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Bug 87664 - START CENTER: Addition of html document to the create list
Summary: START CENTER: Addition of html document to the create list
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
4.5.0.0.alpha0+ Master
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
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Blocks: Start-Center
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Reported: 2014-12-24 04:46 UTC by Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
Modified: 2014-12-26 01:00 UTC (History)
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Description Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-12-24 04:46:02 UTC
Since 4.2, the start center now lists the new document creation list horizontally, so it would be good to add 'HTML Document' to the list to bring more awareness that LO can create and modify html documents.
Comment 1 V Stuart Foote 2014-12-24 16:13:10 UTC
@Jay, huh?

There is no new document list other than the vertically arranged buttons.

But if adding to that is what you meant, then perhaps a split button (like now for Templates) for the Writer button?  

And possibly also do entries for some of the other items on File -> New menu?

Stuart
Comment 2 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-12-25 09:13:59 UTC
(In reply to V Stuart Foote from comment #1)
> @Jay, huh?
> 
> There is no new document list other than the vertically arranged buttons.

Sorry i meant vertically. :D

> But if adding to that is what you meant, then perhaps a split button (like
> now for Templates) for the Writer button?  

Yes this is what i meant but i dont think a split button is good as it would be useful to emphasis that LO can be used to create HTML documents. Writer Web has its own dedicated section in Tools > Options and it acts different from other writer sub-components.

> And possibly also do entries for some of the other items on File -> New menu?

All the other ones are all Writer sub-components, so a split button for these.
Comment 3 V Stuart Foote 2014-12-25 14:32:35 UTC
@Jay,
(In reply to Jay Philips from comment #2)
> Yes this is what i meant but i dont think a split button is good as it would
> be useful to emphasis that LO can be used to create HTML documents. Writer
> Web has its own dedicated section in Tools > Options and it acts different
> from other writer sub-components.

I could see emphasizing the Writer/Web HTML Document if we actually had any support for external CSS2/3 style sheets, or HTML 4/5. 

But as we don't really even support WYSIWYG markup--having to work in HTML source view mode to edit markup and any inline style, which then does not remember its position when toggling back to Web view--LibreOffice's HTML Document feature is not what folks would expect, and so should not be accorded its own Start Center button.

An item on a split button dropdown, perhaps paired with the Web Page Wizard, would be about all the emphasis it merits.
Comment 4 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-12-26 00:03:55 UTC
@Stuart, thanks for the clarity. I was thinking that LO had better html support, but if its as bad as you say it is then there isnt a need. :D
Comment 5 Adolfo Jayme 2014-12-26 01:00:26 UTC
The vertical list of buttons is not meant to house every file type LibreOffice is capable to create anyway. It’s just a way to open one of our six applications. Let’s not clone Microsoft Works here.

+1 on what Stuart said, Writer/Web doesn’t function as an average IDE and is severely lacking w.r.t. HTML’s newer standards (even when Sun was still around, the component was already outdated).