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Message started by Marcelo Mirage on Feb 6th, 2013, 4:37am

Title: Concerning alignment in Map View
Post by Marcelo Mirage on Feb 6th, 2013, 4:37am

I've sent Mark B. an email about this issue, I thought I could share it with you:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_lao0UwomH4VlI2ODZSdldNbGs/edit?usp=sharing

@Mark A: Is that any way related to your comment in the previous post?

Title: Re: Concerning alignment in Map View
Post by Mark Anderson on Feb 6th, 2013, 11:02am

Err, what comment?  I answer a fair few questions here.  ;)

Actually, the points raised are probably moot for v5, and you've already done the correct thing by passing on your UI issues direct to Eastgate. Change if any will be in v6, and Eastgate welcome considered input. Not everything is easy (or even possible) but a clear understanding of why changes might be needed does, I'm sure, help with deciding out of possible options for change. Note: I write as a user, I don't work for Easgate nor have a special input in v6; I just happen to be the moderator here.

Title: Re: Concerning alignment in Map View
Post by Marcelo Mirage on Feb 6th, 2013, 1:01pm

@Mark:   I know you're not Eastgate's staff, I think you make this very explicit. lol

I just thought about sharing this to maybe get a few opinions from experienced users, such as yourself. After all, what is a topic called 'Off the Wall: Feature Ideas' for? ;)

Concerning your post, I was referring to the reply about full arrow key navigation in Map View.

Title: Re: Concerning alignment in Map View
Post by Mark Anderson on Feb 6th, 2013, 4:04pm

OK, I was just avoiding trying to give the impression I have a strong feeling on this. I don't, though just for the very simple reason I use Map view far less than Outline view.

As regards the PDF, the points you raise are correct in their description and are inelegancies that are by-product of ongoing improvements over the life of v5. As v5 is feature complete (i.e. likely no new features), any changes will take place in v6, whose UI is being updated in ways I don't yet know.

My thoughts on select on map drill-down are here.

As regards Map Icons, I think it looks better/more consistent if all label content ($Name/$Subtitle/$Text/$TableExpression) were drawn in from the top of the icon and not middle-aligned vertically.

As regards the titlebar overlapping the map, I suspect the current behaviour it a legacy of old design for - as you've pointed out - it doesn't make sense if re-setting title height doesn't 'scroll' the viewport map. BUT, 'just' scrolling the map may - and probably - does (in v5) involve more under-the-hood computing than we might imagine. There's no point in discussing v5 that won't change. Meanwhile, perhaps v6 design may allow for this, but as said already, how can I comment on a design I've not seen?

Bottom line, I don't have anything pertinent to contribute at this time, other than suggest those who desire improvements send their ideas to Eastgate to help inform the v6 design process.


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