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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Changing the floppy Icon has outdated ALL books about OpenOffice/LibreOffice that have been written, including textbooks.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.

Cheers,

Javier

On 2/15/12 7:39 PM, firstname lastname wrote:
Hi all

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
than this.

DOCUMENT AS EMAIL - This feature is really reduntant and clutters up the
user experience.

PDF ICON - The export to PDF icon is not clear enough. It needs to say PDF
in MASSIVE
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
users,
which does not acommodate to the users with conservative preferences.

Pick up any MacOSX application and they are mostly so inviting and "fun" to
use.
Why can't Libre Office be that? Massively larger icon-toolbars is a start,
and shouldn't
be very hard to make. I have the pixel-space available for this on my
screen. Do you?

Best of regards,
A



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