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From JH Chen <chenj...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Confusing design
Date Thu, 07 Jun 2012 08:06:12 GMT
There are several great proposals from the renaissance project(
http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Renaissance). I saw great concept
there like the FLUX UI(http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/FLUX_UI).

I doubt do we still have contributor working on the renaissance project. We
should continue in that way.


On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 12:19 PM, XiuLi Xu <susan.dongdong@gmail.com> wrote:

> Symphony UI is mainly written by Java code, such as Menu bar, toolbar, the
> editor perspectives, that may not be simply directly migrated to AOO, we
> need write refresh native code for AOO.
>
> I have the same boring feeling when I use AOO. The main impression is the
> gray UI as the student said, it is not beautiful as other softwares, which
> provide colorful themes, and people are permitted to switch to their
> favorite one.
>
>
> On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 12:01 AM, Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net>
> wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > Thanks for taking the time to send in your comments. I'm sure the User
> > Experience (UX) will take these into consideration as we make plans for
> > what will likely be Apache OpenOffice 4.0.
> >
> > FYI - IBM has contributed code from Symphony with a fresh UI and plans
> are
> > to integrate that into OpenOffice.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Dave
> >
> > On Jun 6, 2012, at 6:53 AM, funny fanny wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > 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.
> > > http://i49.tinypic.com/2nlzthw.png
> > > 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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