Bug 138456 - Add an APPLY button to "Number Format" dialog
Summary: Add an APPLY button to "Number Format" dialog
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsUXEval
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Reported: 2020-11-24 12:09 UTC by R. Green
Modified: 2021-02-11 14:57 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description R. Green 2020-11-24 12:09:09 UTC
Version: (x64)
Build ID: 8061b3e9204bef6b321a21033174034a5e2ea88e
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19041; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: en-GB (en_GB); UI: en-GB
Calc: threaded

The "Number Format" dialog is difficult to understand from the helpfiles. IMV, it would assist the user if there was an "Apply" button so that s/he could experiment with the format codes (rather than having to OK, then reopen the dialog).
Comment 1 [REDACTED] 2020-11-24 22:43:49 UTC
The result/preview of the selected format code is already in the preview in the middle of the right side of the dialog. What is the additional benefit of an Apply button?
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2020-12-04 09:31:23 UTC
Uwe has a point, please comment.
Comment 3 R. Green 2020-12-04 12:17:39 UTC
The code in the Preview is difficult to understand for a casual user—even after reading the "Number format codes" help page. An apply button would facilitate "kludging" the correct result by simply trying different formats until the user gets the right result.
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2020-12-05 04:29:48 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Heiko Tietze 2020-12-05 07:14:51 UTC
(In reply to R. Green from comment #3)
> The code in the Preview is difficult to understand...

It's not the code but the preview right-hand at the dialog, which shows WYSIWYG the current format.
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2020-12-06 04:04:11 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Heiko Tietze 2021-02-11 14:57:42 UTC
No more opinions, so resolving WF following c1.