Bug 121864 - UX - Simplify Page Border Menu & Provide Basic Cover Page Templates
Summary: UX - Simplify Page Border Menu & Provide Basic Cover Page Templates
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
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6.1.3.2 release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
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Blocks: Dialog-UX Page-Borders
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Reported: 2018-12-02 16:04 UTC by Salman
Modified: 2018-12-15 23:17 UTC (History)
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Description Salman 2018-12-02 16:04:00 UTC

    
Comment 1 Salman 2018-12-02 16:15:23 UTC
The process of adding a border to pages in writer document editor is complex for newcomers to use, requiring multiple steps just to add a simple border, perhaps simplify the process by providing basic border templates or minimize the menu elements & provide a toggle/advanced options button for those who require more options or controls.

For reference, the current guide for adding a simple page border: https://help.libreoffice.org/Writer/Defining_Borders_for_Pages

Another suggestion is to add basic templates for cover pages in the writer document editor as creating one from scratch will be difficult for beginners to do.
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2018-12-03 11:44:35 UTC
Can you give an example of what you expect? To me, the "Presets" are exactly what you ask for. And consistent with all other places where borders are set.
Comment 3 Salman 2018-12-03 12:44:23 UTC
I feel it would be better to make it easier to set the border if the menu is easier to reach, maybe add it to the sidebar/page section or maybe the toolbar in the UI instead of requiring one to open additional options for the page style as borders are a very commonly used page element
Comment 4 Heiko Tietze 2018-12-03 12:59:55 UTC
I don't think it's a very common use case (a border around the page?) and it is definitely not a frequently used feature. I wouldn't have added a page deck but nevertheless we could put the border stuff there together with background.