Minutes from the design meeting 2018-Jun-27

Present: Tomaz, Heiko

* Find & replace in protected sections
   + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=117811
   + another option on top of what we have makes it not worse, so +1 (Heiko)
   + OTOH manually changes to protected sections are not possible, so why automatic
   + alternatively to another checkbox we could show a confirmation box (Tomaz)
     + not a fan as this interrupts the workflow
   + if we don't allow the operation we could give better feedback like
     "Search key replaced 42 times. But there are 2 protected sections that weren't touched."
   => keep the ticket open and give these advices

* Tools > Options > Asian/CTL always active
   + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=104318
   + e.g. in tabs with Tools > Options > Language Settings > Default on top
   + remove “For the current document only”
   + drawback: displaces language settings (locale = english) and font settings (default = english)
   + how to deal with the character dialog? (Tomaz)
     + consequently we have to show all types at every time (Heiko)
     + could do that similar to fill styles (color, gradient, pattern...)
     + all types are needed in parallel so switching is bad (Tomaz)
   => more input needed

* Preserve style when pasting "alien" slides
   + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=112697
   + > (a) silent rename of source master page and add it as new master page
   + > (b) dialog about name conflict
   + > (c) silent apply of standard page object from source to target master page.
   + d) apply target styles for objects that haven't been modified
   + we should finde a general guideline that also applies to Calc (Tomaz)
   + mostly you dont want a different style, meaning the source gets the target style on paste
   => more input needed

* Text body & Default paragraph in (main menu) > Styles
   + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=118355
   + none, one or both?
   + expect also text body in the styles menu (Tomaz)
   + why not "Default"? https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/Writer_for_Students/Text_Body (bottom line)
   => replace "default paragraph" by "text body"

* Split Options/Formatting Aids/"Display of"
   + https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=117745
   + Feedback for patch needed
   + Display of > Hidden text works on select > character... > font effects > [ ] hidden
   + Fields > Hidden text - unclear, needs investigation
   + if both are needed we should rename one
   => separation looks promising (Tomaz)