Created attachment 164636 [details]
separate list section in impress after area
I don't see an benefit when the Lists items has a separate section in the impress/draw section, instead have the settings in the paragraph section like in writer.
In addition that it is not consistent, for example the Lists section was shown in impress after Area section and not Paragraph section see attachment.
Would also value consistency in this case.
Might be related to https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/c/core/+/70276
*** Bug 136104 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 136103 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Alternative for consistency as Heiko pointed out in comments on the gerrit commit--split out the SB Lists content panel for the other modules.
More work yes, but one or the other for consistency. Which is the better UX? Split or merged back to paragraph?
Seems a special nature of lists in Impress/Draw--a Draw TextBox holding the list.
The List items are not handled (format or style) as paragraphs in Writer--a List of Paragraphs.
And because creating Lists is ubiquitous to authoring a presentation/illustrations maybe they are better kept on a SB content panel of their own? And for consistency do similar for Writer's List controls--a new List content panel for the Properties dialog there as well?
List style (or actually Bullets/Numbering) is part of the paragraph format/style. Since you define it in the same dialog it seems natural to not separate.
We discussed the topic in the design meeting and concluded to resolve as wontfix.
Lists are very special in Impress and have a much higher importance. Plus, in Writer the list is an attribute of the paragraph style but not in Impress. Moving back would mean to loose the option to bring up the list dialog per click at the upper right icon in the content panel (besides it makes not much sense). So rather moving in we think the list option should be moved out in Writer. However, that makes currently also not much sense. Separating the list style from the paragraph style is technically wrong but has the charm of easier self-evidence and intelligibility.