Follow-up of bug 113979, "Skip empty cells" may be a bit ambiguous, as it doesn't indicate whether source or target cells are meant. Specifically, the source doesn't have "cells" yet... concluding empty target cells then is really confusing and not what was meant.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select data in a column
2. Data > Text to Columns
1. Copy date
2. Edit > Paste unformatted text
UI dialog shows an option "Skip empty cells" which is ambiguous: which cells? Source or destination?
Text of the option should be clearer.
User Profile Reset: No
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Pinging the UX wordsmiths
Changing the text to "Skip empty source cells" makes the user perhaps wonder if there is the other way around (it's a FAQ ). Maybe "Don't override with empty cells" but the term is quite common, Excel 2016 calls it "Skip blanks".
So my take is WFM.
We discussed the topic in the design meeting and came to the conclusion that a tooltip is the best way to support users. It could be "If enabled, blank cells in source will not override the target."
Patch at https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/#/c/51741/
heiko tietze committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#116448 - Function "Skip empty cells" unclear
It will be available in 6.1.0.
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.
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