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5.0.2  Nice additions (Read 9634 times)
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5.0.2  Nice additions
Feb 12th, 2010, 5:42pm
 
5.0.2 has some nice additions.  On maps, the "marching ants" display for links is going to be very useful.  I hope it leads to more animations "enactments" in the future.

**Edit: I forgot the kudos for the cool fading of non-linked notes.
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Re: 5.0.2  Nice additions
Reply #1 - Feb 12th, 2010, 7:00pm
 
More than the animated links, notice how the selected notes and the notes linked to the selection remain solid while others fade into translucency.

I think this may be very useful for exploring complex maps.
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Reply #2 - Feb 13th, 2010, 2:57am
 
The animation and the translucency are great implementations! It takes Map View Presentation to the next level. Congratulations on that.

What else is new? I could never find Tinderbox's release notes, if there be one.
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Reply #3 - Feb 13th, 2010, 3:50am
 
Release notes?  They're in every release - look at TB's Help menu.  The Release Notes link opens a read-only TBX file. The aTbRef site's Change Log section lists new releases and is effectively output of an agent that lists all notes mentioning a given release - there is one for v5.0.2.

Re maps - be aware that you can Cmd+click to add extra notes to a selection and the extra(s) are added to the animation.
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Reply #4 - Feb 13th, 2010, 4:54am
 
Yes nice addition, animation looks good, but it slows down considerably Tinderbox. Is there a way to desactivate it ?
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Reply #5 - Feb 13th, 2010, 4:54am
 
The transparency is beyond awesome, and something of this magnitude, which opens up such new possibilities, coming in such a small update...
I'm a really happy monkey right now.
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Reply #6 - Feb 13th, 2010, 8:41am
 
Marcel -- you can turn off enactment in Document Preferences: Maps.

Still, I find the animation works fine, even with really complex maps like Mark Anderson's Afghanistan map or Mary Kim Arnold's "Lust" -- even on the video-challenged 13" MacBook Pro.
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Reply #7 - Feb 13th, 2010, 12:56pm
 
Marcel, something you can try: Open the document that is slowing down Tinderbox and "Save as..." to a new file. Close the old one, open the new one, and see if that is any faster. It makes absolutely no sense at all, but I was able to speed up one slow document by doing this.
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Reply #8 - Feb 13th, 2010, 1:20pm
 
For those uncertain as to where the 'on/off' switch for map animation is found here.
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Reply #9 - Feb 13th, 2010, 2:13pm
 
Thanks a lot for your answers and the tips. My mac is specially slow and a bit old...
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Reply #10 - Feb 13th, 2010, 3:07pm
 
1. OH... the help menu!!! Right under my eyes. Poe's "The Purloined Letter" is beginning to make sense...

2. Some of you replied to one "Marcel"... I believe they'd rather address Martial Brisebois. (and my name ends with an 'o', Marcelo...hehehe)
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Reply #11 - Feb 13th, 2010, 3:53pm
 
Touch of the Purloined Letter all around it seems!
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