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Bug 83577 - Easy functionality of Fontwork Gallery
Summary: Easy functionality of Fontwork Gallery
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: FontWork-WordArt
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Reported: 2014-09-07 01:03 UTC by Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
Modified: 2017-05-05 09:11 UTC (History)
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Fontwork dialog - before and after mockup (88.75 KB, image/png)
2014-09-30 00:04 UTC, Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
Details
Dialog in FreeOffice (56.51 KB, image/png)
2015-03-26 06:57 UTC, Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
Details
Dialog from WPS (17.35 KB, image/png)
2015-03-26 06:57 UTC, Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
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Description Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-09-07 01:03:50 UTC
It was hard for me to understand how to edit text in an inserted Fontwork Gallery object as the functionality is not present in the fontwork gallery dialog, the right-click menu, or the fontwork toolbar. Eventually after alot of frustration, i got it that i had to double-click on the object in order to modify the text, which i feel is not very intuitive.

So i'd like to suggest that a text field be added to the fontwork gallery dialog, so a user can edit the text when inserting the object. I'd also like to suggest that when a user right-clicks on the object, an entry for the fontwork gallery dialog be added to it, as well as an entry titled 'Fontwork Text', which would have the same effect as double-clicking the object.
Comment 1 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2014-09-29 01:10:22 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> It was hard for me to understand how to edit text in an inserted Fontwork
> Gallery object as the functionality is not present in the fontwork gallery
> dialog, the right-click menu, or the fontwork toolbar. Eventually after a lot
> of frustration, i got it that i had to double-click on the object in order
> to modify the text, which i feel is not very intuitive.

Agreed -- double-clicking is not intuitive, especially when we have contorted text that doesn't appear like other, editable text objects.

Do we document how to edit Fontwork objects (w/a double-click)?  If not, please file a bug against the Documentation component to add that.

> So i'd like to suggest that a text field be added to the fontwork gallery
> dialog, so a user can edit the text when inserting the object. I'd also like
> to suggest that when a user right-clicks on the object, an entry for the
> fontwork gallery dialog be added to it, as well as an entry titled 'Fontwork
> Text', which would have the same effect as double-clicking the object.

I feel like adding just a single entry for Fontwork to the drop-down would be fine, as I personally don't like things getting too cluttered, but feel free to craft your proposal however you like!
Comment 2 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-09-29 04:42:56 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> I feel like adding just a single entry for Fontwork to the drop-down would
> be fine, as I personally don't like things getting too cluttered, but feel
> free to craft your proposal however you like!

I seem to be confused when you say 'a single entry for Fontwork to the drop-down'. Do you mean the context menu?
Comment 3 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2014-09-29 13:08:10 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> I seem to be confused when you say 'a single entry for Fontwork to the
> drop-down'. Do you mean the context menu?

Yes. I think it would be enough to just add a single line for Fontwork to the right-click context menu (when the user right-clicks on a Fontwork object).
Comment 4 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-09-29 18:54:23 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> Yes. I think it would be enough to just add a single line for Fontwork to
> the right-click context menu (when the user right-clicks on a Fontwork
> object).

So you want the user to open the fontwork dialog, select a style, then after its inserted into the document with as 'fontwork' as text, right-click on it in order to edit the text in it. That doesnt seem logical to me because it simply adds another step to the process.
Comment 5 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2014-09-29 19:00:36 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> So you want the user to open the fontwork dialog, select a style, then after
> its inserted into the document with as 'fontwork' as text, right-click on it
> in order to edit the text in it.

Two different things.

1) An edit-text icon in the fontwork gallery dialog.

2) A single item for Fontwork in the right-click context menu (only visible when right-clicking on a Fontwork object)

Anyhow, that's probably more than enough discussion on this bug w/o any design or code work towards its completion :P
Comment 6 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-09-30 00:04:13 UTC
Created attachment 107090 [details]
Fontwork dialog - before and after mockup

(In reply to comment #5)
> Two different things.
> 
> 1) An edit-text icon in the fontwork gallery dialog.
> 
> 2) A single item for Fontwork in the right-click context menu (only visible
> when right-clicking on a Fontwork object)
> 
> Anyhow, that's probably more than enough discussion on this bug w/o any
> design or code work towards its completion :P

Yes this dragged on more that it had to, but its a consequence of our text based reality. :)

I've included a mockup of what the new dialog box can look like. I pulled the text field found in the special (.uno:InsertSymbol) character dialog. I also adjusted some shortcomings in the dimensions and alignments of the dialog which seem to have happened after it was moved to the new dialog form.
Comment 7 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-03-26 06:57:36 UTC
Created attachment 114364 [details]
Dialog in FreeOffice

In addition to the text used in the fontwork, it would be important to be able to set the font used.
Comment 8 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-03-26 06:57:56 UTC
Created attachment 114365 [details]
Dialog from WPS
Comment 9 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-03-26 07:00:31 UTC
In WPS, after there the selection of the style of the wordart, a secondary dialog appears allowing the typing of the text and customizing the font.