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On 4/12/2013 1:47 PM, Dan Lewis wrote:
On 04/12/2013 01:11 PM, Paul D. Mirowsky wrote:
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Windows 7 64bit

Has anybody using Base found a way to add a description to an object.
If it has a menu item to add, I'm not sure which to choose.

"Rename" is available for Title, but no "Description".

The main window for Base does show a place to display it in the upper right hand quadrant.

The following is from HELP.

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Assigns a title and a description to the selected object. These are accessible for accessibility tools and as alternative tags when you export the document.

To access this command...

Open the context menu for the object - choose *Description*


Enter a title text. This short name is visible as an alternative tag in HTML format. Accessibility tools can read this text.


Enter a description text. The long description text can be entered to describe a complex object or group of objects to users with screen reader software. The description is visible as an alternative tag for accessibility tools.

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The key to this is a phrase it contains: "export the document". When using Writer, this can be use for a variety of documents such as a graphic or frame. If you right click one of these, the context menu appears containing *Description*. I have not tried opening a slide presentation to see if it applies there as well. It likely will. However, this does not apply to the database objects found in the main database window. (They are not part of a document.)


And yet, when you run your mouse over a "Task" on upper left quadrant, under "Description" the text describing it shows immediately.

Should I assume that is tied to "Base" from its origins in HSQLDB and not able to function in LibreOffice or is just not applied to user made objects?

"Queries" drive me crazy.
It would be a very convenient function and reduce the memory exercise of how this or that was done and how it should be used.

Regretfully, the language is not clear in "Help" under Base as compared to what shows on the main window of Base and is confusing.


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