[scribus-dev] Who is going to kill the style dialog ?

Louis Desjardins louis.desjardins at gmail.com
Mon Nov 1 14:23:55 CET 2010

2010/11/1 Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com>

> On 11/01/2010 02:38 AM, a.l.e wrote:
>> hi greg,
>>  The separations of various settings for Paragraph and Character
>>> styles may make some sense, but since a Character style is a subset
>>> of a Paragraph style, you should be able to see all these settings
>>> when you work with a Paragraph style, rather than needing to jump
>>> between tabs in the dialog. Maybe the answer might an expanded or
>>> unexpanded sort of layout.
>> after the UI-"disaster" in the PP / text tab, can we avoid expandable
>> dialogs?
> I wouldn't take the current PP/Text tab situation as an example of an
> expandable dialog (it's something of a hybrid mess). The dialog for choosing
> glyphs is more of an expandable dialog.
> One of the things we suffer from in our hospital using a computerized
> medical record is that we have various bits of information in various
> programs, windows or dialogs if you will. There are many times when you must
> switch from one to another, then back again, maybe even back and forth, to
> understand what you need to know in a comprehensive manner. What you find
> very soon is how poor your memory is in keeping up with what you just saw
> one or two or more windows ago.
> We tend to work with some mindset of what we are working with, but in
> complex situations like DTP layout this mindset can only have so much
> detail, so when we need to refresh detail it is good to have a single
> window/dialog to refer to, even if it's just informational.
> Perhaps when a frame is selected, there can be a strip under the toolbar as
> a sort of "dashboard" (not really so fond of this term) of its
> settings/content. Obviously for a text frame, one set of information is
> there, for image frames, another. This might lead to a redesign or even
> abandonment of the PP as we now know it, having what currently is our PP
> become more of a dynamic structure, and frame- or object-oriented.

I like this idea. It’s not that far from the actual PP but it would offer
dynamically to the user the fields that can in fact be used in this
partcular context.


> Greg
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