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LibreOffice UI Mock-up light 1 by pauloup LibreOffice UI Mock-up light 1 by pauloup
Please read: It's just a unofficial mock-up. I'm not part of LibreOffice development team.

Made in Inkscape / Gimp.
GTK2 Theme: Atolm by SkiesOfAzel -> [link]
Native Icons: Faenza-Dark by Raul Vega -> [link]

I hope you like it and give me your opinion. SVG included, then everyone can to edit and share a modified version under Creative Commons License.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Atribuição 3.0 Unported License. -> [link]

Take a look on the dark version...
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WagnerSkellington Featured By Owner May 5, 2016
Wow! This is AWESOME! Love it!
CodeMeRight Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016
Well, you should be part of the LibreOffice Design team, I love this concept and would use this style if it's available.
sirrahn Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
Really like it. Similar in some ways to apple's pages application - which i would like very much if it was opensource and if it converted word files as well as libreoffice!

Main comment I would have is that I would have the formatting windows/bars on the right. I often have docs on the left of the screen so I would not want the text shifting position on the screen if formatting opened and closed depending on what I was doing. 
AwedEven Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
As someone who frequently uses LibreOffice, I absolutely love this GUI idea. It is far more intuitive then even the 4.2 GUI, in my opinion. Is there any chance that this will be implemented in a future version?

Inversions51 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
they need to use this, their current one is way outdated. and this looks great! you should see if you can find someone to make this as a theme or submit it to them
nilsding Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Reminds me a bit on the UI of Calligra Words.
artistym Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Nice work

Can you create another one with the side bar on the right side?
Rcheetah Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Interface Designer
nice work dude.. :D
Is the result a svg file? Would like to explore it on my own, like the ones from citrus UI.. :)
AIMandACH Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
looks nice! can i use some of your ideas for my LO "stork" mockup please? (you can check my other "stork" mockups in my gallery)
seyd-ali Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
this sis very very cool,nice....
but will this new gui replace with current gui of libreoffice or not?
i like this new gui and i'm waiting for that to be changed
MarianoGaudix Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Hello, I have written a small GUI written in GTK 3.0 and Vala (Gtk 3.0)

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Take0n Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
This looks awesome man!
I really hope they actually upgrade the looks of LO and would love to see them do it your way!!!!
Rcheetah Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Student Interface Designer
I think there should be a better difference between paragraph-styles and character-styles so i like citrus ui better..
zubairw Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
I like Citrus better [link]
zubairw Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
I like Citrus better [link]
ScionicSpectre Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
We need this so bad.
woutervddn Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
get your ass over to the guys of LibreOffice and find a guy that codes this for you.. NOW!
xaviersythe Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
I drew a much better one. However, I have no idea how to make it into a fancy digital mockup.
If anyone is up to the challenge, just PM me, and I'll supply the drawings.
x-a-n-a-x Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're not part of LibreOffice development team but according to [link] you are in the Design team, right ?

If it's true, congratulations.
Is there a chance that these mockups be coded and added to a future version ?
McGIvrer Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
that's really a great view of a NEW "Office" oriented tool interface. Great Job !
ThoriumKnight Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
I would use LibreOffice if it looked like that :D
M4he Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
This is gorgeous! That would take LibreOffice so many steps ahead.
This is similar to what I dream of when I think about the word UI. :+fav:
SausageCurtain Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
This is stunning.
How long before we can install and enjoy?
aldomann Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
LibreOffice needs this for the fourth version! It would imply a huge impulse for its use.
thelifelike27 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Please, please, please! Post this to the developers of LibreOffice! I so badly want this for it!

It's an amazing fresh look that's much needed and long overdue for the Linux platform. The old gtk theme is an eye sore and looks unprofessional when it's surrounded by Unity.

Thumbs up to you!
aliasobelisco Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011   Photographer
¡que cosa mas hermosa! con estos temas muchos se atreverían a probarla por el simple hecho de ser mas bonita que MS office.... y si a eso le sumamos lo ergonómico del diseño y la posibilidad de tabs de proceso independiente como "chromium web browser"... la suite libreoffice empezaría por fin a marcar "en la practica" una diferencia que un usuario común puede apreciar sin tenerle que explicar nada a un "windows user"... como una imagen vale mas que mil palabras los efectos son inmediatos para quien no sabe nada en lo técnico sino usar una cosa buena, bonita y barata... poderle dar la oportunidad de experimentar el software libre solamente guiándose por una imagen, ya que lo técnico lo convence durante su uso.
santi07 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
Es lo único que falta, una interfaz más atractiva y le daría un impulso increíble a la suite
luzerno Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
Wow! This is amazing, hoping I can have my libreoffice like this one day.
Hmm... I think it's even better than the ribbon ui of ms office, cool!
pauloup Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
Thank you! :D
Nairod-dev Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
I wish it will be the future LibreOffice ! Thanks for this awesome mockup !
Foolish-Fox Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
omg yes
ak13 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work mate
pauloup Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Thank you!
d0od Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Uttterly, uttterly, divine.
asbjornu Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Awesome mockup! This is also a design that works much better in OS X than the current (rather horrible) theme. There's some polish needed for it to look and feel like a native OS X application, but with this as a starting point, we're much closer than with the current theme. Great work!
mariocesar Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
We need to get serious !! This is the UI we Need ! Let start doing activism to get this done by the devs !

Awesome !

santi07 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
I agree!!
gabtrat Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Nice Work!
I always thought buttons on the side would make more sense than Microsoft's ribbon, since documents are often portraits instead of landscapes; & with widescreen monitors becoming so popular. Microsoft has too much waisted vertical space.
madjunir Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
wow, i think this is awesome. You're a very good artist.

if you ever get the time i would also like to see a top panel with a global menu too (if possible of course).

i know that developers dont implement mockups 100%, but they're a big influence in the mentality and gives an idea to where we want to go next :)

keep the good work!
pauloup Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Thank you! Yeah, I'm waiting more suggestions to have a good landscape of improvements, so I can remake the mock-up.
Turycell Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Brilliant! However, with AppMenu support coming by default in Natty, I think the menu bar will firmly belong to the top panel, not the window toolbar.

I also envision big bold buttons (that is, buttons with text along side) to call up sidebar content, with controls arranged independently from "legacy" menus - so, for example, not "Format", "Insert", "Tools", but "Text", "Page", "Layout" and so on.
(Putting everything in the sidebar at the same time consumes precious screen estate, even if all panels but one are collapsed.)

Another great feature would be an adaptive toolbar, auto-populated with the buttons I use more often.
jeeremie Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
@Turycell... and putting everything on top does not take some precious real estate? My resolution is 1920 by 1080px. I have plenty of horizontal space. I hate the MS office ribbon. It takes about 80px or more of precious vertical space. However, not everyone has a big screen resolution (e.g. netbook) so sidebar will probably not work for everyone.

Otherwise, great design work Pauloup. You really cared about the details. The interface is really slick.
pauloup Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
With the Global Menu of Natty, would be there more space for icons in the top toolbar. But I don't think it would be possible relocate the top buttons on the top panel (if i got what you mean), because its too tiny and they would pollute it too much.
Your idea of bold button is a thing I really appreciate! But I'm not feeling prepared and capable to choose a complete new arrangement for the menus. So I tried to keep the most of current arrangement of buttons and menus. But someone would definitely do that!
The auto-populated toolbar would be fine and this idea is featured in Light Mock-up 2 (mini bar mode).
Thank you for your tips and ideas, they are very welcome! :D
Turycell Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
I get what I mean, and I was not suggesting that - buttons should stay where they are, of course. ;)

Using a sidebar instead of a menu or a dialog window is good for two reasons: a better use of windscreen monitors and the possibility to tear the tabs and keep them open within a dual screen setup, as GIMP does. I really hope your vision comes true.
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