[Printing-architecture] [Printing-summit] Another Common Dialog

peter sikking peter at mmiworks.net
Sat Apr 18 02:39:24 PDT 2009

Robert wrote:

>>> for users printing, faxing, scanning, memory card reading are
>>> totally unrelated activities.
>> I would say so, too.
>   it is not just a good idea, it is the truth.
> Other than that with all-in-ones they're all physically in the same
> box (and the manufacturers sell them that way).

as long as you remember that it is unrelated user tasks packed
into one physical box, then I am happy.

> We get quite a few
> complaints about the scanner not functioning in multi-function
> devices; users appear to expect that these devices be handled as a
> single coherent unit.

I think the complaint is that the scanner is not working.
they would love if you could make that work for them.
do you really think any of them would expect a scan
workflow that goes through the print dialog?


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