Bug 113511 - Simplify "User Data"
Summary: Simplify "User Data"
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
6.0.0.0.alpha1+
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
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Blocks: Options-Dialog-UserData
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Reported: 2017-10-29 16:57 UTC by Marco A.G.Pinto
Modified: 2017-10-30 08:03 UTC (History)
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Description Marco A.G.Pinto 2017-10-29 16:57:13 UTC
Hello!

The option:
"Forename/Surname/initials:" is useless.

Why can't it be renamed to "Name:" and only have one textbox for the three things above?
Comment 1 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2017-10-29 19:43:27 UTC
We definitely couldnt combine the three, but it is possible to combine the Forename and Surname fields. Word, WPS, Wordperfect, and Calligra combine them while Softmaker doesn't.

Dont see much benefit in doing this, as it would require additional translation work for no real benefit. So wontfix for me.

Heiko, Stuart, Adolfo: Thoughts?
Comment 2 Marco A.G.Pinto 2017-10-29 19:56:34 UTC
(In reply to Yousuf Philips (jay) from comment #1)
> We definitely couldnt combine the three, but it is possible to combine the
> Forename and Surname fields. Word, WPS, Wordperfect, and Calligra combine
> them while Softmaker doesn't.
> 
> Dont see much benefit in doing this, as it would require additional
> translation work for no real benefit. So wontfix for me.
> 
> Heiko, Stuart, Adolfo: Thoughts?

Well, the other day I was testing 6.0 alpha 1 and I no longer knew if the first name was a "surname" or a "forename".

I know it is silly... but if we could just have one field named "Name:" it would be easier for everyone to understand and fill.

How hard it is to translate one word?

:-)
Comment 3 Adolfo Jayme Barrientos 2017-10-29 22:22:00 UTC
This was already attempted, and there was user outcry.
https://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/commit/?id=9416611763a6c6e5bc04a938e909727579716db0
Comment 4 V Stuart Foote 2017-10-29 23:58:53 UTC
Agree with the WONTFIX... diametric to bug 105841 reverting where Tor had already had a go at this.

As Regina pointed out, split name is required by ODF 1.2
http://docs.oasis-open.org/office/v1.2/os/OpenDocument-v1.2-os-part1.html#element-text_sender-firstname