Bug 120404 - Introduce UNO command to edit concordance file
Summary: Introduce UNO command to edit concordance file
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: UNO-Command-New Concordance-File
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Reported: 2018-10-08 08:30 UTC by Thomas Lendo
Modified: 2018-10-18 07:29 UTC (History)
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Description Thomas Lendo 2018-10-08 08:30:59 UTC
Please add a command in the Customize dialog that makes it possible to edit an existing concordance file for an alphabetical index.

Now the way to access the Edit Concordance File dialog is very long:
1. Right-click on an alphabetical index.
2. Go to 'Type' tab.
3. Click on 'File' button.
4. Choose 'Edit...'.

It will be much faster if a command exists that can be added to a context menu or or to a keyboard shortcut.
Comment 1 Roman Kuznetsov 2018-10-08 12:11:43 UTC
UX team, this bug needs some your love
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2018-10-09 12:37:17 UTC
Insert > Table of Contents > (Alphabetical Index) > File > Edit - that's not too long for a function almost out of scope (editing concordance terms). I don't see need to have it in the context menu. 
If you talk about merging this file somehow with index entries, maybe. 

Other opinions?
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2018-10-09 12:39:33 UTC
Have to adjust the summary again. The UNO command should allow customization of ToC > Edit Concordance File.
Comment 4 Thomas Lendo 2018-10-09 13:28:36 UTC
Thanks for the corrections, Heiko.

As it's the only way to open and edit the Concordance file within the LibreOffice GUI, I find it a long way to go. I stumbled over that while setting up this file piece by piece for machine instructions.

In default this command need not to be added somewhere in the GUI. It should only be available for customization purpose so that users--who want to edit it faster--can assign a button or menu item or keyboard shortcut to it.
Comment 5 Heiko Tietze 2018-10-18 07:29:45 UTC
We discussed the request in the design meeting and came to the conclusion of WFM because a) it's not a contextual workflow, and b) concordance files are seldom edited. Please reopen if the is a clear use case like "I open the concordance file 5 times the day to achieve..."