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Bug 101435 (Template-Manager) - [META] Template manager bugs and enhancements
Summary: [META] Template manager bugs and enhancements
Status: NEW
Alias: Template-Manager
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on: 66860 84709 85458 98675 99802 101305 101404 101439 101546 103319 103620 103714 104154 105985 112652 112653 115190 130213 132042 133253 37597 50282 60589 61396 61471 64370 64481 75808 79779 79780 94466 94489 94639 100260 100261 101115 101116 101141 101440 101467 101779 101812 101869 101870 102238 102239 103619 104808 107502 122427 123178 124644 124714 125079 125523 128352 132570 132571 132572
Blocks: Dialog Templates
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Reported: 2016-08-10 16:03 UTC by Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
Modified: 2020-10-11 21:19 UTC (History)
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Description Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2016-08-10 16:03:48 UTC
For bugs and enhancements of the template manager, primarily the new one introduced in 5.2, in its dialog and the start center.
Comment 1 Peter Toye 2018-04-09 11:36:16 UTC
I am having problems with the template manager, and I think that there is a disconnect between the user interface and reality. 

The manager shows templates and gives each of them a name. But this name does not necessarily correspond to the file name of the associated template file. This is extremely confusing as it does not seem to be mentioned anywhere in the documentation or help files. The relation between the two names (if there is any) should be documented.

In addition, when copying template files from one folder to another using normal file techniques strange things happen to the template names (sorry, can't reproduce without giving you my entire file system!).

I suggest that some puts a bit of work into designing a properly functioning template system which makes plain the difference between a template name and a file name, and allows the user to change either as required. Or just to keep them the same and rely on the standard filing system to resolve name clashes. I realise that this might be a bit hard to design given that some file systems are case-sensitive and some aren't. I'm not even sure whether template names are case-sensitive (again, one for the documentation).