Bug 122891 - Improve bookmarks
Summary: Improve bookmarks
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: easyHack, needsDevEval
Depends on:
Blocks: Navigator Bookmarks
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Reported: 2019-01-23 08:40 UTC by russell
Modified: 2019-04-05 02:57 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Shows Navigator > Bookmarks > Bookmark > Edit... (97.81 KB, image/jpeg)
2019-01-23 08:40 UTC, russell

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Description russell 2019-01-23 08:40:31 UTC
Created attachment 148541 [details]
Shows Navigator > Bookmarks > Bookmark > Edit...


In a document, add some bookmarks (Insert > Bookmark). Go to the Navigator. Expand Bookmarks.


Currently for each bookmark under Bookmarks, a selection can be made via right-click > Bookmark > Edit... This displays the "Insert Bookmark" window. The same one that is under Insert > Bookmark.

In the Navigator, the right-click menu for each bookmark already contains Bookmark > Delete and Bookmark > Rename. I'm not sure what the purpose of Bookmark > Edit is when executed from Navigator > Bookmarks.

From the Bookmark window:

The button Rename is already on the Navigator > Bookmarks right-click menu.

The button Delete is already on the Navigator > Bookmarks right-click menu.

The button Goto is achieved by double-clicking a specific bookmark.

The button Insert, which is active, seems to just add another bookmark, but which one is not clear.

  - In the Bookmark window nothing is highlighted/selected in the list. 
  - I selected a bookmark in the Navigator with a different page than was added when I clicked Insert. 
  - Last, I repositioned myself to a specific page in the document and clicked to establish the cursor position. 
    I right-clicked a bookmark > Bookmark > Edit..., and it wasn't that page number either.

If Insert doesn't make sense from Navigator > Bookmarks, how about changing Edit... to View....  If Insert does make sense, I wasn't able to get it to work. It would not insert the current cursor position as a bookmark. However, I think it might be the last bookmark inserted successfully from the Insert > Bookmark menu.

Also, Rename should be "Rename...". It opens a dialog.

Also, clicking the Insert button should not close the Bookmark window, no matter how it was invoked (Insert > Bookmark or Navigator > Bookmarks > abookmark > Bookmark > Edit....  A user may want to add/insert many bookmarks. It seems they would position cursor in the document and click Insert, position again someplace else, and click Insert again.  But currently clicking the Insert button closes the window. 

In addition:

If I hover over an object in the Navigator (i.e., Tables, Bookmarks), the "Extended Tips" will show how many there are. It would be helpful if the hover over a specific bookmark showed the Page number.

In the lower left-hand corner, if you right-click the page numbers, the bookmark list appears. It would be helpful if the page number appeared in the list too (2-column list).

Currently version:
OS: Linux
Comment 1 Timur 2019-01-23 10:14:15 UTC
Please see if should be CC'd to Bug 115817.
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2019-03-28 12:54:42 UTC
Of course, we could move Remove, Delete, and Goto into a context menu. But on the other hand, duplicate functions help to understand the functionality and support accessibility. So double-click is not clear to all users but Goto is, for example.

The Insert button makes sense when you add a new bookmark via menu. 

About the ellipsis for Rename I wouldn't stress it too much and show it only when complex input follows. Otherwise we clutter the menus.

Up for discussion (other additions beyond the bookmarks dialog are better handled in extra tickets).
Comment 3 Cor Nouws 2019-04-02 19:46:50 UTC
I appreciate that there are (at least) two different ways to work with bookmarks. WFM.
Comment 4 Heiko Tietze 2019-04-04 05:31:37 UTC
(In reply to Cor Nouws from comment #3)
> I appreciate that there are (at least) two different ways to work with
> bookmarks. WFM.

Two different was would also exist when the buttons Go to, Rename, and Delete go into a context menu. That makes the dialog in fact a bit cleaner. 

Could be an easy hack.