Bug 138692 - Tooltip for "User-defined" feature in borders dialog doesn't apply to all occasions
Summary: Tooltip for "User-defined" feature in borders dialog doesn't apply to all occ...
Status: UNCONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
7.1.0.0.beta1+
Hardware: All All
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Reported: 2020-12-06 12:14 UTC by Ming Hua
Modified: 2020-12-07 03:20 UTC (History)
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Screenshot of this tooltip shown in Calc's Format > Cells... dialog (6.14 KB, image/png)
2020-12-07 03:20 UTC, Ming Hua
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Description Ming Hua 2020-12-06 12:14:54 UTC
The recently added tooltip for "User-defined" feature in the borders tab in many dialogs says: "Click edge or corner to cycle through three states: set, unchanged, remove."  This was added in:

https://git.libreoffice.org/core/+/bf4379690ad7721ed62c488c7750ad6c214cd63d

Resolves: tdf#34398  add tooltip to "user-defined" for table borders

However, this tab is not just used for table borders, as the borders tab is in many welded dialogs.  From my incomprehensive testing, only Writer's table properties dialog and Calc's cell format dialog support this three-state setting, while Writer's page style dialog and frame properties dialog also each have a borders tab, but the "User-defined" feature there only support two states: set and remove.  I suspect three-state is actually the exception rather than norm.

All these dialogs' borders tab apparently use the same tooltip.  Therefore the current one can cause confusion when seen in dialogs not supporting three-state user-defined border setting.

I guess tooltips count as documentation, therefore this component.

Version: 7.1.0.0.beta1 (x64)
Build ID: 828a45a14a0b954e0e539f5a9a10ca31c81d8f53
CPU threads: 2; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 18363; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: zh-CN (zh_CN); UI: zh-CN
Calc: threaded
Comment 1 sdc.blanco 2020-12-06 12:48:20 UTC
> I guess tooltips count as documentation, therefore this component.
Incorrect guess. See descriptions in Status. Changing to UI because applies to more than one module.
Comment 2 Ming Hua 2020-12-07 03:20:46 UTC
Created attachment 167889 [details]
Screenshot of this tooltip shown in Calc's Format > Cells... dialog

One more thing: in Calc's cell formatting dialog, there are diagonal lines that can be set in addition to the cell border lines.  So the "Click edge or corner" wording probably needs revision as well.

(In reply to sdc.blanco from comment #1)
> > I guess tooltips count as documentation, therefore this component.
> Incorrect guess. See descriptions in Status.
Noted, thanks.