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From Kevin Grignon <>
Subject Re: [UX] Symphony UI elements for AOO
Date Thu, 24 May 2012 02:54:13 GMT
KG01 - See comments inline.

On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 8:17 PM, Graham Lauder <> wrote:

> > As one member of the team, I feel proud that people missed the mail merge
> > feature ^o*...although the code can't be applied to our code base, the
> > design does. We can refer to the best from the design, and improve the
> mail
> > merge function here.
> Hi Helen
> Congratulations and well done, you and your team did an excellent job.
> There are some bits that it would be nice to work on.  Synching of address
> labels for instance.  In the old OOo and it seems in Symphony, the address
> labels were a completely separate document means extra work load for the
> user.
> It would be preferable to generate both letter and address label at the
> same
> time then at the Print dialog, be able to choose Print documents or Print
> labels.
> >
> > Besides mail merge & MDI, there are a lot of user experience improvements
> > across three editors in this contribution...for example, the sidebar is
> in,
> > which users can access most context properties easily; the clip-art
> > gallery, has many newly designed pictures; numbering & bullet
> enhancements,
> > context menu, look & feel, ...some are bigger ones, but some are very
> small
> > items, but were driven by strong user needs or user study, so IMHO still
> > very valuable for users.
> KG01 - Indeed, backed by solid user research and testing Symphony does
have many user experience improvements that we could migrate to the AOO
codebase. UX has been assessing the opportunities to merge or migrate
aspects of the Symphony UX into AOO moving forward. Each offering has
strengths, and each has room for improvement. We are fortunate to be able
to harvest the best from each to deliver the best user experience for our
users. UX team is analyzing the UX merge/migration opportunities. We will
update the UX wiki to include our analysis and recommendations. As always
we look forward to your input and feedback.

> It's too bad about the MDI, ironically the pre-SUN StarOffice had an MDI.
> Very good it was too.   I do like the sidebar and the whole fresher
> uncluttered look
> >
> > These enhancements are spreading in many places (in code) across three
> > editors. It would take quite some time to integrate. I would invite all
> to
> > have a look at the list, and discuss what you like, what we want to use
> > here, and how to go forward...Looking forward to your thoughts. :-)
> >
> Will do
> > Helen
> Cheers
> GL
KG01 - See comments inline.


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