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you might not like it, but this is what peak UX design for word processing looks like

how do we get LibreOffice to offer a CreativeWriter-Skin?

(as the default)

@jollysea I like the ribbons. They needed years to port those to Word.

@jollysea Okay we have no clue what half of those buttons mean.

@IceWolf there are some clues here: howtogeek.com/723648/did-you-k

first row: text-editing, insert images (clipart, but also a tool to draw your own or change clipart), sounds (not sure why you needed those in a text editor), adding borders/background, spelling, undo, cut&paste, special feature (password, rebus), dictionary, printing

@jollysea admittedly the icons are somewhat outdated but from a UX/UI perspective its actually really good. Icons make each function easy to find and also show explicitly what each button does.

@Pixdigit I think the "spelling bee" was lost on me as a child because it's a word play in English, a language I did not know. I think it was quite intuitive

But for the rest, yes I think it was not bad.

@jollysea when someone said save your floppies, this is the program I was thinking of.

I fucking love this thing

@maloki I don't think I'd be a journalist if not for this program

@jollysea I made a whole presentation, printed, for my school board (or equivalent) to ask them to buy it for the school.

I was 10. 😅

@sa2tms there are some clues here: howtogeek.com/723648/did-you-k

first row: text-editing, insert images (clipart, but also a tool to draw your own or change clipart), sounds (not sure why you needed those in a text editor), adding borders/background, spelling, undo, cut&paste, special feature (password, rebus), dictionary, printing

@jollysea kinda wondering what a newly hatched chick has to do with undo

@sa2tms yes! and sorry, I replied the work person/toot 😅

@jollysea I learned to use a word-processing soft with this one when I was a kid and I used to love it ! It was the great time when designers were making softwares for kids 🌺

@imacrea yes, me too! I don't think I'd be a journalist now if not for this software!

@jollysea thanks to this soft I made a kind of newspaper for my friends when I was 10 at school. And then I switched to Publisher. So many memories :)

@imacrea ha, me too! I was in a group similar to scouts and made a monthly-or-so paper about our recent activities. Everybody had to contribute and write a report once in a while, mostly by hand, on paper. I (or my parents) would type them and then I'd print a master version which was shrinked, copied and then send to everybody :D

@jollysea I don't think I ever actually made any documents on this. I spent all my time messing around with all the interactions. The scary basement was the best part

@neko oh wait what was in the basement again? It's been so long!

@jollysea your cursor changed to a match and you could click around in the darkness and see various creepy things for a few seconds at a time

@neko ahhhh yesss! and it made a match-sound!

@jollysea What is this monstrosity, I've never heard of it before

@tfb Microsoft Creative Writer, a text editor for kids, launched in the 1990s. I loved it as a child.

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