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Forwarding Martin's message, essentially the same as Mihail's idea.

Would be cool to have a Unicode symbol for DnD, and mouse symbols or a hand pointer exist but are not for sure represented in all fonts.

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Subject:        Re: [libreoffice-l10n] Abbreviation for Drag 'n Drop
Date:   Mon, 8 Jan 2024 09:50:53 +0100
From:   Martin Srebotnjak <>
To:     Heiko Tietze <>

Hello, Heiko,

no, in 100+ languages you won't find such a quick fix.

But I wonder if "DnD+Shift" is the correct description? DnD is a description of a technique, not of the actual process.

Wouldn't "drag+Shift" suffice? That would make it shorter in all languages ... It is clear that - when you stop dragging and release the Shift key - it drops (somewhere).

DnD could be mentioned in the tip or help.

Lp, m.

V V pon., 8. jan. 2024 ob 09:34 je oseba Heiko Tietze < <>> napisala:

    Some effort is currently made by Jim to allow drag'n drop from the Navigator
    just as link but also to get cross-references into the document. Users can
    trigger the function via pup-up menu or per accelerator. And to give a clue
    about the latter we should add some text to the menu, which could be "Insert as
    Text Reference (DnD+Shift)" (for the full list of commands see attachment to

    Now I wonder if DnD for Drag'n Drop is well-known and easy to translate. German
    could be "Ziehen & Ablegen" abbreviated to "Z&A" - which users would never
    understand. Any idea?
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