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Hi Alex, Olivier,

On Tue, 2012-02-21 at 17:09 -0200, Olivier Hallot wrote:

Em 21-02-2012 14:41, Alexander Wilms escreveu:
Hi all,

it's been a while since the last time I wrote something on the mailing
list, sorry for that.

I think that templates are very important for users who want
good-looking documents without spending a lot of time on the design. The
current Ui to manage templates looks quite cluttered and not too
appealing. Thats why I created this mock-up:

What do you think?


...has the merit to open the discussion on the actual stupid template
management dialog/menus... 10 years of LibreOffice and I am still
confused by the twisted mind that designed it. I must have missed
something really basic all this time. Why on earth do we have to deal
with address book in organizing templates?  Why acess files in the New
templates dialog?

Keep going. That will be a major hit for 3.6

I had in mind to change that sooner or later... just a matter of getting
some time to do the changes ;)

What I had in mind is pretty close to the mockup on the wiki... thought
I wanted to:
  * Have this dialog instead of File > New menu
  * Have the blank documents in that dialog too
  * Some tag-sorting feature on the templates
  * Mix all online and local templates in the same dialog for it to be
transparent to the user.
  * I would have tried to show the tags on a list / tree on the side of
the dialog, and wouldn't have used tabs to separate the applications:
for it to replace File > New submenu it needs to provide quick access to
at least the blank files creation.

For the connection to the templates repository, I'ld love to see
something using the CMIS protocol as this could allow us to easily
plug-in to any entreprise shared templates repository (or the LO online
templates someday when it'll support CMIS protocol).

I hope that helps,

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