[Libreoffice-ux-advise] The "no border text" feature in Writer 3.5 is not complete

Cor Nouws oolst at nouenoff.nl
Fri Feb 17 01:20:42 PST 2012

Hi all,

NoOp wrote (17-02-12 05:31)
> On 02/15/2012 02:44 AM, Jan Holesovsky wrote:

>> The current (3.5) design looked as the best option, was in the daily
>> builds [http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/] for several
>> months, and nobody complained - so we were happy with it; what a pity
>> that you haven't pointed it out earlier :-
> There will be much "you should have tested", "you should have pointed it
> out earlier"; unfortunately, the primary users will not have discovered
> the "improvement"/"feature" was released in the 'new&  improved version'
> and would not have noticed until they upgraded from 3.4 to 3.5.

I truly find that people active here in the community, could have spoken 
up earlier and if did not do so, now should not support complains from 
others in the sense that they agree that it is a bad decision.

>> The good news is - nothing is lost!  It is just code, and can be
>> changed.  It is here:
> Great! Then is shouldn't be difficult for those that made the change to:
> 1) modify the code to replace the original code to change it back,
> and/or 2) create an extension to allow users the option to switch
> between the two... right?

And as a consequence, still we can only be modest in our requests.

Adding one thing (I've not read all comments in detail and will not be 
able to do that without causing trouble..) :
if it comes to a point where a change to the current situation is made, 
to me it would look a good solution to change the behaviour of the menu 
View > Text Boundaries: ticked = show the old boundaries; unticked = 
show the current markers. (And I do not expect this to be an easy hack).

Furthermore ... I hope we all enjoy all the good things 3.5.0 brings us :-)


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