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

Jan Holesovsky kendy at collabora.com
Wed Oct 2 08:37:37 PDT 2013

Hi Mirek,

Mirek M. píše v St 02. 10. 2013 v 17:01 +0200:

> The problem is that there's no indication that you lose data with
> Ungroup. (In general, the only data I would expect to lose by using
> Ungroup is group-related metadata.)

There would be indication, but only ex-post; I hope that is still OK if
the undo is possible.

> If Ungroup converts the object into shapes, perhaps we can just put it
> inside a new toolbar, label it "Convert to Shapes", and make it
> contextual?

Could work, of course - whatever is easier for Jacobo I think :-)  In
both cases it is down to just throwing away the interop grabbag data...

In general, I believe we should discourage the users from editing that
shapes, but allow that in case they are crazy enough to want that.  The
on-load option is not a solution from my point of view, as I believe we
should default to the better interop (ie. roundtrip the SmartArt, and
discourage editing the shapes), and in that case the use case for those
who _want_ to edit the shape is to change the default, re-load the
document, do the edits, and switch back the option for other documents.

Jacobo - does this work for you?


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