Bug 68489 - Dialog System to Warn Users About Limitations
Summary: Dialog System to Warn Users About Limitations
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 115291
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 54043 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-08-23 21:35 UTC by Joel Madero
Modified: 2019-06-02 20:55 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Joel Madero 2013-08-23 21:35:42 UTC
As discussed on both ESC and QA call several times, one of our primary missions is to be transparent. Part of being transparent is letting users know if they are doing something which we don't support. Currently we have no way to really do this other than wiki's and other very intense manual setups. 

It would be great if someone developed a warning dialog that warns users if they are doing something which will not be correctly saved/imported/etc...within the product. An example of this was our extensive discussion about file paths with xls format in Spreadsheet. 

The more we let users know, the more headaches are avoided "after the fact"

I know that this is quite the challenge to implement but ultimately we'd be doing a great service to our users.

Thanks all
Comment 1 Tomaz Vajngerl 2013-08-29 19:14:52 UTC
I am not familiar with the file paths problem with xls format in Spreadsheet.. can you give a more detailed example?
Comment 2 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2013-09-22 09:23:45 UTC
I agree with Joel's proposition.

As it is an enhancement request, I set it to NEW, until somebody proves that it is not possible or too expensive to do that. ;-)

Best regards. JBF
Comment 3 Joel Madero 2013-11-26 16:53:24 UTC
*** Bug 54043 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Thomas Lendo 2019-06-02 20:55:11 UTC
I mark this as dupe of the newer bug as there is more activity.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 115291 ***