User:Nnino/Drafts/Android UI Suggestions by Christopher Stark

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Suggestions for an LibreOffice-Android UI

In the following some suggestions for a Android/Mobile version of LibreOffice are made. There might be many more features that are essential but the shown functions should cover most of the important stuff the author can think of. If other community members would like to contribute or change these suggestions, I attach the inkscape-SVG-file and associated graphics files in this Archive File.

What Image / Example
Basic layout Android CStark Layout1.png
Layout consists of the shown regions on the screen
Basic layout - expanded settings Android CStark Layout1-exp.png
This expanded layout appears when special options are chosen which consume a lot of space
Toolbar layout Android CStark Menu1.png

Android CStark Menu-standard.png

In the standard view there should always be two toolbars visible. The numbers on the buttons stand for icons which yet have to be added.

If an icon in the 1st toolbar is clicked, the second toolbar with sub-fuctions will appear on top of the standard-text-editing toolbar. As long as no Icon of the 1st toolbar is clicked the standard-text-editing-toolbar shows.

Menus and functions

This is supposed to be the standard view of the toolbars (here with text on top of the buttons within the 1st toolbar instead of icons)


If for example 'File' is clicked the 2nd toolbar for file appears on top of the standard-text-editing toolbar.


The 'insert' toolbar

The 'Tools' toolbar

layout The 'Layout' toolbar

object The 'Object' toolbar

These are supposed to be most functions necessary for a mobile version of Libreoffice. But there is still enough space for more icons/functions.
Font type and styles
When clicking on some icons such as the font-type or the text-styles a drop down menu expands with a list of fonts or styles.
Impress layout
The impress layout is supposed to be in landscape format. the slide overview is shown on the very left, the current slide on the right and the menu bars 1 and 2 in between them. The standard-text-editing toolbar is supposed to always show on the top. When no icon of the 1st toolbar (vertical, left) is clicked, the 2nd toolbar disappears and the space for the slide scales up.

Calc layout
The calc layout is supposed to be flexible between landscape and portrait format. In the landscape-view the toolbars are arranged the same way as in the impress-mode except that on the bottom the standard toolbars are the formula and the table-toolbar (as well as the switch button to change the bottom toolbar*)
Move, zoom and move document
In order to zoom, move or scroll within a document simply tap the screen with the finger as shown here

Text search
If clicked on the 'tools' icon in the 1st toolbar the second toolbar appears and already contains a small search field (1). When tapped on this search-field it expands (2) and the search words that are typed in are marked yellow in the text. The advanced search (3) has the basic functions of the desktop version of libreoffice - especially search&replace, case-sensitive search and regular expressions.
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