[Libreoffice-ux-advise] [Bug 88742] Using of the Term “Properties” in Sidebar is a Bit Unfortunate

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Yousuf Philips (jay) <philipz85 at hotmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #6 from Yousuf Philips (jay) <philipz85 at hotmail.com> ---
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #4)
> Properties -> Formatting

-1 from me because properties is a better fit in my view than formatting and

1. 'Formatting' is a verb, while sidebar labels are nouns (e.g. Gallery)
2. 'Formatting' make some content panels labels less understandable (e.g.
3. we use properties in the menu (e.g. Format > Image > Properties)
4. we use it in the context menu (e.g. Frame > right-click > Properties)
5. not all things in the deck can be classified as formatting (e.g.
locking/unlocking the position of a shape [bug 90295])

Harald suggest 'Format' and similar to 'Formatting' it isnt a better fit in my
view than 'Properties', but

1. we use it in the menu
2. iWork uses it[1], though it has content panels like 'Text', 'Image' which
make sense and our content panels of 'Style' and 'Character' makes less sense
when used 

[1] https://www.laptopmag.com/images/uploads/4008/g/pages-mac-sidebar.jpg

> Styles and Formatting -> Styles

+1 as most sidebar deck labels are single words and i never understood why even
in the old days of it being a floating window it had 'and Formatting' in the

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