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From Clarence GUO <>
Subject Re: Confusing design
Date Fri, 08 Jun 2012 03:09:53 GMT
I agree with a new brilliant UI. The current UI is quite old and have no
big difference with old OpenOffice3.x
You want a big icon with text surround a image like MS Office 2010. But
that will make the tool bar too large so that will decrease the edit area.
Maybe that's not some user's expectation either.
A way to achieve this maybe is auto-hidden tool-bar with large icons. It's
hidden on top by default. Once user move mouse hover on the top area of the
screen, it will show. And it could be transparent so that will not decrease
nor hide the edit area.
If fact, other panels such as slides picker and task panel could be
auto-hidden and transparent. That will looks cool and save edit area.
Anyway, I hope a new UI design in later release which can attract more
young users.
2012/6/6 funny fanny <>

> Hello!
> I'm from Denmark, so my English might not be so good.
> I'm 14 years old, and are going to work on a project for school. I think
> the design in Open Office Impress, is REALLY confusing! You have to click
> twice to drag something and move around. In the beginning, I didn't know
> how to put a text box in my project. Now that I have struggling with a
> diagram for 1 hour, it is still not as I wanted. I wanted to have it
> percentages, but couldn't find it, and had to improvise. The small icons
> for the different stuff, is small and it is not clear enough to show what
> it is. Example. I have NO IDEA what this was, before I hold my mouse over
> it and read.
> I am not much of, to compare Open Office with Microsoft Office, but the
> icons in MO is really big, and it have a text under. It is also more
> modern, and probably is mostly used in the younger students. In OO, you
> have to click around to make it as you wanted. Even really simple things,
> you have to click around. I would like to see a icon, with a text box and a
> 'insert picture' shown at the top or in the bottom, instead of it is hiding
> behind my project, so I have to look for it. The normally and useful tools
> don't appear very clear. It is hidden like hide and seek, and instead of
> using time on your project, you are wasting time to find what you need ex.
> making a text box.
> I am not only hear to complain about the layout in Open Office Impress,
> but I will thank you, for a free writing program, that is good enough t
> make it happen. But! There is still many things that could be better. Open
> Office is quite boring, and I think in many opions it would be  nice, if it
> kinda 'explode' up in my face. When I open OO, is plain boring. All grey,
> small icons etc.
> I mean, we are in 2012, things are getting more modern and futuristic.
> Sometimes it would be good with a little bit different.
> In the nearest future, I hope to see a more modern writing program, that
> is easy to use. Is kinda in 'the dark side' right now. Try turning in to
> 'the bright side'.
> Thank you for your time, and I hope you take me seriously and actually
> maybe will spend time to reply? Or at least try to look at it, and think
> about what I just wrote
> xoxo
> 14 year old student, from Denmark.

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