[Printing-architecture] new cpd specs
peter at mmiworks.net
Wed Jul 8 02:24:56 PDT 2009
> I have not seen the final interface. But on the detailed view for
> "Pages to Print" is it possible to add a button for the "current"
I trouble imagining what "current page" could be, when I think
of 10.000 different applications that we design for.
> How does the page range work in detail for a single page. If I only
> want to print a single page; can I leave one the page range values
> (either the to or from value) or do you have enter the same value in
> to and from fields.
all 3 ways should work, where if a field is left empty and the
keyboard focus moves to another parameter, the empty field gets
auto-completed for feedback.
> Ops, forgot - how can I print just "selected". For example only the
> selected paragraph on a page.
now I am sure that you are talking about a word processor print option.
the print dialog is a piece of OS infrastructure that is designed to
work in 10.000 applications. About 4 of those 10.000 are word processors
that actually work wysiwyg and have a "selected paragraph on a page".
it is up to the interaction designers of these 4 word processor
applications to define what 'print selected paragraph on a page'
actually means, to design the proper UI for that (I can think of
at least 3 places in an application where that can fit, depending
on the app) and when needed, integrate that in the print dialog,
via the mechanisms we designed for that.
"There is no better way to derail a discussion about printing than
by using the example of printing a word/openOffice writer file."
founder + principal interaction architect
man + machine interface works
http://mmiworks.net/blog : on interaction architecture
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