Re: list dialog (was Re: Outstanding patches)

Subject: Re: list dialog (was Re: Outstanding patches)
From: Martin Sevior (
Date: Sun Aug 26 2001 - 21:17:39 CDT

On Fri, 24 Aug 2001, Paul Rohr wrote:

> At 05:36 PM 8/24/01 -0400, Tim LaDuca wrote:
> >I remembered some sort of discussion like you mention, but I too thought
> >this new patch was to be some kind of replacement for the current lists
> >dialog which seemed kind of strange to me and certainly confusing. I had
> >to dig up the appropriate thread. Here it is.
> >
> >
> >
> >and a reply to that post goes into more detail.
> >
> >
> >
> >Hope that helps clear things up.
> Thanks. That latter post is what I was thinking of. Isn't that what
> Joaquin's doing?

Well Joaquin's the best person to answer about he is doing. I've since
changed my mind about the Lists dialog. I think our Modeless Lists dialog
is a cool way to manipulate lists. I just want to make a few more tweaks.
Specifially, replace the "%L" in the List delimeter entry with actual List
label and leave the entry on either side for text before and after the
label. But that is all.

My impression was that Joaquin was working on a Modal Lists dialog to
replace the current bullets and numbering dialog. If we go this route it
becomes extremely hard to implement the Modeless Lists dialog everyone
else has been working so hard to get right.

So it is not just a matter of clicking through to an "advanced" tab. All
the cool interaction between the user, the auto-updating dialog and
the document is lost. The whole experience is dimished.

Other parts of our UI for lists could be improved though. Tim DaLuca
uncovered them and reported them in bugzilla. I'll get around to those




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