To reproduce this problem:
0. Create new empty Writer/Calc/Impress/Draw document
1. Draw rectangle
2. Right click and select Area
3. Select tab Gradients
4. Select some predefined gradient, then change Centre Y or Angle paremeter
5. Press Ok. Appears dialog with question: rewrite or create new.
IMHO it is wrong. I intend to apply this changed gradient only to selected rectangle. If I want to create new gradient, then I press button New, and when want to rewrite, then press Modify or Edit.
When Cancel is pressed, then to rectangle applies unchanged predefined gradient. When second time open dialog Area->Gradient and change parameters of gradient, then they applyes without problem.
This reproduced on LibO 3.4.rc1 on Mandriva 64 bit and Windows XP 32 bit
confirmed using LibO 3.4rc1 on suse linux
the behaviour in this case is "as designed" but nevertheless, it is confusing.
I see two options to solve this:
1 - completely redesign the handling of gradients, hatches etc. so that a user an directly change the area definition (without the definition af an gradient / hatch template befor)
2 - make "add" the default action whenever a user changed a gradient or hatch template (and maybe assign an automatic generated name). With this, the new template will be created silently - not leaving the user in confusion
@ Sasha: Thanks for the good description!
@ Björn: Related to color handling interaction issues (should be the same for gradients, hatches, colors, ...). Could you have a look?
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in LibO 3.5.0 beta 1 still exist
I am not sure if this is really only an enhancement or rather an UI bug (reproducible with LO 188.8.131.52 [Win8]).
@Miklós: Could this maybe be something for you?
The dialog that appears to ask if you want to create a new gradient was removed during bug 94551.