[Libreoffice-ux-advise] [Bug 96988] The place to set the language for the document is ridiculously undiscoverable

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Sun Jan 10 09:58:22 PST 2016


--- Comment #8 from teo8976 at gmail.com ---
> Existing sheets with cells otherwise formatted with language settings
> --must explicitly be reformatted.

Yes, that's expected behavior. If a cell has been already applied a format with
a language, it's expected that you have to explicitly reformat it to change

I'm talking about "virgin" cells, cells that haven't yet been touched.

> the "Locale setting" also has to be adjusted to have language 
> attributes of new (or existing but not formatted from default) 
> sheets of cells changed.

THAT'S THE ISSUE which I reported in bug 96990 (I'm not sure it was a good idea
to mark it as duplicate): you shouldn't have to. Let's say I have all my
default in English, and now I start a document in Spanish. I have to be able to
go to ONE place, set Spanish as the document language (and it should be cristal
clear that I'm setting a language for the DOCUMENT), and starting from now,
whenever I select one or more cell and go to "Format cells", the language that
appears on the right in your screenshot should by default be Spanish (then you
can change it to whatever you want for individual cells). I shouldn't be
supposed to change the document language AND the locale settings. 

Also it is unclear whether the locale settings will then be remembered for
future documents or not.
See point (2) in my comment 2 to issue 96990

The overall current situation is that managing the language is a mess, the UI
and menus are ambiguous and it's difficult to figure out what you need to
change and what will affect what. You shouldn't have to read a whole manual to
figure out how to start out a new document where everything is by default in
language X.

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