[Libreoffice-ux-advise] conditional format dialog
pierre-yves.samyn at laposte.net
Sat Feb 18 03:11:12 PST 2012
I also like new style via the combo.
I agree with the remark about including enable / disable option (I
pointed out that it's based on a nonexistent property to date). But I'm not
sure that the checkbox (left of "Condition x") would be unambiguous as it is
currently used to remove a condition. Explicit word would have my preference
(see my mockup).
I would also like to clarify some points.
1. Step 1: you indicate "Comes up with one condition set up Already"
In this mockup, 45 Is the value of the current cell ?
If yes, I do not feel that this is useful: the user should probably delete
this value more often than he would keep.
This control could also be a combo allowing the user to either type a value
directly into the control or choose from a list of the values available
cf. Data> Filter> Standard filter> Value
2. It would be a plus if the preview area used the value or the result of
the formula instead of the word Example.
3. About reordering conditions, doing it *also* by drag and drop would be a
plus. Your screens do not suggest to the user that this is possible.
The buttons I propose are explicit and also used in other dialogs. They
would add a very useful feature for our case: multiple conditions in which
the order of interpretation can be very important.
4. In the same token I do not like a single Add button with a Remove button
by condition: this suggests that the add is done in last place without
allowing to insert a condition.
If in your mind it would be added after the selected condition (?), the
proposed interface does not suggest this... I would add that the duplication
of the Remove button clutters the dialogue.
My preference is so much to + and - buttons for each condition:
- They lighten the dialog
- They suggest and explicitly allow the insert
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