From: Charles Goodwin (charlie_at_xwt.org)
Date: Mon Mar 01 2004 - 12:46:20 EST
On Mon, 2004-03-01 at 16:11, msevior_at_physics.unimelb.edu.au wrote:
> > o Shouldn't the fill style and display style fields be option menus
> > instead of text fields?
> I don't think so. There are well over 30 styles built into AbiWord
> already. Now that we have expandable tree menu's via the stylist dialog I
> think we should use them. Also the Stylist dialog will have the ability to
> create new styles.
> The "change" button brings up the stylist dialog from which the user can
> pick what they want.
> Wel that was my initial idea. However this does mean we have cascading
> dialogs here, which as Dom oints out, isn't really in the spirit of the
> We continually faced with balancing ease of use for some people with
> providing powerful features to others.
> I'm not an expert on UI and will happily [entertain] other points of view.
I think the cascading dialogue is meritted in this instance. As long as
it is (tries to think of the correct term) modal, we should be ok.
> > o What is 'fill style' and it's difference from the display style?
> The TOC gets filed with user-selectable styles. eg "Heading 1" or "Figure
> 1" or "My Cool Heading Style"
Ah what did you think of 2b; which is a different approach to this?
> > o Should the indent also have an option of being either absolute or
> > relative to previous level?
> The left indent is a property of the "display style" so can be anything
> the user desires. The "indent" show in my original dialog is the indent of
> the page number on the right side of dialog.
Ahhhh... in that case it needs naming more explicitly. Now I know what
it is, I can better account for it.
> In retrospect, this could be a property of the style too but it is
> convient to have a single control in the dialog to adjust it.
> More comments later. Thanks for your work on this Charlie.
Np, I hope you liked it. ;)
-- - Charlie
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