Created attachment 156936 [details]
Screen shot of the dialog in question
When you export a Writer document to PDF, you can give it two different passwords, but the purpose of neither is as clear as it could be. Right now the options are:
Set open password
Set permission password
As you folks know, "open" means for opening the exported PDF. "permission" means a password on the actual .ODT document itself. Well, they're both "open" or "permission" passwords. How about this instead?
Set password on exported PDF
Set password on Writer document
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*** Bug 129802 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 129801 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
These passwords are both for PDF document. One for opening a PDF file and second for allowing of some actions for a PDF file like printing, editing, etc.
It think this enh is wontfix
Right now you click on Set Password, the dialog caption is Set Passwords, and the captions are "Set * password" - a bit redundant. And "permission" is a placeholder term without meaning. My proposal:
Set open password -> Read access
Set permission password -> Print/Change/Content access
Ideally we give access to the passwords at the same tab and get rid of the extra dialog.
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #4)
> Set open password -> Read access
> Set permission password -> Print/Change/Content access
> Ideally we give access to the passwords at the same tab and get rid of the
> extra dialog.
To get rid of the extra dialog would be indeed fantastic. The text below the 'Set passwords' button is doing something that isn't available anywhere else.
I'm not sure if a wording change will be clearer for the user. Users read as few text as they can (and not as few as appropriate) so the repetition may be OK in this place.
Set open password for read access
Set permission password for change access
The best way here is just don't touch it. Current phrases are fully clear and correct for me.
Changes to the labels have little benefit (but some consequences for l10n). And the passwords are kind of explained on the parent dialog. So let's keep it as it is.