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Bug 58136 - : Missing and Wrong Help According Option Dialogs
Summary: : Missing and Wrong Help According Option Dialogs
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Blocks: Help-Changes-Features
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Reported: 2012-12-11 11:51 UTC by Harald Koester
Modified: 2020-04-29 22:05 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Harald Koester 2012-12-11 11:51:23 UTC
Problem description: 

To my opinion not all aspects mentioned in bug 39452 are resolved. The comment list of that bug is quite long. So I tried to disentangle this a bit with new bug reports. This is the fifth of them.

The user help according the option dialogs should be checked, improved and corrected:

(1) In the help text (F1) of the option dialogs the buttons OK, Cancel, Revert and Default (only in few dialogs, e. g. dialog “LibreOffice Writer > Basic Fonts (Western)”) are not explained. Especially the buttons Revert and Default need explanations, whatever the functions of these buttons are.

(2) If the option “Extended Tips” is enabled, tips are displayed if you rest the cursor on the Revert and Default button. This tips should be checked if they are correct and if necessary corrected. Also the translations of this tips should be checked, e.g. currently the content of the German translation is different to the English tip.

(3) Also the manuals should be checked if they explain the use of the buttons Revert and Default in option dialogs correctly. E.g. the label change from Back to Revert has not been considered yet.

Operating System: Windows 7
Comment 1 Harald Koester 2012-12-11 14:09:47 UTC
See also bug 58132, bug 58133, bug 58134, bug 58135.
Comment 2 Jorendc 2013-01-27 20:13:57 UTC
Regarding all 'See Also' bugs I can confirm this.

Don't know how to mark this priority... So I leave it as 'medium normal' for now.

Thanks for reporting!
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2015-02-19 15:41:14 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Harald Koester 2015-03-03 10:35:59 UTC
Bug still exists in version 

Regarding (1): The button 'Revert' has changed it name, it's now 'Reset'.
Comment 5 tommy27 2016-04-16 07:28:19 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Harald Koester 2017-04-06 11:00:35 UTC
Bug still exists in version 5.3.1 with Win7. 

Bug already exists in version 3.3.0. Hence inherited from OOo.
Comment 7 Harald Koester 2020-04-29 22:05:24 UTC
Checked with version 6.4.2 (Win10):

Respective (1): Buttons Reset, OK, Cancel and Default are now explainded in the help page Options. A new button Apply has been introduced. This button is not explained in the Help.

Respective (2): Tips of the buttons Reset, Apply, OK and Cancel are no longer displayed if Extended Tips are enabled. It would be good, if these tips would be introduced again. Especially because if you click Help these buttons are not explained in the opened help page and you have to change to the help page Options.

Respective (3): The current Getting Started Guide describes the version 6.0 and is not up to date respective the buttons in the Options dialogue.