Proposal for Save As.../Open dialog

Geert Janssens janssens-geert at
Mon Dec 14 17:31:53 EST 2009

On Saturday 12 December 2009, David T. wrote:
> As a user, "Data Format" is better than "Storage Format"
> I have seen "File Type" or simply "Type" used. Open Office uses the former.
> MS Office uses "Save as type" (which shows that they can be clunky too!)
> David
I went for "Data Format".

"File Type" is confusing because it doesn't really make sense to talk of 
"files" with the database backend. "Type" seemed to generic.
And "Save as type", well, let's just say I'd rather not copy a big company's 
ideas unless they're really great ;)


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