As this is my first post here I'd like to introduce myself as someone who is not a coder, but one
who sees a lot of exciting potential in this LibreOffice project. I hope this application suite
can globally serve users across many platforms, interfaces and requirements. I use OpenSUSE and
Win7, and have used OOo the last four years, and used StarOffice 10 years ago.
Initially I would like to highly suggest some polishes on the win32 installer for the 3.4 project:
When the first step to installing LibreOffice is the prompt to ask where to extract the install
folder immediate confusion comes to many elementary PC users. I think this is primarily because
this step is unusual, most Windows-based apps do not contain this step, or hide it from the user.
I suggest eliminating this step. Either the installer file is packaged differently to accomplish
this, or it automatically extracts the MSI, etc. into a "temp" folder in the background, which is
afterwards deleted upon a successful installation.
The second issue is that the install folder "C:\Program Files\LibreOffice 3" contains the version
number. This is much better than the Start Menu\Programs folder "LibreOffice 3.3" which contains
the point version also. I suggest removing both. Simply "LibreOffice" is enough, and is a much
more common standard and expectation for Windows users.
Thank you for your consideration of this!
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