Bug 123288 - Calc-UX: Add note about user defined print range in Print dialog
Summary: Calc-UX: Add note about user defined print range in Print dialog
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Print-Dialog Print-Range
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Reported: 2019-02-09 12:01 UTC by Roman Kuznetsov
Modified: 2020-08-14 20:56 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Mockup 1 (70.79 KB, image/png)
2019-02-09 13:10 UTC, Roman Kuznetsov

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Description Roman Kuznetsov 2019-02-09 12:01:38 UTC
Calc-UX: Add note about user defined print range in Print dialog

I often hear about problem from users: "I can't print all sheet from Calc..."
Of course this is a problem with print range most often. Users just don't see there is user defined print range.
I'll make mockup

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Description is above

Actual Results:
Users have a problem with print without note about user defined print range

Expected Results:
Users are happy when print their spreadsheets

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Comment 1 Roman Kuznetsov 2019-02-09 13:10:02 UTC
Created attachment 149045 [details]
Mockup 1
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2019-02-10 11:07:25 UTC
The idea of such a note is good. But I would reserve big red notifications for really important information like "If you continue, all data will be irrecoverably lost". And the info where to look could made into something actionable like a link to the actual dialog or a button that opens it. Something like an info bar or better a static text on top of the preview telling "Print range active <Check>" would be cool.

Sounds like a potential easyhack to me.
Comment 3 Thomas Lendo 2020-08-14 20:54:21 UTC
I would also prefer something like a notification bar in the print dialog.
Ideally this notification bar is gaining attention so that it will not be overlooked and it must be in a position that isn't there without the notification (e.g. the notification area and also it's space in the dialog isn't existing without any notification and the dialog is smaller without the notification bar).

A link/button that opens the print ranges edit dialog would be cool.
But isn't this too intrusive as the print dialog must be closed automatically?

Nothing should overlay the content that will be printed (e.g. no info in the preview of the print dialog) and such info should not be "too loud" (e.g. no red text).