Bug 158940 - Nomenclature: "Area" commands not homogeneous in UI for Writer Sections
Summary: Nomenclature: "Area" commands not homogeneous in UI for Writer Sections
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) alpha0+ Master
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: difficultyMedium, easyHack, skillDesign
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Blocks: l10n-Optimization UNO-Command-Label
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Reported: 2023-12-30 21:20 UTC by Olivier Hallot
Modified: 2024-01-02 11:38 UTC (History)
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Description Olivier Hallot 2023-12-30 21:20:30 UTC
On Writer, command

"Insert - Section" displays a tab named "Area" (KeyID: XFoBE)

And command

"Format - Sections - Options" displays a tab named "Background" (KeyID: XjWCu)

They are the same command, fill the section background.
Comment 1 m_a_riosv 2023-12-31 00:38:17 UTC
Version: (X86_64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 0f6f5048d223731aa52b768a77244d0208711391
CPU threads: 16; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 22631; UI render: Skia/Vulkan; VCL: win
Locale: es-ES (es_ES); UI: en-US Calc: CL threaded

Not exactly the same, but e.g. in Calc on cell format is background.
Page 'Area' in Writer, and page 'background' in Calc.

Perhaps it should be the same in all applications and contexts, or is there really a difference that justifies it?
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2024-01-02 10:40:27 UTC
Area is used quite a lot, for the page and paragraph styles, for shapes, charts... and could be replaced with background in probably all cases. Quite some effort.

And I'm not sure if an areal background needs to be distinguished from singular attributes like the character background. Sophie, what do you think?
Comment 3 sophie 2024-01-02 11:14:09 UTC
I think any time the meaning is "background", it should be used instead of "area". "Area" should be used only when it has a meaning of "zone" or "region".
Comment 4 Heiko Tietze 2024-01-02 11:38:40 UTC
Code pointer: git grep "Area" *.hrc / *.ui (but the term might be used somewhere else too).