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Hi Astron, hi all!

Astron, thanks a lot for picking this up :-) Very cool mockup ... how
did you make it - it looks like being a LibO native one.

May I comment your numbered notes?
      * (1) Yep, usually LibO tries to be rather neutral ... the OOo
        style guide LibO is based on doesn't say it directly, but
        comments decisions with stuff like the "style is clear and
        professional, not chummy or informal".
      * (2) You're referring to "Document" ... tough question. I don't
        know whether "Document Type" (left side) and "File Format" is an
      * (3) I also like "Open" better, since it clearly says what will
        happen - much better than OK. By the way, the very last dialog
        styleguide (attempt) put the Help on the left side ...

      * I'm thinking about the window title. Gnome says "Name of command
        that opened the dialog", but that doesn't work here. Maybe "File
        Format Selection" explains what it is about?
      * The dialog has now a very good structure - but might it be
        convenient for people to have an "All" on the left side that
        contains all file types?

Thanks a lot!

First and last mail for today, since my day has been incredibly busy ...
see you tomorrow. Hopefully :-)


Am Montag, den 19.09.2011, 22:30 +0200 schrieb Christoph Noack:
Hi all,

since I lack some time ... could anybody pick this up and work out a
straightforward proposal? That would be cool!

Personally, I don't know what the technical constraints are, so you
might need to ask the developers what kind of information is available
by the filters (their capabilities, e.g. "I'm a pixel graphics filter.")


-------- Weitergeleitete Nachricht --------
Betreff: [Bug 41000] FILEOPEN - Filter Selection dialog needs
structure and preselection
Datum: Mon, 19 Sep 2011 05:34:58 -0700 (PDT)

Rainer Bielefeld <> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
            Summary|FILEOPEN - Filter Selection |FILEOPEN - Filter Selection
                   |dialog too overwhelming,    |dialog needs structure and
                   |not user-friendly           |preselection
            Version|LibO 3.4.3 release          |LibO 3.3.0 Beta2
  Status Whiteboard|                            |CONFIRMED
           Severity|normal                      |enhancement
                 CC|                            |christoph.spamforme@dogmatu
                   |                            |,
                   |                            |LibreOffice@bielefeldundbus
                   |                            |

--- Comment #2 from Rainer Bielefeld <> 2011-09-19 05:34:57 PDT 
That is some OOo heritage. Indeed, sort order is without any cognizable order
and too long. 

There should be sort order and a preselector "show only xyz documents" for
particular file types leaving an option to see the complete list.

Have there ever been thoughts concerning this dialog?

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