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From Shan Zhu <>
Subject Re: development question of future feature
Date Fri, 20 Jul 2012 06:04:13 GMT
It sounds good to enhance the clip art and presentation template.

BTW, to name a cell range in Spreadsheet, the menu entrance is Insert->
Name-> Define.
The "define range" you mentioned is about Database Range, which is a little
different from Name.
Symphony has disabled the entrance, use Name only.

Shan Zhu

2012/7/17 Clarence GUO <>

> I think new UI means three aspects.
> One is about usability which make UI easier to use. Sidebar of Symphony is
> a good illustration. Symphony has another good improvement which drew less
> attentions, that is it reorganised the menus and toolbars(only on Java
> build version). The layout of menus and toolbars in Symphony is more
> reasonable I think. For example, the entry of define range name is from
> "Create" main menu in Symphony, but that of AOO locates in "Data" main
> menu. Symhony is better, because define range name will create a new name
> but actions under "Data" main menu are all related to concrete data
> operations.
> Here I want to discuss the other two aspects(visual design and resources).
> Maybe I missed some discussions, but I saw many discussions only focus on
> the first aspect.
> We also need a new visual design. Nowadays the the popular UI style is
> transparent + gradient effect, large and simplified icons, light colors,
> some animation effects, and so on. Our UI style is quite old. The visual
> design will give users the first feeling. So it is as important as the
> first aspect.
> And our resources are quite old too. Here the resources I mean gallery,
> templates of Presentaion master pages and so on. We really need to update
> them.
>  I really hope new AOO3.5 or 4.0 can attract my eyes when I first see it.
> 2012/7/16 Christopher Jackson <>
> > I am writing to ask you if there is any desire among you and the
> developers
> > of OpenOffice to update the user interface for the suite?
> >
> >
> >
> > your competitor, microsoft of course has updated their user interface.
> as a
> > simple user, I think updating the user interface would greatly improve
> the
> > product. we can't always sit in one spot and never change.
> >
> >
> >
> > thanks for you time.
> >
> >
> >
> > Chris Jackson
> >
> > Maryland USA
> >
> >

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