Another minor point is to include a predesigned © line that can be modified on all pages (like the Edit keyword and description) as it becomes a nightmare to update the copyright notice with 300+ pages.
First of all, wonderful innovation to split the color sliders into left color and right color! Love that!! BUT, doing that also adds a level of annoyance: what if I want the same color on both sides? I have to adjust each one separately and remember where I slid the slider to (in the Color Selector window).
How about adding a "lock" that would lock the two colors together (so it behaves like a standard color slider). There could be a little Lock icon next to the Closer icon.
Please add a way to snap to (or easily select) standard angles such as horizontal and vertical. It's a bit tedious to have to spin that little orientation widget whenever I want to merely change horizontal to vertical (and vice versa).
You could add a couple more radiobuttons (Horiz, Vert) and a reverse checkbox, or how about making so when the Shift key is held down, it jumps to the 45 degree increments (0 based).
I mentioned this before, but I'm seeing more permutations of the problem:
- * The Object Properties window was open, yet the Fill toolbar button was shown as pressed. I clicked on the Fill toolbar button and the Object Properties window was replaced by the Fill Properties window (i.e. that synced the toolbar with the appropriate window)
- * Then I closed the Fill properties window and the Fill toolbar button was still shown as pressed!
Even more colossal would be a split window showing before and after!
This is extra annoying because it's difficult, sometimes, to click-drag select all of the characters. There is a tussle between the sizing context and the selection context when using the mouse-pointer at the edge of the text object. This tussle makes it difficult (and in my case, impossible, to click-drag-select the edge character when clicking and dragging from the right to the left. I can do it from the left-to-right, but now that's yet another quirk I have to remember when using this software!
Please add these standard double-click and triple-click actions.
And even more SUPER cool would be if the fonts could be grouped into platform specific, like Helvetica for Mac and Arial for MS Windows, etc. But then, for this to have any credence, you would also have to adopt one of my other suggestions: make it possible to designate more than one font (using the visual interface alone). It also, might be necessary to include these fonts with the VSD package (i.e. have installer also install fonts that are used on these different platforms, if they aren't already present on the Users system.
In a User Interface, it's important to keep your paradigms consistent! BUT, if you adopt my earlier suggestion of having the Properties window morph to accommodate the type of object selected, then there would be no need to hunt for the proper Properties window--and the paradigms would automatically be handled.
In my case, clicking on the Insert HTML object would have morphed the Properties window into an Insert HTML object Properties window -- easy-cheesy and very nice for the User! [Well, maybe not easy for your developers, but that's the whole point of a Visual tool, to hide the complexity from the User!]
It would really help if there was a way to peek into the "black box" a little. Like, maybe a right-click reveal of the full path of "Root" -- could be the URL, etc.
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