[Libreoffice-ux-advise] [Bug 76274] Files with XLT extension are not added to Recent documents

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V Stuart Foote <vstuart.foote at utsa.edu> changed:

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--- Comment #8 from V Stuart Foote <vstuart.foote at utsa.edu> ---
So thinking about this a bit...

A template--native ODF or not--is a template, and not simply a document. They
need to be managed, edited and maintained of course. But, they are a special
class of documents that should be handled other than normal documents.

So, any reason they could not be handled from the Template manager? Either the
"My templates" panel, or implement a new "Recent templates" listing and/or GUI


Q: Functionally what happens within LibreOffice when opening a template is it
being opened to edit the template, or opened to create a new document?

A: It depends

   1.) for ODF templates--the user decides at the end with their save action

   2.) for other templates MSO, OOXML, WP, etc.--a new document is created by
filter action of reading in the template.  A new document is not intentional,
just the affect of filter process to render into ODF.

And of course the round trip overwrite--Save-as from ODF, if supported by
export filter--will often corrupt the template. So we really should not be
attempting to "edit" non-native templates.

Q: Does it make sense to include the recently used templates (with or without
thumbnails) on the recent documents list or as StartCenter thumbnails?  

A: IMHO, I think not-- and that handling should include the ODF templates. So
what then to do with them?  Rework the Template manager to include recently
used templates seems to be appropriate.

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