Feature request #5042

Rename Print Composer to Layout

Added by Pierre-Luc Auclair over 12 years ago. Updated almost 10 years ago.

Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:invalid
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:14814


As an effort of standardization, I believe it might be positive to change the name of the Print Composer to "Layout". It would be more uniform with what is common in graphic design, CAD and other standard GIS apps. This would also lessen the training and adjustment effort that users would have to make to use the software, thus reducing barrier to entry.

So, I recommend this :
New Print Composer > New Layout
Composer Manager > Layout Manager
Print Composers > Layouts


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 12 years ago

  • Target version set to Version 2.0.0

#2 Updated by Antonio Locandro about 12 years ago

I do feel this is necessary, Qgis should try to align itself to a 'standardization' so it would be easier to adjust.

#3 Updated by Pirmin Kalberer almost 12 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.0.0 to Future Release - Nice to have

#4 Updated by Antonio Locandro about 10 years ago

Maybe a decision should be reached on this instead of leaving a ticket open indefinitely. Do we rename Composer to Layout or not. If the consensus is Composer is good enough and QGIS users are familiar with it then let's close this, on the other hand if Layout seems a more used term then let's just change it at least in the GUI not in any API or Python plugins which make this a difficult thing to change

#5 Updated by Nyall Dawson almost 10 years ago

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

Closing this - I think this should be discussed on the Dev list rather than in the issue tracker.

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