also leads to more user errors.

Intuitive user interfaces do the “least surprising†behaviour. From a user's
point of view, the least surprising behaviour is the “correct†behaviour,
regardless of software's internal set of abstractions.
Comment 1 pengo_au 2008-07-10 04:25:31 UTC
Created attachment 55039 [details]
Demo of issue
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2008-07-10 08:53:26 UTC
Same root cause as issue 24049.

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 24049 ***
Comment 3 michael.ruess 2008-07-10 09:00:44 UTC
Closing duplicate.
Comment 4 migratooo 2008-07-10 10:46:54 UTC
Created attachment 55046 [details]
Demo III
Comment 5 michael.ruess 2008-07-10 11:32:59 UTC
"Hidden" attribute is a thing that could be handled in a special exception.
Please file a new issue for this.