[Libreoffice-ux-advise] Template manager issues pending
cedric.bosdonnat.ooo at free.fr
Mon May 13 00:50:14 PDT 2013
Hi Mirek, Michel,
On Sat, 2013-05-11 at 10:47 +0200, Mirek M. wrote:
> * The way the template manager is now is miles away from the proposed
> design. The proposed design was a simple iCloud/Gnome Documents-like
> template launcher with a two level hierarchy.  The current
> implementation is a more conventional complex Explorer-like file
> manager with unlimited hierarchy. Given that I wasn't in favor of the
> shift in focus to organizing templates rather than creating new
> documents from templates, I'm not the best person to design for the
Allowing multiple levels in the hierarchy is only a plan ATM as there is
still some work to do on it to have it working. Local templates are also
not supposed to have more than 2 levels of hierarchy and this is defined
by the UNO API for handling templates (not the template manager).
> The dialog seems to support only a two level hierarchy, so it's not
> compatible with the current template manager folder structure.
It is completely compatible: the folder structure for local template
> 61396 - FILEOPEN: [Template Manager]Possibility to
> edit a template that
> is not in the repository, is lacking
> I saw a comment with the proposal :
> "when a user does "Open" from the "File" menu and selects a
> template, then LO should open the template" ; instead of
> creating a new file from the template".
> It seems to be a coherent behavior : the user selects the
> command "open" so LO must open. When the user selects "new
> from template", then LO must create a new file from a
> Sounds good.
If everyone agrees on that, then it should be pretty quick to fix.
> If you really want to prevent modification of bad file, maybe
> add an dialog asking confirmation : "Do you really want to
> open the template 'test.ott' ? or create a new file from this
> template ?"
> Perhaps an infobar might be better?
Yes, InfoBar is the thing to use here.
> and related
> 59427 - [Template Manager] low discoverability of new
> template manager
> - we could use "File → Organize templates" menu
> I agree
Still on the todo-list, sadly didn't manage to come to it.
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