OOo Draw in the menus

Gian Paolo Mureddu gmureddu at
Thu Feb 14 20:15:47 UTC 2008

Michael Knepher escribió:
> On Wed, 2008-02-13 at 18:26 +0000, Caolan McNamara wrote:
>> On Tue, 2008-02-12 at 11:54 -0600, Gian Paolo Mureddu wrote:
>>> about OOo Draw. 
>> ...
>>> /usr/share/applications/, any particular reason why it isn't included in
>>> either the Office or Graphics applications menus?
>> Well is why it
>> (and oomath) was marked as NoDisplay=true on the urging of the then
>> UI/UX-team.
> While I would agree about OOo Math, I think the decision to hide Draw is
> shortsighted, and based on a misunderstanding of the nature of the
> program. It is not analogous to the draw features in MS Office, where
> the drawing functionality is entirely subordinate to the context of Word
> or Excel. OOo Draw is a fully fledged document-centric vector drawing
> application, and definitely deserves its own menu item.

Actually that's what one of the users who complained about it told me. 
Apparently Draw is very good at making diagrams, where Inkscape is 
better suited for other (more advanced) drawing tools. Sure you can 
still make diagrams in Inkscape, but apparently it is fairly easy to do 
them in Draw. I think it would be a good idea to give Draw its own menu 
entry. Now as to per that bugzilla "convention" the name for it should 
only be "Draw!" or "Drawing Tool" and to avoid confusion maybe a comment 
along the lines of "A document centric drawing tool, that uses the open 
document format" or some such.

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