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From Kevin Grignon <>
Subject Re: Confusing design
Date Thu, 07 Jun 2012 02:31:27 GMT
KG01 - see comments inline

On Thursday, June 7, 2012, Dave Fisher 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.

KG01 - I hear you, creating new things, then moving and formatting them
needs to work perfectly.

> >
> > 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.
> >

KG01 - what do you and your friends consider modern and futuristic.

> 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

KG01 - Great feedback, thanks for sharing. You're a natural user experience
specialist! Actually, keep your feedback coming. Also, you are welcome to
join this community and contribute. You could help us make sure our product
meets the needs of students around the world.

> >
> > xoxo
> > 14 year old student, from Denmark.
> >

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