[duxhelp] Re: Behavior of undo with Replace

  • From: "George Bell" <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 21:05:47 -0000

I hate "me too" replies in most internet lists, but me too!

George. 

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Anita
Munshi
Sent: 23 March 2006 20:18
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Behavior of undo with Replace

I agree with that too

Anita

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2006 3:18 PM
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Behavior of undo with Replace

I'd side with Joanie on this one.  If I'd chosen replace
all, then the undo would undo all.  But if I were stepping
through the list, I'd expect undo to only undo my last
action.

Sean

> -----Original Message-----
> From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Peter
Sullivan
> Sent: March 23, 2006 2:13 PM
> To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Behavior of undo with Replace
> 
> 
> Joanie,
> 
> Our current Undo was implemented without detailed
discussions of this 
> sort.
> We worked mostly on getting it to work without
destabilizing the 
> program.
> Our hope was that our beta testers would notice little
things like 
> this and discuss them to build a consensus.
> 
> So I'll sit back and let that happen; thanks for asking!
> 
> - Peter
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Joanmarie Diggs
> Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2006 3:06 PM
> To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [duxhelp] Behavior of undo with Replace
> 
> Hi all.  I do not know if this is by design or not, so I'm
tossing it 
> out
> there:
>  
> 1.  Do a find and replace for an item that appears
multiple times in 
> your document.
> 2.  Do NOT choose All; instead, choose Yes each time so
that each 
> replacement is an individual action 3.  After you complete
the above 
> and return to your document, press Control Z to undo.
>  
> Expected behavior (in my mind): The last replacement --
and ONLY the 
> last replacement -- gets undone.
> Actual behavior: Everything that was replaced gets undone
>  
> The reason I expected only the last replacement to get
undone is 
> because that is how Word works.  I realize that this does
not mean 
> that Duxbury should work this way as well, though there is
something 
> to be said for familiarity/consistency.  Regardless, I can
see another 
> problem with the current implementation:  All too often
when I do a 
> find and replace, I'm a little trigger happy with the Yes
button. 
> <grin> I press Yes and then immediately realize I should
have pressed 
> No.  At that point what I would do is escape out of the
dialog, fix -- 
> or with 10.6, undo -- that last replacement, and then
resume the 
> find/replace.  That won't work with the current
implementation.
>  
> Take care.
> Joanie
> 
> 
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