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LibreOffice UI Mock-up light 3 by pauloup LibreOffice UI Mock-up light 3 by pauloup
SVG File.

Please read: It's just a unofficial mock-up. I'm not part of LibreOffice development team.

Made in Inkscape / Gimp.
GTK2 Theme: Atolm by SkiesOfAzel -> [link]
Native Icons: Faenza-Dark by Raul Vega -> [link]

I hope you like it and give me your opinion. SVG included, then everyone can to edit and share a modified version under Creative Commons License.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Atribuição 3.0 Unported License. -> [link]

Take a look on the dark version...
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You are not part, but you should be. :) Really nice mock-up.
tushantin Aug 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Awesome! Did you share this in LibreOffice's Google+ page?
I written a widget in GTK 3.0 ............ [link]
An idea written in GTK 3 ..... [link]
An idea written in GTK 3 ............. [link] .......
"I'm not part of LibreOffice development team."

I dont care. It is awesome for me. Do you have created the tutorial? Please share here of let me know. I want to know the steps. Thank you.
Very nice.
When will it be implemented?

It is high time the interface of LO or OO was modernized!
Very elegant.

I have been looking at developing something similar from the programming point of view - even to the point of using the same theme and icon set. In my research, I have found similar projects, which you have probably already looked at, but just in case you have missed them ...
1. KDE's KOffice also uses a sidebar but is very clumsy. It is currently undergoing a major re-write as Calligra.
2. IBM's Lotus Symphony (which is OpenOffice with a different front end) has multiple sidebars but makes inconsistent use of the facility.

The central problem is keeping the sidebar interface consistent across the entire office suite: for example, the Forms-Design windows/icons will fill the entire sidebar by themselves - so where do all the standard buttons (many of which should be simultaneously available) go ? How do you ensure that the same icons/icon-sets appear in the same place for the spreadsheet program as the word-processor ?, etc etc.

At this point in time, my proposed system has a vertical list of icons which act as tabs to multiple sidebars: text, forms, graphics, equations etc, which can be selected for new operations but are automatically selected as the user selects items in the main workspace. The increased space allows the integration of most dialogs and menus directly into the sidebar thus saving an enormous amount of mouse activity.

It all sounds good, but getting it right is turning out to be a lot more work than I had ever envisaged. I look forward to seeing your idea expanded to the full program suite, because programming this stuff is not the hard part.
Great look, about time we looked at a side bar with screens widening. Well done.

Came here from one of the LibreOffice blog sites so people do notice :)


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