Bug 111767 - Change view of dialogue Input Field
Summary: Change view of dialogue Input Field
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Adolfo Jayme Barrientos
Whiteboard: target:6.0.0
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-08-13 15:12 UTC by Roman Kuznetsov
Modified: 2017-08-16 01:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

mockup (167.09 KB, image/png)
2017-08-13 15:13 UTC, Roman Kuznetsov

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Description Roman Kuznetsov 2017-08-13 15:12:27 UTC
Change view of dialogue Input Field
Now text of hint in dialogue Input Field looks, as text field. But text field for enter value is under this upper field. It can confuse users
I offer change this: (see mockup from attach)
1. Delete word "Edit"
2. Change type of field with hint text from text field to label
3. Add word "Hint" (optional)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create in Writer document field "Input field" (Ctrl+F2, type -> Input Field). In bottom of dialogue Fields there is text field "Reference". In this field can enter text of hint for user, that will work with document.
2. In document double click on your field
3. Opens dialogue Input Field, that has TWO text fields! But user can enter his value only in bottom field in dialogue. Upper text field has text of hint from field "Reference" (see 1) and it can't changes.
4. I offer to change this problem (see attach)

Actual Results:  
In dialogue Input Field there are TWO text fields. But user need ONE

Expected Results:
In dialogue Input Field there is ONE text field. Without confusion

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:56.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/56.0
Comment 1 Roman Kuznetsov 2017-08-13 15:13:04 UTC
Created attachment 135518 [details]
Comment 2 Adolfo Jayme Barrientos 2017-08-16 01:05:58 UTC
Thanks for the suggestion and the mockup!!
Comment 3 Commit Notification 2017-08-16 01:07:28 UTC
Adolfo Jayme Barrientos committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":


tdf#111767 Make the Input Field dialog less confusing

It will be available in 6.0.0.

The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:

Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.