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2011/7/4 Saulo Soares de Toledo <>:
Hello! I'm new at list. I was hoping to talk some considerations about
LibreOffice UI, and found this full thread here. I'm glad to see this
discussion going.
I want to congratulate you all for your excellent work with the LibreOffice,
and will take this first e-mail to attach some comments to this thread.

Like LibreOffice user, I'm frustrated with some points. Nobody I know (and
me too, some time ago) find where add some nonstandard color for the text,
for example. We have only some CMYK colors, but to create a new presentation
on Impress they aren't sufficient some time. This happens because the option
is at wrong place! See, to add a new nonstandard color I need go to "Format
-> Area -> Colors tab -> Add". Why the "custom colors" options could
not be below
the list of colors at toolbar (at popup with the color list after click at

Worse, the buttons "Add", "Modify", "Edit", "Remove" are so close that
confuse even experienced users, while trying add new colors (what's the
difference between "Edit" and "Modify"?)

We have a lot of other (simple, but important) things, like try avoid tabs
on two lines (or three): they change position, and old people or with little
experience tend to get lost. And yes, we have better ways to do this. The
styles toolbox can be simpler too, and much could be talked about add/edit

And there is much more interface problems (major or minor) in LibreOffice. It
is not our fault, it's just the time for a review. LibreOffice is growing,
and if this review is not done soon, things will be very difficult...

My point is that part of this work can be done in the current interface, and
should start. But some things are too big, and get them in the current
interface is suicide, but needed, which implies that the redesign of the
entire interface is an inevitable destination.

Perhaps you already know, I don't know, but I'd like to share with you the
work of this guy. I found accidentally at internet, and maybe bring some
ideas to this discussion:

Thanks for your attention!


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The central place to create new colours is on Tools → Options →
LibreOffice → Colors: colours you create there will be available for
all (well, not for Math...) Apps on LibO.
Also, you must consider that LibO works on RGB: even if it gives you
the possibility to choose a colour by its CMYK coordinates, the result
is RGB.
So yes, the whole colour management thing needs a bit of work... :)

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