Bug 130069 - Section "Scope" of new Bullets&Numbering dialog in Impress/Draw needs improvement
Summary: Section "Scope" of new Bullets&Numbering dialog in Impress/Draw needs improve...
Status: NEW
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Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
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7.0.0.0.alpha0+ Master
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Windows (All)
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Keywords: needsUXEval
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Blocks: HelpGaps-NewFeatures Impress-Bullet-Numbering-Dialog
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Reported: 2020-01-18 12:52 UTC by Regina Henschel
Modified: 2020-01-21 18:33 UTC (History)
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Description Regina Henschel 2020-01-18 12:52:29 UTC
Problem: The new Bullets&Numbering dialog in Impress/Draw is used not only for presentation objects but for graphic objects too. But for graphic objects the option "slide" and the button "Master slide" makes now sense and do not work. The only working option is "Selection". The problem is especially in Draw, where no presentation objects exist at all.

Proposal:
(1) For now, do not show section "Scope", if the dialog is called from an activated graphic object.
(2) For further improvement, extend the feature of the dialog so, that in case of a graphic object it allows "Selection" (current available), "Entire object", and "Update Style".
Comment 1 Heiko Tietze 2020-01-21 14:14:50 UTC
Reasoning behind the new dialog is in the URL field. Agreed to 1) but 2) "Update Style" feels a bit too much to me and "entire object" is not clear. Why not all objects on the page/slide, ie. "Page/Slide"?
Comment 2 Regina Henschel 2020-01-21 18:33:18 UTC
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #1)
> Reasoning behind the new dialog is in the URL field. Agreed to 1) but 2)
> "Update Style" feels a bit too much to me

Why? It would be a similar scope as 'master page' for presentation objects.

 and "entire object" is not clear.

If you have a text object with several paragraphs and the cursor is in one paragraph, if you then enable bullets or numbering or change properties via the Bullets&Numbering item of the context menu, only this one paragraph is changed. That happens even if you have in a previous step marked all paragraphs to apply numbers for them.

> Why not all objects on the page/slide, ie. "Page/Slide"?

Such behavior is not useful for text boxes. Keep in mind, that on a slide, presentation outline objects, even in case there exists more than one of them, have the same purpose. But a text box is not only used for a list of items, but very often used as label of something in the drawing, or for giving contact data, or for providing legal information. You do not want, that all these text boxes become a list.