Bug 69908 - Expert Config and help on configuration options
Summary: Expert Config and help on configuration options
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
4.2.0.0.alpha0+ Master
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
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Blocks: Options-Dialog-Expert
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Reported: 2013-09-28 11:02 UTC by Matteo Casalin
Modified: 2018-09-22 22:39 UTC (History)
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Description Matteo Casalin 2013-09-28 11:02:50 UTC
Would it be possible to add a descriptive text that specifies, at least for items that could accept one value out of a given set, what of each possible value means? This text could also be provided "on user demand" in order to lower impact on performances.

As an example (taken from firefox): tab close buttons can take an integer value from 0 to 3, but the only way to know what each value implies is to search the internet (which is not possible if you work offline).
Comment 1 Efe Gürkan YALAMAN 2013-10-06 11:25:55 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> Would it be possible to add a descriptive text that specifies, at least for
> items that could accept one value out of a given set, what of each possible
> value means? This text could also be provided "on user demand" in order to
> lower impact on performances.
> 
> As an example (taken from firefox): tab close buttons can take an integer
> value from 0 to 3, but the only way to know what each value implies is to
> search the internet (which is not possible if you work offline).

Thanks for the feedback :)

The only possible implementation I think is writing a long help document and maybe pull some string to the dialog. May need some advice for this. But great advice definitely will search a way to implement this.
Comment 2 Jorendc 2013-10-20 08:48:07 UTC
(In reply to comment #1) 
> Thanks for the feedback :)
> 
> The only possible implementation I think is writing a long help document and
> maybe pull some string to the dialog. May need some advice for this. But
> great advice definitely will search a way to implement this.

Marking as NEW. Please feel free to mark as ASSIGNED if you're working on it.

Kind regards,
Joren
Comment 3 Caolán McNamara 2015-07-26 19:43:09 UTC
what would probably have to happen here is to write a help page for the options, maybe just a few of them to get started, and then have hid "help-ids" for each option and use sfx/sfxhelp.hxx GetHelpText with those hids. The Customize toolbars/keyboard is an example where the help entries for those functions are shown in the dialog.

git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/contrib/dev-tools dev-tools and see helpauthoring
Comment 4 Xisco Faulí 2017-07-13 12:38:49 UTC
Setting Assignee back to default. Please assign it back to yourself if you're
still working on this issue