[Libreoffice-ux-advise] Editing external templates

Cor Nouws oolst at nouenoff.nl
Mon Apr 1 14:09:25 PDT 2013

Hi Rafael,

Rafael Dominguez wrote (26-03-13 16:45)
> Since the removal of the old template manager dialog, lots of user have
> complaining that now they cant open external templates for edit. After
> talking to Cedric about it we concluded that we have two options:
> 1.- Add the action to the Template Manager dialog (possibly as a action
> of the wheel menu)
> 2.- Enhance the file pickers to edit templates when selecting a box.
> About the first one i really don't like it at all since the whole point
> of the template manager is to manage templates inside the libreoffice
> profile, so just adding an option to open an external template through
> it, just feel wrong and misplaced,

Understand this.

> also it takes more effort, open the
> template manager, then click on the required menu and then search for
> the desired template. Instead the second one feels more natural and
> logical, we click on the open file, search the desired file and then
> just mark the option to edit the template, what we normally do when
> opening a file.

Two other possibilities:
1. Shift + OK opens for editing
2. select type template + OK opens for editing.
Thee do not need an extra checkbox (I guess that is what you mean with 
"just mark the option to edit the template").

> My opinion is to go for the second option for the reasons stated above.

Still, the risk is that functionality for templates is a bit spread over 
the application.
It's too late now, but will find some time this week to look at the 
other open issues and see if there is some reason to think 
about/possibility to have bundling of those.

Thanks for your work on this :-)


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