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Le 2010-10-24 11:40, Marc Paré a écrit :
Le 2010-10-24 08:23, RGB ES a écrit :

Another example: do you know anyone that use the "send by email"
button? Most possible receivers nowadays still use msoffice so using
that button have the only effect that new users come to forums asking
why the people to whom they sent the file is not able to open it. I
think it is better to completely hide that button.

I always remove it, but that's basically because I tend to work in two steps.
1. Write the document and save it
2. Write an e-mail and attach the document.

I don't think this would be a good idea. I actually use it extensively, I know of at least dozens of my clients, professionals and amateurs, who use it. Strategically, this would also be the wrong this to do as we are trying to encourage the use of the OASIS opendoc formats. Why would we then sheepishly hide the button that we advocate? There is also a "Send .doc " button that people may use. I usually tell people to use the send .doc and inform the recipients that there is an opendoc format that will prevent their files from ever being incompatible from MSO. I also encourage them to tell everyone else. We can then all advocate the opendoc formats.

It depends who your clients are. Mine are either computer-illiterate or work for companies where some other guy (usually and outside IT resource) has set up their computer and locked it. So I get the phone call that they can't do anything with the document.

Contextual toolbars is a nice feature, but many people hate it because
these toolbars appears in front of their documents, floating on non
useful positions. The first thing I always do when installing a new
OOo/LibO version is to anchor those toolbars to the botom of the

I agree with this, they should not be floating. Isn't there a setting for this? Maybe the original setting should be a bottom anchor.


You can get the contextual toolbars non-floating at the bottom by moving them manually the first time they appear. Better to have it done by default, however. With regard to buttons, I would suggest less white space in/around icons. The way the graphics are sized, we could shave 2 to 4 pixels in width and height and make those toolbars more compact, yet keep graphics the same size.

Michel Gagnon
Montréal (Québec, Canada) --

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