Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 156066
OpenOffice.org poorly named menu entires
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:04 EST
Current menu entries are:
Office/OpenOffice.org 1.9 Base
Office/OpenOffice.org 1.9 Calc
Office/OpenOffice.org 1.9 Draw
Office/OpenOffice.org 1.9 Impress
Office/OpenOffice.org 1.9 Math
Office/OpenOffice.org 1.9 Writer
We should at least get rid of the version number. Bryan and Seth will have other
suggestions, no doubt
(In reply to comment #0)
> Office/OpenOffice.org 1.9 Base
Kill this one entry, there's no need for it.
> We should at least get rid of the version number. Bryan and Seth will have
> other suggestions, no doubt
Yeah, drop the version number. Otherwise I don't know if it's worth it to make
the names "nicer".
Why kill the database gui from the menu ?. It's trying to be a "msaccess" style
version no removed in 1.9.97-3. If the menu entry for the database GUI is
considered problematic, best open a new bug against ooo for it.
That's for the database?
can we call it Database or will it be recognized more by it's Base name?
That's the brandname of the application, "base", same as "access" is the same
microsoft's database gui. we can change it in the menu entry of course a generic
name of "database" or whatever, but the documentation refers to it as "base" etc
Talked with Seth about this one, let's go with Database even though the
documentation says base.
We should really just rename all this stuff.
1) We should drop the "OpenOffice.org" word. This is effectively a "company
name", and as per GNOME HIG guidelines, should not be included in menu entries.
It doesn't assist people in making the "which thing to click" decision task, and
argh, comment was randomly closed (?!?)
2) We should consider rennaming the actual menu entries to be more descriptive.
e.g. "Word Processor" instead of "Write". "Spreadsheet" instead of "Calc". This
is also as per HIG, and is the preferred naming scheme for "default" things.
Alternatively, we *could* do "Calc Spreadsheet"... but I think this is sort of
OK, Bryan and I talked it through and came up with something like this for the
menu entry text:
I'm not so happy with "Presentation", but its at least better than "Impress".
Also, we probably sholudn't include Database in the default install (though it
should be an Optional item in the Office/Productivity installer category, so its
easy to turn on at first time install if you want it)