Re: [RFC] Proposed AbiWord preferences dialog mockup, 2nd attempt

From: Alan Horkan (
Date: Sun Jun 22 2003 - 16:48:46 EDT

  • Next message: Jordi Mas: "Re: [RFC] Proposed AbiWord preferences dialog mockup, 2nd attempt"

    On Sun, 22 Jun 2003, Jordi Mas wrote:

    > Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2003 22:10:14 +0200
    > From: Jordi Mas <>
    > To: Alan Horkan <>
    > Cc: AbiWord Developer Mailing List <>
    > Subject: Re: [RFC] Proposed AbiWord preferences dialog mockup, 2nd attempt
    > > Wouldnt it be unpleasant for newbies to expose these implementation
    > > details.
    > > I think directory paths is something that we can have 'just work' for 99%
    > > of user and not need to bother them with the details.
    > To be able to select which default directories your documents and images are
    > created I do not believe that are implementation details. Under my point of
    > view, it is information. Same for the rest. All the modern word processors
    > allow you to select this. My five cents! Jordi,

    gross oversimplification but based on user behaviour it should be possible
    to determine which directory they want to use as their template directory.

    The first time you run abiword the default should be set to somewhere
    If you then choose a template from a different directory the path should
    be set to that directory.

    - Alan H.

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