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From Hannu Puhakka <>
Subject Maybe stupid questions and summary of my comments (fwd)
Date Sat, 07 Apr 2012 09:29:35 GMT
Hi OpenOffice developers

I joined this list a day ago. I am not familiar with your groups and not sure 
if I am on the right list at all. Maybe someone can comment.

I am using oof OOO330m20 (Build: 9567). I have heard rumors that there are 
several OpenOffice projects - no idea what they might be and what to use - that 
my version is "created by Oracle".

I am running a small software company in Finland and used normally MsOffice for 
presentations, sheets and documents. Because of HW crash I now started to 
manage by OpenOffice. Then I have got some problems and ideas to improve 
OpenOffice. I suppose I myself do not have resources for programming 

Where should I send my comments?
Where is the database to check if my comments have already been handled?
What version I should use to be useful with my comments?
How should I title my comments?

Some of my comments:
1) bug: / Impress: I insert a new slide. I click a text element and change the 
text size from default 32 to 22 (rigth click on the frame and choose Character 
size 22). If I move the mouse on the first text row to start writing, but do 
not write even a letter and THEN I select the frame, font size will be changed 
again 32 although the character size shows 22. I have to change the size to 
maybe 15 and back to 22 to be able to continue.

2)improvement / Impress /Writer: Changing of picture size by mouse is very 
annoying. If you have inserted a picture from file into your presentation or 
document, you in 96 % of the cases need to modify the size - smaller or bigger. 
And 99% of those cases you expect that the picture should keep the original 
shape - it meens to  "Keep ratio"!!!
But now in Open Office when you resize the image, it never keeps the ratio - 
even if the "Keep ratio" checkbox is checked. I suppose this feature has been 
five years. If I do not work properly, still the feature should be changed 
because nobody cannot understand. See the attachments 

3) bug: / Impress: "Text" area. Many times when I try to insert a new line on 
my list pressing "Enter", the application do not add a new line, instead tries 
to continue writing the same line and the letters appear at the same character 
at the end of the line. I can fix it by selection another text area and after 
that coming back. The problems appears many times a day, not for every text 
area. See the attachment "open_office_text_area.jpg".

4) development proposal: Every open office program should have on the Help menu 
two selections: "Send a bug report", "Send a development proposal" which should 
order a link where you could send your comments with automatic information of 
the version you used.

Hannu Puhakka, +358 40 59 68 159,
Vetokonsultit Oy,+358 9 2747 400, Kultasepänkatu 4 B, 04250 KERAVA,FINLAND
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