[SP 2.02] Some loose thoughts…

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Postby Jean-Jacques Boutaud » April 2nd, 2007, 4:27 am

Hi all,
Some remarks, (little) bugs and other about SP 2.02:

1. Pages/Master Pages
- see pages thumbnails in the "Add Page" pop-up menu is really nice but
-- adding a "blank" page add a page from an "arbitrary" Master Page (or perhaps from the same Master Page that the current selected page?)
-- adding an existing page works as an "Insert Page" not an "Add Page (at the end of the document)" and insert this page after not before as said in the documentation

- could be nice to be able to duplicate page(s) using Drag/Drop with Option key (from the Page Preview pane)
- what's the purpose of the new "Select All pages" and "Select Odd/Even Pages" ?
- duplicating a Master Page doesn't duplicate the margins but reset the new ones to the default values

2. UI
- according to the Apple GUI, the shortkey for displaying/hiding Inspector should be Cmd-Opt-I (not Cmd-Opt-0)

3. Date/Time, Page Number
- could be nice to be able to "save" some custom date/time/page number formats. For now, custom formats are "saved" until you use another one.

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Postby Jean-Jacques Boutaud » April 6th, 2007, 5:26 am

Hi all,
My own answer :^)
- "Select All pages" and "Select Odd/Even Pages" are useful to attribute same Master Pages to a group of pages in one time (nice).
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Postby Nick » April 6th, 2007, 8:07 am

Hi,
Thank you for remarks.

1.1.
adding a "blank" page add a page from an "arbitrary" Master Page (or perhaps from the same Master Page that the current selected page?)

Clicking "+" on the page preview panel and choosing a blank page in the drop-down list in the toolbar add a page with the same master as the current page has.

1.2. We will correct the documentation. There must be "after".

1.3. Duplicating pages with the Option key: probably we will add this functionality.

1.4. In addition to your own answer.
"Select Odd/Even Pages" - to change the master page of all the left and all the right pages.

2. Cmd-0 is used for the Inspector. Is it something wrong with it?
Cmd with numbers is used for switching tabs of the Inspector. "0" (zero) for opening/closing.

3. Date/Time, Page Number
We will think about your idea.

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Postby Jean-Jacques Boutaud » April 6th, 2007, 8:33 am

Thank Nick,
About the shortcut:
- according to the "Apple Human Interface Guidelines", Cmd-Option-I must be used for displaying an inspector window,
- but on another side, in SP2, Cmd-0 may be thought as a more logical shortcut as other (shortcuts) for inspector tabs are Cmd-1 thru Cmd-6.
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Postby Nick » April 10th, 2007, 3:35 am

Hi Jean-Jacques,
The developers find the Cmd-1, Cmd-2, ...., Cmd-0 row of shortcuts better for SP.

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Postby Jean-Jacques Boutaud » April 11th, 2007, 6:37 am

Ok Nick,
It seems more logical to use shortcuts from Cmd-0 thru Cmd-6 even if it's not what Apple recommends (for Cmd-0).
Sorry Steve :^)
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