Bug 129648 - Provide a way to let user search and display Tip-of-the-day
Summary: Provide a way to let user search and display Tip-of-the-day
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Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsUXEval
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Blocks: Tip-Of-The-Day
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Reported: 2019-12-27 13:13 UTC by Olivier Hallot
Modified: 2020-01-09 08:44 UTC (History)
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Description Olivier Hallot 2019-12-27 13:13:46 UTC
Current set of tip-of-the-day text is becoming very interesting and can be of great value to the user.

However, there is no way to search for a tip, and if you find one you like in when opening a LO session, you will likely forget the text soon after you start your (unrelated to the tip) job.

But you can eventually remember that a given tip aplies to a situation you are dealing with. How to get the right tip text?

The enhancement is to provide a search mechanism to retrieve a tip. 

Example: I know there is a way to shape an image into a form, but how do I do that?
The tip exist but where it is?

* Add an entry in Help menu for TOTD search.
* The entry opens a dialog with a search text box (buttons are Search, Cancel, Help)
* user type some keywords (comma separated) and click Search button
* the lower part of the dialog displays list of matches (scrollable)
* user click on a match and opens TOTD dialog, with the bulb (that is, the same dialog displayed when opening the LO session).
* On cancelling the bulb dialog, returns to the search TOTD (to let user select another TOTD match)
* Cancelling the TOTD dialog, closes the search dialog. User is sent to the document area.
Comment 1 Thomas Lendo 2020-01-07 21:52:11 UTC
Seems über-complex for such an easy concept like tip of the day.
Wouldn't it be enough to have a single help page where all TOTD texts are included (automatically from the source code)? On that page a user can search.
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2020-01-09 08:44:37 UTC
I agree with Thomas, let's keep things simple. Help or wiki page would be nice, source is here https://opengrok.libreoffice.org/xref/core/cui/inc/tipoftheday.hrc