Bug report #8899
Help text for "Save vector layer as"
|Category:||Documentation and Help|
|Affected QGIS version:||2.0.1
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||No
|Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:||No
||Copied to github as #:||17577
The help text for "Save vector layer as" doesn't include anything for the "Symbology export" aspect. It does include the other parts of the dialog though.
Also there's no explanation for "Skip attribute creation" or "add saved file to map" (though the last is fairly self explanatory.
Oh and a typo:
"Enter one options per line"
should be "option" singular.
Don't complain, just write nice text and submit it.
I'm not complaining, I'm reporting a bug.
And given I have no clue what "Symbology Export" does (which is why I was looking at the help in the first place), I'm kind of in a poor position to write the help.
I added a lot of new options to this dialog at the HF in Brighton. Hopefully this can be included for the next release.
It still needs testing and the UI is a bit of a mess and could be cleaned up.
Seeing that you are currently looking at this dialog, would it be possible for you to give this branch a test-drive or even try to improve it from a usability perspective?
Hi Mattias, sorry but I'm not in a position to install branches. I need compiled stand alone installs (win x64). I'll happily test for you if you can provide one though.
And I'm not in the position to create windows builds in a suitable time.
On the other hand, having a look at qgsvectorlayersaveasdialogbase.ui with Qt Designer and improving this dialog does not require compiling anything and is rather simple.
I am going to test the functionality on the weekend and add reasonable default values ..
Regarding the GUI .. well there is a huge room for improvement :)
I have no idea what Qt Designer is or how to use it, or having just searched, even where to get it from. I'm happy to give it a try if it's simple to use and you can point me to decent instructions.
- Regression? set to No
- Easy fix? set to No
- Description updated (diff)
- Resolution set to fixed/implemented
Fixed in master: Help button uses now the User manual where the information is provided.
- Status changed from Open to Closed
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