Subject: Re: Where should Headers/footers dialog be?
From: Paul Rohr (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Mar 12 2001 - 12:19:43 CST
At 08:11 AM 3/12/01 -0500, Randy Kramer wrote:
>Sam TH wrote:
>> I agree that having that dialog named Show Header/Footer is a poor
>> choice. However, might we not want an option for viewing
>> headers/footers or not? That would belong under the View menu.
>I don't have an immediate opinion about where to put the dialog, but I
>do think you need a means to choose to view or not view the headers, at
>least for the "Normal view" which would not show the exact page layout.
Agreed. We'll need one set of terminology which makes sense for *all* kinds
In normal view, selecting this menu displays the header/footer panes for
viewing and editing, along with a special-purpose inline toolbar to allow
standard operations (like inserting date, time, and page number).
In page layout, the header/footer was (probably) already displayed, but
selecting this menu does three things to mimic the same mode:
1. display the dashed border
2. bring up the special-purpose toolbar (as a popup)
3. activate editing of the contents
Note that the two are largely symmetric, which I'm sure is no accident.
They're just two different affordances for invoking similar functionality.
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