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Geoff Swan wrote:
Inger wrote:
+10000!


I sometimes wonder if there is any more than two or three people using this forum and whether the developers actually look at any of the posts...


Thats why people like Inger, Frank, Eric, Steve, Brian etc, are here to help, bcs CC gurus are a small tean, and we take that task off their shoulders, then if there is something needed more technical, you should use your support room page, or we can inform the team of the issue.

CC are not a big company with unlimited financial and technical resources to hand, so anyway we can help first, we do

and they do take note of suggestions, have discussions, and decide based on if the suggestions are feasible, do-able not too expensive, and importantly, WILL THE SUGGESTION BE OF ALL NOT JUST THE FEW
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Geoff Swan wrote:
A couple of suggestions after building a site with lost of external resource links (documents, drawings etc stored externally to the project).
1. The ability to generate a report/listing of all the links in all the pages to be able to check them all easily and correct any errors without having to open each page and click on each link to see it.
2. Extension of (1) to allow editing of the links. For example, changing the folder in which the docs are stored currently means going through all pages and manually editing all the links. A simple editor that allowed this to happen with a global search and replace and then update the project would be a quicker way to do this.

1. Link checking is something I also find important because my website has hundreds of internal links. More than one SD project is involved in the site, and so I do the following.
(a) I have the whole website exported to a local hard drive, and have it set up as a website project in The HTML Editor.
(b) In that program I use My Websites > Check Website Project Dependencies which produces a report giving exact details of link errors, or confirming that there are none.

2. I'm glad this suggestion was made because it led me to discover just now that Site Designer (at least in the current build 3541, and probably in earlier builds as well) seems to do this at least for images and probably for some other things as well. I have a Resources folder of music score images. In Project Resources I double-clicked on the folder name to change it to something else. All the picture elements in the pages involved automatically updated the picture reference links.

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Hi Frank
Yes we have been able to do that for a while not sure how long, also if you move a picture element from 1 folder to another links to that picture automatically change too. I think that it also applies to audio and video but can't be sure I seem to remember doing that once, but then nowadays I sometimes struggle to remember what I had for breakfast
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Hello. I recently switched from the trial to the paid. Here are my suggestions:

1) Make the font size to be selectable of the user interface, just the whole overall user interface where dinky text is. The font size the program is set it is dinky, and for some things I have to use readers (i.e., readers are reading glasses that act only as a glorified magnifying glass because they're not actual prescription eye glasses), then sometimes combined with a separate magnifying glass I'm holding up to my computer monitor. I've attached some pictures of examples of what I mean that I took with a camera instead of just doing a screenshot with a graphics program, because a camera is looking at the monitor just like the eyes are. I've also attached a text file with HTML/Javascript/CSS code as a very simplified example of what I mean since this is something I'm doing for the site I'm developing, which is to let users take notes of what they're reading. This file can be renamed to be HTML and then opened as-is in your browser, and it shows a textbox for users to type in their notes and then save their notes to a text file, but it also allows the user to select their own font size out of a few I've thought to be enough variety (I hope anyway). I think it would be greatly helpful if this same functionality were applied to the font size of the user interface of Site Designer (as well as all other programs that have this same dinky default font size).

2) When a person already has the trial version installed and they're then installing the Full/Paid version, the installer program should recognize the folder where the Trial is already installed and let that be the initial default instead of the standard usual folder of "Program Files". I use custom folder names such as "Multimedia" & "Internet" & "Word Processing", and for Site Designer and anything for web development, I have a folder named "Prog'g" (which is just a short spelling for "Programming").

3) Increase the length of time for the trial, even if just a week. I have busy involved days and wasn't able to finish my testing and experimenting of the trial in time for the expiration. However, I was fortunately able to get figured out something that had me confused which then opened up being able to understand how that part of Site Designer works.

Thank you and have an awesome week, I hope these suggestions will be worthwhile to consider.

Kirby D
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