[duxhelp] Re: Behavior of undo with Replace

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  • Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 15:17:31 -0500

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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