Bug 124088 - Propose AutoText name and shortcut based on selected text
Summary: Propose AutoText name and shortcut based on selected text
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
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Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
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Blocks: AutoText
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Reported: 2019-03-15 03:11 UTC by Aron Budea
Modified: 2019-03-15 10:34 UTC (History)
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Description Aron Budea 2019-03-15 03:11:09 UTC
The AutoText dialog doesn't have great usability (see bug 52607).
A small improvement would be if the dialog pre-filled tha name and shortcut based on the selected text.

Name could be the first X words from the first line, no longer than 20-25 characters, and shortcut could be what it'd automatically add if the user entered that name themselves.

Also, upon the first click into Name or shortcut fields, pre-select field content, then entering a custom name is zero extra steps.

I'm not sure how useful it'd be in the end, but I think it's a nice touch having something there by default, without adding any overhead for the user.
Comment 1 V Stuart Foote 2019-03-15 04:57:08 UTC
Reasonable, but maybe word bounds rather than fixed 20-25 chars.
Comment 2 Aron Budea 2019-03-15 10:34:42 UTC
Yep, that's what I meant by "first X words from the first line, no longer than 20-25 characters".