Okay, so let's go with the simple solution of just the format name without further explanation.
* Unformatted text -> Unformatted text * Bitmap -> Bitmap Image (BMP) * Drawing format -> %PRODUCTNAME drawing format * DDE link -> Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE link) * DIF -> Data Interchange Format (DIF) * GDI metafile -> Graphics Device Interface (GDI) * Formatted text [RTF] -> Rich text formatting (RTF) * Formatted text [Richtext] -> Rich text formatting (Richtext) * HTML (HyperText Markup Language) -> HyperText Markup Language (HTML) * HTML format -> Stripped HyperText Markup Language (Simple HTM) (Or "Stripped HTML" if this string is too long) * PNG Bitmap -> Portable Network Graphic (PNG) * calc8" -> "%PRODUCTNAME %PRODUCTVERSION Spreadsheet" (without Calc8 short name) On 05.04.2018 23:14, Steve Edmonds wrote: > Hi. > Can only offer an opinion from the other side of the world. > I added some comments below but wonder if the text should hint at when to use > or avoid a format. > I.e. BMP = uncompressed, large files. I don't see PNG in LO 5.4.5. Paste > Special menu. > > Either that or use the actual names so the user can easily search the > differences. > Bitmap Image (BMP) > Graphics Device Interface (GDI) > Portable Network Graphic (PNG) > > If there is lots of room > Bitmap Image-uncompressed (BMP) > Graphics Device Interface (GDI) > Portable Network Graphic-compressed, lossless (PNG) > HyperText Markup Language-Web format (HTML) > > steve > > On 06/04/18 01:22, Heiko Tietze wrote: >> Hi all, >> >> based on the request at tdf#89453 I made a patch for the formats in the >> paste special dialog. And since this text is on a very prominent position, >> I'd like to get more agreement. >> >> The new text should follow the convention <descriptive text> followed by the >> <short name> in parenthesis. For example, "Rich Text Format (RTF)" is >> slightly better than before with brackets but still not too informative for >> ordinary users. >> >> The most important changes as follows with Old -> New + Comments >> >> * Unformatted text -> Plain text (Unformatted) >> * Bitmap -> Compatibility-optimized image (Bitmap) >> * Drawing format -> %PRODUCTNAME drawing format >> * DDE link -> Reference only (DDE link) >> * DIF -> Text with standardized formats (DIF) >> >> * GDI metafile -> Screen optimized image (GDI) >> + Samuel: needs perhaps also a dash after "screen" >> + Cor: misleading, it's a vector format, designed for Windows, Windows >> EMF, that allows for using >> the Windows GDI, Graphical Device Interface? >> + Heiko: maybe "Windows vector format (GDI metafile)" > + Steve: "Windows vector format" could be confused with WMF. > "(GDI) enables applications to use graphics and formatted text > on both the video display and the printer". > GDI is not just vector and pastes bitmap images. >> * Formatted text [RTF] -> Rich text formatting (RTF) >> * Formatted text [Richtext] -> Rich text formatting (Richtext) >> + Samuel: original is good enough (for both) >> + Heiko: common but not according the convention >> * HTML (HyperText Markup Language) -> Web formatting (HTML) >> + Samuel: I would just call this HTML, that's a common term >> + Heiko: common but not according the convention >> * HTML format -> Simple web formatting (HTML) >> + Samuel: What exactly does this do in comparison to the HTML above? >> + Heiko: no idea, the internal format is SIMPLE_HTML (and it's not shown >> in the usual list) >> * PNG Bitmap -> Cross-platform optimized image (PNG) >> + Samuel: This sounds weird. Maybe "Image (PNG)"? >> + Heiko: the cross-platform thing might be interesting relation to Bitmap > + Steve: I have found .bmp and .jpeg to be widely cross platform. > Portable network graphic is not so descriptive. > Compressed, Lossless and Transparency are distinguishing features. >> * calc8" -> "%PRODUCTNAME %PRODUCTVERSION Spreadsheet (calc8)" >> + Heiko: same for impress8 and draw8; calc6 adjusted too >> + Adolfo: never heard of “calc6” and “calc8”. What do they mean? Could >> these terms be better? >> >> More details at the patch https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/#/c/52336/ and the >> ticket https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=89453 (including >> screenshots how it may look). >> >> The final decision to push the patch should be made in the design meeting >> next week. >> >> Cheers, >> Heiko >> > > -- Dr. Heiko Tietze UX designer Tel. +49 (0)179/1268509 -- To unsubscribe e-mail to: design+unsubscr...@global.libreoffice.org Problems? https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/mailing-lists/how-to-unsubscribe/ Posting guidelines + more: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Netiquette List archive: https://listarchives.libreoffice.org/global/design/ All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted