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Hi Daniel, hi Jared,

I'm having a LibreOffice 3.3.1 on Ubuntu with Gnome specific file
dialogs - it only states "ODT Text Document (.odt)".

Do you use Windows? If yes, then it might relate to how the entries of
this drop-down are created by the operating system: the first string
(see above) being the one by LibO, the second part added by Windows.
Okay, this is just a guess and doesn't excuse such weird
behavior ... :-)


Am Dienstag, den 22.03.2011, 12:52 +0000 schrieb Daniel Merker:
Unfortunately, I think in those cases you will have some redundancy, but I do agree that the 
listing of the file extensions at the end ise a bit much. The second set of parenthesis should be 
removed. As a programmer, I know the star is technically important; with that said, I think most 
users naturally understand that the extension is placed at the end of a file (and LibreO codebase 
knows that too). Therefore, I would recommend the following to reduce redundancy:

ODT Text Document (.odt) (*.odt) => be changed to => ODT Text Document (.odt)

-Daniel Merker

-----Original Message-----
From: Jared Meidal [] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 2:07 AM
Subject: [libreoffice-design] Save As file format redundancy

Is it necessary to list the file format extensions twice in the drop down list of file formats 
when in the Save As dialog box?

e.g. ODT Text Document (.odt) (*.odt)

is it really necessary to list "odt" twice (or even thrice!)?

Thank you!


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