Bug 125757 - UI: Difficult to add an animation Enhancement: "add animation" item in right click menu
Summary: UI: Difficult to add an animation Enhancement: "add animation" item in right ...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
Version:
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6.2.4.2 release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
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Blocks: Context-Menu
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Reported: 2019-06-06 19:28 UTC by BottleOnTheGround
Modified: 2019-06-28 10:35 UTC (History)
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Description BottleOnTheGround 2019-06-06 19:28:28 UTC
Description:
This is an Enhancement suggestion

Problem: With the current UI it's difficult to find the option to add an animation to an object

Suggestion: Add "add animation" inside the right click menu of an object, as well as to the edit menu. 

Background:
Imo, a presentation software lives and dies with its animations. Therefore its a crucial feature to have their settings available soon.

Steps to Reproduce:
0. Have a fresh installation
1. Create a new presentation 
2. Add some object
3. Try to add an animation

Actual Results:
There is no obvious way of adding an animation to an object.
( Currently it's Format -> Animation )

Expected Results:
- right-click on object -> "add animation"  menu item is available
- Menu->Edit->Add animation                 menu item is available


Reproducible: Always


User Profile Reset: Yes



Additional Info:
Comment 1 Roman Kuznetsov 2019-06-08 19:55:37 UTC
(In reply to BottleOnTheGround from comment #0)


> Actual Results:
> There is no obvious way of adding an animation to an object.
> ( Currently it's Format -> Animation )

it's a false. There is Sidebar that allows add/change/delete Animations to selected object

UX-team, what do you think?
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2019-06-12 12:14:45 UTC
(In reply to Roman Kuznetsov from comment #1)
> it's a false.

Agreed but it's also not a bug deal to have the command to access the sidebar in the context menu.
Comment 3 Thomas Lendo 2019-06-25 19:45:49 UTC
The context menu is a good place but not the Edit menu.
Comment 4 Cor Nouws 2019-06-26 08:56:13 UTC
fine for me.
Comment 5 BottleOnTheGround 2019-06-26 09:08:59 UTC
> The context menu is a good place but not the Edit menu.
Why would the Edit menu be wrong?
Comment 6 Heiko Tietze 2019-06-26 09:14:22 UTC
(In reply to BottleOnTheGround from comment #5)
> Why would the Edit menu be wrong?

Animation is located under Format (opening the sidebar) and Edit would just copy this command. Having it at the context menu is also a duplication but with a different workflow (right click).

Andreas, interested in this patch?
Comment 7 andreas_k 2019-06-26 11:03:27 UTC
I add interaction for that reason to right click menu, I thought interaction will be the command to add an animation. There is no uno command to add effects or remove them. 

I would suggest to add add effects and remove effects to the right click menu.
Comment 8 Heiko Tietze 2019-06-27 07:13:13 UTC
We discussed the topic in the design meeting. Individual UNO commands for every animation and all properties bloat the system. But a simple quick access to the sidebar could be handy (drawback: it would be available even when there is nothing to animate).
Comment 9 BottleOnTheGround 2019-06-28 10:35:06 UTC
> > Why would the Edit menu be wrong?
> Animation is located under Format (opening the sidebar) and Edit would just copy this command.

This exceeds this very enhancement for now but: I would even suggest to move the Animation entry from Format to Edit. For me this would feel more native.

> I would suggest to add add effects and remove effects to the right click menu.

I would only suggest "add effect" to open the sidebar. "remove effect" might become complicated and unintuitive, if there are more than one animation for an object.
But I think, the design meeting said that already.


> drawback: it would be available even when there is nothing to animate

Are there object, that cannot be animated? Or are you talking about "it would be in each and every right-click menu, because there is no context-sensitive setting possible"?