In LibreOffice Impress, the File->Templates->"Manage Templates" menu item, and various buttons within the Manage Templates window, do not have ellipses on the texts. Many HIGs (Human Interface Guidelines) would require ellipses on controls that do not take immediate action but require additional options.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to File->Templates->"Manage Templates"
2. See the "Move", "Export" and "Import" buttons on the bottom bar of the Templates window.
3. Click on the gear icon on the bottom left, and see "New category" and "Delete category" submenu items.
All the mentioned button or menu item texts do not have ellipses on them:
1. "Manage Templates"
2. "Move", "Export" and "Import"
3. "New Category" and "Delete Category"
The button or menu item text should be have ellipsis suffix, like:
1. "Manage Templates..."
2. "Move To...", "Export..." and "Import..."
3. "New Category..." and "Delete Category..."
User Profile Reset: No
* LibreOffice Impress 18.104.22.168 en-US locale
* LibreOffice Impress 22.214.171.124 zh-TW locale
(In reply to Explorer09 from comment #0)
> Expected Results:
> The button or menu item text should be have ellipsis suffix, like:
> 1. "Manage Templates..."
I make a correction here. Adding ellipsis on File->Templates->"Manage Templates" might not look sensible (as it does not _require_ input on managing Impress templates). But a similar menu item, File->New->"Templates", may need ellipsis, so it becomes File->New->"Templates..."
P.s. The item would be better to be named File->New->"New from a Template..."
*** Bug 118403 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Feedback on menus, so let's show to UX team
(In reply to Explorer09 from comment #1)
> I make a correction here. Adding ellipsis on File->Templates->"Manage
> Templates" might not look sensible (as it does not _require_ input on
> managing Impress templates). But a similar menu item,
> File->New->"Templates", may need ellipsis, so it becomes
That would have been my reply for Manage Templates. We shouldn't overdo ellipsis, otherwise the information becomes pointless - and that's why it makes sense in New because we indicate the difference to the other items.
This is a very simple easyhack (how to find the code pointer: https://design.blog.documentfoundation.org/2018/02/28/easyhacking-all-about-terminology/)
I have posted a patch here: https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/#/c/56926/
Abhyudaya Sharma committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#118402 Add ellipsis to New -> Templates
It will be available in 6.2.0.
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.
(In reply to Abhyudaya Sharma from comment #6)
> I have posted a patch here: https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/#/c/56926/