[duxhelp] Re: Behavior of undo with Replace

  • From: "Westmoreland, J. R." <jr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 13:18:41 -0700

I think I feel like Joanie.
I would expect just the last one to be undone.
So that maybe they are handled as a stack of items to be undone in
reverse order one per change rather than one that covers the entire
replace.
 


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-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Peter Sullivan
Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2006 1:13 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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