Bug 100928 - LOCALHELP: Custom properties help gives insufficient information
Summary: LOCALHELP: Custom properties help gives insufficient information
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: HelpGaps-NewFeatures
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Reported: 2016-07-15 09:37 UTC by lorenzo.morin
Modified: 2017-03-28 08:13 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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current help content (en-US) for Custom Properties panel (12.76 KB, image/png)
2016-07-15 13:29 UTC, V Stuart Foote
using the Custom Properties panel for defining fields (693.00 KB, application/force-download)
2016-07-15 13:34 UTC, V Stuart Foote

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Description lorenzo.morin 2016-07-15 09:37:11 UTC
Custom properties help gives few information

Go on File > Property in the custom properties tab press the help button.
Comment 1 lorenzo.morin 2016-07-15 09:38:12 UTC
Add meta bug 80430
Comment 2 V Stuart Foote 2016-07-15 13:29:35 UTC
Created attachment 126223 [details]
current help content (en-US) for Custom Properties panel

The provided help content is correct and seems sufficient for the built-in or on-line help. What are you proposing in addition to the descriptive text for the buttons?

I don't believe adding "usage" to this dialog panel would improve things--and as always adds a l10n burden for translation.  

Suppose the Writer Guide content for "Working with Fields" (WG4214 pg 5-7, attaching) might be adapted, but seems the topic is better handled in other documentation rather than built-in or on-line help.

Current help entries...

-Custom Properties-
Allows you to assign custom information fields to your document.

Enter your custom contents. You can change the name, type, and contents of each row. You can add or remove rows. The items will be exported as metadata to other file formats.

Click to add a new row to the Properties list.
Comment 3 V Stuart Foote 2016-07-15 13:34:55 UTC
Created attachment 126224 [details]
using the Custom Properties panel for defining fields

Using the Custom Properties to work with fields in a document, from the Writer Guide 4.2 series (5.0 not yet reworked).
Comment 4 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2016-08-13 21:30:37 UTC
Hi Lorenzo,

Please describe what is, from your point of view, missing in the localhelp regarding custom properties.

Best regards. JBF
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2017-03-01 10:41:36 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2017-03-28 08:13:34 UTC
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