Bug 101247 - Add bulk-save/bulk-close options for documents
Summary: Add bulk-save/bulk-close options for documents
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsUXEval
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Blocks: UNO-Command-New
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Reported: 2016-08-01 11:40 UTC by Alain LIBIOUL
Modified: 2021-01-07 09:30 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Alain LIBIOUL 2016-08-01 11:40:50 UTC

This is not really a bug but a suggestion : is it possible to create an icon to close (and record of course) all documents opened in the same time.

Thank you

Comment 1 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2016-08-05 00:08:20 UTC
(In reply to Alain LIBIOUL from comment #0)
> Hello,
> This is not really a bug but a suggestion 

Severity -> enhancement

> : is it possible to create an icon
> to close (and record of course) all documents opened in the same time.

To clarify, you'd like to have a 1-click method of saving all open documents and then closing LibreOffice?
Comment 2 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2016-08-05 16:43:14 UTC
(Side Note: Please reply on the bug report instead of via email, so that everyone can see the conversation. Thanks! :-)

> (In reply to Alain LIBIOUL from email)
> I just propose a 1-click method to close (and record) all the documents
> in the same time. Before opening a new one for example.

So a 1-click method to:
- Save & then close each open document
- Keep LibreOffice running

> I think that this solution already exist in a other program (Microsoft word)

Indeed -- looks like one used to be able to hold down the SHIFT key while opening the File menu to get "Save all"/"Close all" options in Word, although there's a different mechanism since the Ribbon came to town (of course!):

Though I'm not sure a *1-click* mechanism makes the most sense here, it sounds like there's enough general interest to consider some bulk-processing options.
Tossing this one into NEW.
Comment 3 Buovjaga 2020-12-14 06:02:40 UTC
As this concerns adding a new command, showing this to the UX team
Comment 4 jan d 2020-12-15 21:46:31 UTC
I can imagine situations where this is useful, but I think it is telling that Microsoft, in both the "old" and the ribbon UI, has not made it directly accessible. If it is an easy enhancement which does not add maintenance burden, offering as an optional command that users can add themselves might make sense (which is the same way as MS went in post-2007 MS Office).
Comment 5 Thomas Lendo 2020-12-16 19:29:56 UTC
Same thoughts about that as Jan have. No icon and no shortcut is necessary for that to not have false actions activated by users.
Comment 6 Heiko Tietze 2021-01-07 09:30:23 UTC
We discussed the topic in the design meeting.

The batch operation is common for multi-document interface (MDI) but rather not suited for SDI. We do have "Save All", and "Close All" without asking to save changes would be a dangerous function that is not recommended. Such special workflows are better realized per macro.