Re: [tdf-discuss] Suggestion for Icons
Changing icons in minor versions is probably not a good idea.
Changing the floppy Icon has outdated ALL books about
OpenOffice/LibreOffice that have been written, including textbooks. Such
changes might happen in major versions, always allowing the users to use
the old theme, but a forced changed disconnects the products from all
the efforts and materials that have been made to support its
distribution... and in many cases makes it unusable.
In Cambodia, OpenOffice is used in all the school system... considering
changing to LibreOffice with icons that are different than the ones in
the official textbook is just not possible, it would just create lots of
confusion for teachers and students, and that is exactly what we do not
need. The system might change to a new interface when it wants.... but
not when LibreOffice developers decide to change, it is just not
possible to print new textbooks.
On 2/15/12 7:39 PM, firstname lastname wrote:
Guys the icons are one of the key features of Libre Office's interface.
Some of the stock icons on the Libre Office default theme need some more
work I feel.
OPEN - this icon is really grey and dull
SAVE - okay, so the floppy is gone. I would have loved to keep it, but I
won't get into that.
But if you ARE going for a green downwards arrow, it needs to be cleerer
DOCUMENT AS EMAIL - This feature is really reduntant and clutters up the
PDF ICON - The export to PDF icon is not clear enough. It needs to say PDF
letters, not some text you can almost not read.
These are my comments to the icons in the current interface.
But why can't we create an interface that is really inviting to newer
which does not acommodate to the users with conservative preferences.
Pick up any MacOSX application and they are mostly so inviting and "fun" to
Why can't Libre Office be that? Massively larger icon-toolbars is a start,
be very hard to make. I have the pixel-space available for this on my
screen. Do you?
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