Bug 152574 - Clarify AutoText dialog to hint that selecting content is needed before opening the tool
Summary: Clarify AutoText dialog to hint that selecting content is needed before openi...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 52607
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: AutoText
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Reported: 2022-12-18 09:54 UTC by richard.wipfelder@gmx.net
Modified: 2022-12-19 13:49 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description richard.wipfelder@gmx.net 2022-12-18 09:54:56 UTC
Guten Tag,

ich möchte ein neuen Text in "AutoText" anlegen.
Im Handbuch steht "drücken Sie NEU" nachdem "AutoText" geöffnet wurde.
Aber es gibt kein NEU!
Was soll ich tun?

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start LO und Start Autotext
2. List Autotext
3. Einen NEUEN Autotext anlegen
4. Drücke NEU, aber da ist kein NEU

Actual Results:
Kein NeU

Expected Results:
Es sollte ein neuer Text eingegeben werden

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Comment 1 Julien Nabet 2022-12-18 11:37:25 UTC
If you take a look here:

you'll see you need to select some text in your document to have "Neu" option.
Comment 2 BogdanB 2022-12-18 11:38:33 UTC
Translation with Google translate for bug description
I want to create a new text in "AutoText".
The manual says "press NEW" after "AutoText" opens.
But there is no NEW!
What should I do?

Steps to reproduce:
1. Start LO and Start Autotext
2. List autotext
3. Create a NEW autotext
4. Press NEW, but there is no NEW
Comment 3 Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2022-12-19 12:36:38 UTC
I guess the UI could do a better job at guiding. If a button is not usable in a dialog, I'd expect it to be in an inactive / greyed out state, instead of having no hint whatsoever that a step was missed.
The dialog does not hint at all that text needed to be selected before opening the tool.

The help page does mention selecting content is needed: https://help.libreoffice.org/7.5/en-US/text/swriter/guide/autotext.html

UX, your opinion on improving the UI?

Version: (X86_64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 3aca23eec42e9d6fbe57071d7633ae1fc4bc5fcc
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 5.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: en-AU (en_AU.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 4 Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2022-12-19 12:38:35 UTC
actually, a duplicate of bug 52607.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 52607 ***
Comment 5 richard.wipfelder@gmx.net 2022-12-19 13:49:11 UTC

der Fehler, das Missverständnis, ist gefunden, Danke an alle!