[Libreoffice] Suggestion and patch for "Confirmation of save format" dialog

Caolán McNamara caolanm at redhat.com
Tue Aug 9 02:09:55 PDT 2011

On Tue, 2011-08-09 at 09:15 +0930, Josh Heidenreich wrote:
> HI,
> For a long time I have been annoyed at the "Are you sure you want to
> save as a .DOC" message, as I find the buttons confusing.
> I have made some changes, with the button to show the format name.
> Screenshots:
> http://thejosh.info/libreoffice/export_format1.png
> http://thejosh.info/libreoffice/export_format2.png
> I have coded a patch, although it's against the old repos.

Attach the patch anyway :-).

I think the whole existing dialog was a complete fail. Never liked the
wording "Keep", seeing as the dialog also appears on first save of a new
file, i.e. new document->save as .doc, and you get "Keep" MS format,
which feels odd to me. Use/Save might be better.

Maybe put "Save as 'X' anyway" into the current "keep" button, with
"save in 'Y' instead" as the alternative save as ODF. I know I typically
skip all explanatory text and go right to the buttons, only reading the
text if I need to.


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