Bug 116248 - [UI] Missing Help button in dialog for Spreadsheet Themes
Summary: [UI] Missing Help button in dialog for Spreadsheet Themes
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Dialog-UX
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Reported: 2018-03-06 21:29 UTC by Olivier Hallot
Modified: 2019-06-13 14:42 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Dialog with missing help button (23.53 KB, image/png)
2018-03-06 21:29 UTC, Olivier Hallot

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Description Olivier Hallot 2018-03-06 21:29:04 UTC
Created attachment 140403 [details]
Dialog with missing help button

The dialog for Spreadsheets Themes does not have a Help button. See image attached.
Comment 1 Adolfo Jayme Barrientos 2018-03-11 18:47:17 UTC
Does it need one, though? For me, this particular dialog is perfectly self-explanatory.
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2018-03-20 14:27:59 UTC
Ordinary message dialogs don't have help buttons, for example close without saving. Is Format > Spreadhseet Theme in Calc a simple message dialog or a complex dialog? An indicator for Adolfo's opinion is the missing ellipsis that would be relevant only for complex interactions.

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Comment 3 Cor Nouws 2018-04-04 18:38:05 UTC
if there is anything in the Help that is related to this function , than it makes sense, IMO
Comment 4 Olivier Hallot 2018-04-04 22:00:13 UTC
Actually there are two help pages on spreadsheet themes (to be updated):

(a) https://help.libreoffice.org/6.1/en-US/text/scalc/guide/design.html

(b) https://help.libreoffice.org/6.1/en-US/text/scalc/02/06080000.html

A help button should open (b) page.

1) The features is there for ages and has not been correctly exploited, AFAIK. The "theme" is a set of cell styles that is added to the document. The parent styles has name "Card" and has child styles that encloses a range of cells. In addition, cell styles named "Background", "Column Header", "Input" are also loaded.

2) However LO miss a piece of code to apply the theme styles to a cell range. Applying the styles manually to spreadsheet tables is cumbersome.

3) I can imagine a use case in a complex spreadsheet with several tables formatted with the Theme, and  will allow change of style attributes quite easily, making the document more homogeneous or uniform throughout several sheets.

4) "Themes" are related to cell styles and "Autoformat" is related to direct cell formatting.

5) for another ticket, once you highlight a theme in the dialog, the styles are loaded to the document immediately and the Cancel button does not revert the style loading.

6) Pivot tables also load a set of cell styles on creation and is the only way I know to get fancy pivot tables, although every pivot table of a document will get the same set of styles.
Comment 5 Heiko Tietze 2018-06-08 07:57:03 UTC
Since help is available we should add the button.