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From Kevin Grignon <>
Subject Re: [UX] New words for toolboxes in customize dialog
Date Mon, 01 Oct 2012 15:32:35 GMT

Great eye. Subtle but important.

>From the current UI, it appears that the collection of shapes is called a
"toolbar" according to the instructional text in the customize dialog. Back
in the editor, other toolbars can be created by dragging a drop down menu
off the drawing toolbar.

Other tools, such as CorelDRAW, call the rectangle a rectangle "tool", and
the toolbar, a rectangle "toolbar". Their use of "tool" and "toobar" is
consistent across all commands.

In our case, we imply "tool", but the relationship is the same.

To be consistent in our naming and to reinforce the expected outcome of the
customization, the instructional text in the customize dialog describing
the command, and the resulting command's pop up help should align.

Perhaps we could call them "toolbars". It's verbose, but explicit. Example:
Rectangle Toolbar, Curve Toolbar, etc.

Note the instructional text in the customize dialog describing the toolbar
command for each of the objects should be updated as well.

Some thoughts...


On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM, TJ Frazier <> wrote:

> On 9/30/2012 12:50, Regina Henschel wrote:
>> Hi,
>> when you customize the drawing bar in Draw or Impress, you will notice
>> that the commands "Curve", "Rectangle", "Ellipse", and "Text" are used
>> twice. One of them is the simple object, the other is the toolbox, which
>> contains similar objects.
>> This is confusing and should be changed. Issues are
>> Technically it is
>> an "easy hack", but I'm not sure about the wording.
>> In the issue the plural is suggested for the toolbox, for example
>> "Rectangles" instead of "Rectangle" for the command .uno:RectangleToolbox.
>> I suggest to use "Rectangle Toolbox". That does not need a careful look
>> to detect the s, but is longer.
>> What text should I use?
>> Kind regards
>> Regina
>>  Hi, Regina,
> I agree that more than an 's' is needed. "Rectangle Tool" (without the
> "box") would do as well, and is shorter.
> /tj/

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