GoodDefaults GridHandling

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(3.2 default settings)

current points of handling grids: 1. option toolbar (available over menue: view/toolbars/option) disabled by default 2. grid options (menue: tools/options/impress/grid) 3. align toolbar (icon in drawing toolbar) movable/dockable 4. icon 'display grid' in presentation toolbar (5.) menue: view/grid/ .. 'display grid', 'snap to grid', 'grid to front' (not on the pic.)



Rotation Mode, Guides when Moving
'Rotation Mode after Clicking Object' & 'Guides When Moving' are two feature options which are switched off by default .. they are worth to be on, aren't they?
  • Guides When Moving: If we could visualize something like "snap to object", then such guides would be helpful (only when snapping) - but since we are heading to a more "visual" OOo, they should be off. We should rely on a good default for the transparent visualization if an object is moved / copied / ... --ChristophNoack 11:13, 2 April 2010 (UTC)
Reset grid to defaults
'reset grid defaults' (button) .. do we need such a feature? after a time and some settings the user can get confused and/or some settings can have unpredictable effects for the user -> for example: people check 'when creating or moving objects', forgotten it and then only squares can be draw, not more rectangle (because of the square snapping) => looks like a bug.
  • From my point of view, it would be better to redefine the grids itself. At the moment the handling is a bit awkward (Resolution vs. Points vs. User Expectations) --> Without changing the dialogs itself, how about (SI units): 1 cm with 9 points => 1 mm Grid. --ChristophNoack 11:13, 2 April 2010 (UTC)
Grid snapping vs. zoom
if you zoom, you maybe want to handle smaller shapes .. do you also want a smaller resolution for grid snapping?
  • The other way round :-) I would like to have a defined grid which gets more coarse if I zoom out (like the visualization of the grid that is less dense if I zoom out.) But also this might be questionable... --ChristophNoack 11:13, 2 April 2010 (UTC)
Combine display and snap to grid?

Does it make sense to combine 'display grid' & 'snap to grid' in one icon/button (if you switch the grid, you also want to snap)?

(current default: 'display grid': off, 'snap to grid': on)

  • Usually yes, but more common (like the current defaults) is to snap to grid without showing it (being "WYSIWYG"). Having this results in the two separate buttons/features... --ChristophNoack 11:13, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

=> which further features should be 'switched' on/off per default? Which default sucks?

Autor: Christoph Lukasiak (Clu) 24 March 2010

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