[Libreoffice] [PATCH] [UX] Rename "Default Formatting" --> "Clear Direct Formatting"

Octavio Alvarez alvarezp at alvarezp.ods.org
Tue Jan 25 21:46:44 PST 2011

On Tue, 25 Jan 2011 15:08:01 -0800, Christoph Noack  
<christoph at dogmatux.com> wrote:

> [...]
>> > The string length will make the menu wider, which gets an issue when  
>> the
>> > English text gets translated into foreign languages. Especially since  
>> we
>> > do have many sub-menus within this menu. Same applies to "Clear All
>> > Formatting" you are planning to change.
>> Of course, sorry about that. :-/ I'll need help here to make the change
>> as friendly as possible to others.
> I CC Sophie to ask her how to check that ... Sophie, the subject states
> the menu item change which may become rather long when translated, and
> thus, a usability issue for the use of the Format menu. What do you
> think?

This item appears in the context menu and the Format menu, AFAIR. In the
future it will also affect "Clear All Formatting" which will replace the
plain "Clear Formatting" item. This appears in the drop down from the
Format toolbar.

>> This of course doesn't mean that a "Reset paragraph direct + all  
>> character"
>> shouldn't exist. It simply needs to be clearly differentiated, maybe its
>> own menu entry.
> True, at the beginning, I worried more about the name change - removing
> some of the consistency of the suite. Due to the supportive statement by
> Cor, I'd like you to go ahead.

I will fix a mistake I found in the patch set and resubmit it. That is
unless someone else wins the race and picks it up before I fix it. I can
send a smaller patch later. I will continue working on this.

[Rest of the e-mail snipped. Thank you for your support.]

Best regards.


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