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From Kevin Grignon <kevingrignon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [UX]Why does AOO use semicolon and space as the default separators when open one csv?
Date Mon, 23 Jul 2012 12:31:37 GMT
KG01 - See comments inline. 

On Jul 23, 2012, at 5:50 PM, J├╝rgen Schmidt <jogischmidt@googlemail.com> wrote:

> On 7/23/12 10:38 AM, Joost Andrae wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 
>> Am 23.07.2012 09:00, schrieb Zhe Liu:
>>> Hi,
>>> I use Calc to open a csv. "Text Import" dialog pops up. Semicolon &
>>> Space are checked by default as separators. Most of csv  files in the
>>> world use comma as separator, right? I prefer comma.
>>> In addition, when I use AOO to save a csv, I found the default
>>> separator is comma. When I reopen the csv, I have to change separator
>>> to comma. IMHO, it's a bad experience.
>>> 
>> 
>> defined in https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4180 the default separator
>> should be a comma. I'm not sure why AOO does it differently but there
>> must be a reason to do it like this. Maybe Eike Rathke knows more about
>> the reason. (CCed him)
>> 
> 
> would be interesting to know if there is a reason for this otherwise it
> doesn't sounds logic. Why 2 different defaults for import and export?
> 
> But the current behaviour is that the dialog save the settings. Means
> created csv file with ',' separator -> close document -> open file, load
> defaults ';' + ' ' -> change to ',' -> close document, quit office ->
> start office, load file, the dialog has ',' as default.
> 
> Looks principally ok and flexible but having the same default at the
> beginning would make probably even more sense.

KG01 - Agreed. Consistent and predictable defaults would provide a better user experience.


> 
> Juergen
> 
> 
> 

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