Minutes from the UX/design meeting 2021-Aug-26

Heiko Tietze heiko.tietze at documentfoundation.org
Thu Aug 26 14:33:22 UTC 2021

Present: Mike, Cor, Heiko
Comments: Roman, Adolfo


  * Rename sort criteria to "A column" for quick access per keyboard
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=140290
    + have the column character first like "A Column"
      + -1 (Roman)
      + very custom solution (Adolfo)
    + maybe per static label in front of the column (Heiko)
      + sounds reasonable (Mike)
      + has also the advantage of a mnemonic (alt+C<olumn>) activates
        the associated dropdown
    + alternatively ignore "Column" or "Row" on keypress (Mike)
      + some effort to implement and less elegant than the static label
    => do it

  * Border formatting in Impress and Writer Tables does not consider
    the selected Border Color
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=142541
    + color pickers are not context sensitive to apply a setting at
      various places; solution could be to make it sensitive and achieve
      the apply-at-many-places workflow via the double-click sticky mode
      + not really obvious how it works then
    + why? (Mike); it should be possible to consider what color is set in
      the picker in this particular case
      + should take into account the other border attributes too (Mike)
    + likely/hopefully not affecting the usual workflow (Heiko)
    => do it

  * PDF: Export with option Selection does not allow to export slides that
    are part of Custom Slide Show
    + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=143283
    + another option at the print/export dialogs or one more button at
      the custom slide show dialog, or WF?
    + both solutions are feasible and good (Mike, Cor)
    + solution should allow to export other formats in future too, eg. SVG
    + custom slide show can have inverted order and repeated slides, which needs
      to be taken into account, eg. slide# 4,2,4 (Cor)
      + works when entered as this into the export dialog (Heiko)
    + we could also auto-select the slides and export this but bug 79262
      requests export of selected slides per "Selection"
      + selection works on the current slide only; combination of inside the
        current slide plus another one on the slide pane doesn't work
      + slide sorter view mode could provide the selection export thing
      + user expect the selection from where print/export is started
        (meaning focused) (Heiko)
        + but focus is lost with the menu interaction; and not perfectly clear
          for the user (Mike)
        + would suggest an (dropdown) option at "Selection" (Mike)
    + advantage of automatically inserting the numbers at "Slides" in the
      print dialog allows to modify it (Heiko)
    + in favor of another option in the print dialog as it is better
      to understand by the users (Mike, Cor)
    + Bug 40163 complains that a selection means to just hide all other elements
      but to export the full slide
      + If someone needs a single object, other export options are available.
        + after all an object in PDF needs a page to stand on
        + so the behavior makes actually sense (Cor)
    => bug 143283: add another radiobutton in the dialogs with a dropdown to
       pick the right slideshow
    => bug 79262: add dropdown at Selection with "Objects on Slide" and "Selected
    => bug 40163: resolve WF/NAB

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