Re: POW user suggestion

Subject: Re: POW user suggestion
From: Nils Barth (
Date: Thu Aug 16 2001 - 22:10:25 CDT

On 2001-08-16-16:33, wrote:
> But if the user wanted to close the only open document
> and then open an existing document, they would have
> to "Open..." it from "Untitled1". This would result in
> two open windows, only one of which they care about.
> Not a big deal, but a "Close & Open..." menu option that
> closes the current document and prompts for an existing
> document to open would solve this elegantly. Since the
> user may want to close the last open document and work
> on a new one, a "Close & New" option would also be
> necessary.
> So we need two new, little used menu items. It sounds
> ridiculous, but that's the price of a complete and
> elegant Single Document Interface.

These are -only- useful if the user wishes to close all open AbiWord
documents, -then- open/make new... -in that order-.
The user has two options:
(1) Choose File->Open... or File->New... before closing all documents.
(2) After closing the last document, open an existing one in the file
manager or launch AbiWord to create a new one -- this is the
`Document-Centric' way of doing things.

Close & New, Close & Open, or in fact anything that does two separate
actions (which are in fact independent), does not below as a menuitem.


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