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Bug 81079 - UI: Ease change Field contents for current Date / Time
Summary: UI: Ease change Field contents for current Date / Time
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: low enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Fields
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Reported: 2014-07-09 06:00 UTC by Bugcruncher
Modified: 2019-01-16 15:00 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

Test Document with mock-up (64.23 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2014-07-09 06:00 UTC, Bugcruncher

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Description Bugcruncher 2014-07-09 06:00:26 UTC
Created attachment 102456 [details]
Test Document with mock-up

This is an enhancement request.

Problem description: 
Current proceeding is rather long winded, please follow description in sample document for WRITER:

Both fields are „Date / Fix, means they show the latest time when the fields have been updated.
To get the current fields you currently need:
1. Double click on field (dialog opens)
2. In middle pane change selection from “fix” to “current”
3. OK (dialog closes, date (or time) changes)
4. Double click on field (dialog opens)
5. In Middle pane change selection from “current” to “fix” 
6. OK (dialog closes)

Suggestion - Add an Update button!
More comfortable way how to update:
1. Double click on field (dialog opens)
2. Click Update (dialog closes and field updates to current 
   time and date

Alternative - It might be more useful (and may be more consistent) not to close the dialog immediately, but to allow to select other fields with next / previous buttons and to close the dialog with OK.
But for my needs it would be more useful to close dialog immediately with Update.

The Update function also should be available in the context menu for the fields.
It should be checked for what other fields such an update might be useful
Comment 1 Joel Madero 2014-07-20 05:23:47 UTC
Seems like a fine enhancement request.

Marking as: 

New - valid request
Low - taking out essentially 1 step from the process not going to save a ton of time and only affects users using time fields.

Thanks for reporting - feel free to jump into the QA channel if you have some spare time and want to help out! http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=libreoffice-qa