I proposed something similar, for Impress masterpages in my Renaisance proposal: Proposal_by_Jörg_Wartenberg Have look at the second mockup in the section Navigator for 'Edit Template' Mode. I proposed a treeview there, which shows problems in a masterpage hierarchical. It's embedded there in the normal OOo Navigator.
Some remarks to your proposal:
- I would remove the Update-Button. The list should be always in sync with the actual document.
- It would be nice, if the dialog would have something like a Fix-Button, which resolves a problem if possible. For example, if a non-standard Font is used, it could embed the font in the document. Of course, not every problem is automatically fixable.
- I miss the UI element to add own rules. How can I add them? My proposal would be, to implement all these rules as small OOo basic scripts.
Best Regards, Jörg
Hi Jörg! I'm sorry that I missed that fact of your proposal (or at least didn't remember well enough). But that is the reason for sharing the idea, to get some comments. So thanks for being the first one ;-)
Just a few thoughts concerning your thoughts: The mockups are really meant to just communicate the idea. The functionality may indeed look totally different - the desired features are outlined in a separate section. The fix button functionality is currently represented by the little action links (e.g. "Open Digital Signatures"). But, if we really can find some really good automatic behavior - let's go for that, too. How the "own rules" are added is still open; at least they could be selected by the drop-down. I know that many things are open, so let's collect further wishes and requirements and then make up an excellent UI.
So if you have anything special in mind, then feel free to add it (or link to the proposal page).
Thank you! --ChristophNoack 12:53, 6 December 2009 (UTC)