[Libreoffice-ux-advise] Unified behaviour of all LibreOffice applications
daniel.mania at umb.no
Wed May 2 10:10:31 PDT 2012
> This is really a complex problem needing a lot of code refactoring: it's
> not only a design problem.
I thought so and unfortunately I cannot help in any way :-(
My programming skills end with LibreOffice macros and AutoIt scripts.
> Writer tables are different from Calc ones, from a user POV I'm not sure
> it would be good to unify this... and once again, this would require
> important and complex code refactoring.
Well, if real Calc table could be integrated in Writer, one could still use them to just show data. But one could also use all of Calc's possibilities and I think they would be easier to format. I am always struggling with formatting the size of Writer tables. But Calc tables as "objects" in a Writer ducument are even worse.
And yes, I knew that LibreOffice does not consist of separate applications. Still, the different "documents" behave like that and that is what counts for the user.
Even though a "unification" would involve a huge effort, it would also be a possibility to wipe out a lot of bugs and inconsistencies without additional work.
From: libreoffice-ux-advise-bounces+daniel.mania=umb.no at lists.freedesktop.org [libreoffice-ux-advise-bounces+daniel.mania=umb.no at lists.freedesktop.org] on behalf of Cedric Bosdonnat [cbosdonnat at suse.com]
Sent: 02 May 2012 10:19
To: Daniel Mania
Subject: Re: [Libreoffice-ux-advise] Unified behaviour of all LibreOffice applications
On Mon, 2012-04-30 at 13:37 +0200, Daniel Mania wrote:
> Here are some examples of what I mean with "unified behaviour":
> - Rotation of images is possible in in Draw but not in Writer
This is really a complex problem needing a lot of code refactoring: it's
not only a design problem.
> - Some objects can only be grouped in Draw but not in Writer.
> - Tables in Writer are clumsy and should be replaced with embedded Calc
> tables (this can be done manually but then Writer changes the size of
> embedded table every now and then and thereby renders them ugly, which
> is probably a bug)
Writer tables are different from Calc ones, from a user POV I'm not sure
it would be good to unify this... and once again, this would require
important and complex code refactoring.
Of course, feel free to give us a friendly helping hand to change that
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