[Libreoffice-ux-advise] Startcenter greeting text

Jean-Francois Nifenecker jean-francois.nifenecker at laposte.net
Sat Nov 23 04:15:04 PST 2013

Le 23/11/2013 11:48, Adolfo Jayme Barrientos a écrit :
> I concur with what Björn and Olivier both said.


> Also, having the word “New…” repeated in all the options is so
> redundant. There’s a text over the buttons saying “Create”. Isn’t that
> enoght for the user to know that these buttons will *create* an
> (obviously new, otherwise you wouldn’t be *creating* one) document?
> Let’s drop the “New”, “New”, “New”, “New”, “New”, “New” from the
> buttons. That way we also save space when the buttons are translated.

Sure. I've been asking for that repeatedly on various threads here.

As for these "New Thingy" buttons, I've already stated that (apart from
the "New" word) "New Document" is not appropriate IMO. From what I can
see and hear from users around me, it's not clear to them what a "New
Doument" or a "New Spreadsheet" is. The icon is not sufficient (hey, who
on earth actually looks at icons?). This leads me to suggest: "New
Writer Document", or better, "Writer Text" (and so on: Calc Spreadsheet,
Impress Presentation...).
The module name *has* to be visible. Moreover this is consistent with
the OS startup menu.

As for the "Writer Document", I don't like the "document" word because
the suite does just that: documents, whatever the module used. Writer
creates *text* documents, Calc generates *spreadsheet* documents, etc.
Hence, "Writer Text" seems much more appropriate.

My 2 euro-cents,
Jean-Francois Nifenecker, Bordeaux

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