A useful error report will include a subject that describes the error concisely, has a brief introduction which explains in greater detail what happened and, ideally, has a small recipe that leads to the error being repeated.
The summary field, like the subject of an email message, briefly describes the problem. For example, a useful error report might have a summary "Gnumeric crashes when saving a file".
The field titled "Steps to reproduce the bug" should contain a slightly expanded version of the summary giving an overview of the problem and then give a step-by-step example of how to reproduce the problem. For example, this field could look like the following:
This report describes an error which causes Gnumeric to crash during the use of the file save dialog. 1) Start a new Gnumeric 2) In Cell A1 type "hello" 3) From the "File" menu, select "Save As" => The "Save As dialog" opens up 4) In the file name box, type "my_spreadsheet.gnumeric" 5) Click on the "Save" button => I expected the file to be saved, and to be able to keep working but instead Gnumeric disappeared and the file was never saved. thanks, a user