[Libreoffice-ux-advise] Advice on adding Smart-Art related settings

Andres Gomez agomez at igalia.com
Tue Oct 1 15:59:14 PDT 2013


On Tue, 2013-10-01 at 17:49 +0200, Jacobo Aragunde Pérez wrote:
> That takes us to the next step: we want to make imported SmartArt
> immutable, so users are aware that they can change the document but not
> the shapes. We would like to add a configuration setting to enable or
> disable this behaviour, and we have thought of doing it at Options ->
> Load/Save -> MS Office. We have some doubts on how to call this
> parameter and what should be the default behaviour.

Actually, I've been reading in LibO's Help which is the purpose of the
options under "Options -> Load/Save -> MS Office" and they seem to be
really attached to OLE importing/exporting.

Therefore, maybe this is not the best place in which to implement this

The best and most obvious option seems to be "Options -> [Text Document|
Spreadsheet|Presentation] Options -> Compatibility". However, proper UI
with check boxes seems to be only "Text Document". "Spreadsheet"
"Compatibility" subcategory is quite different and it doesn't really
seem to face the task of selecting compatibility options among document
formats. "Presentation" doesn't even have a "Compatibility" subcategory.

In any case, my best guess is that we should go with these
subcategories. As we are facing now just Writer I suppose we can just
add another checkable option and, once we start implement similar
compatibility for "Calc" and "Impress" we can also add the needed items
and subcategories.

What do you think?

Andres Gomez
Computer Science Engineer
mailto:agomez at igalia.com
IGALIA, S.L. http://www.igalia.com
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