[duxhelp] Re: Embosser setup confusion

  • From: "Peter Sullivan" <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2004 15:00:54 -0400

Ian,

The confusion of course may be alleviated.  I pose the following questions:

1. When a New configuration is created, should it be selected in the list
automatically?
2. When a configuration is deleted, should another configuration be
selected?  If so, which?
3. Should configuration changes be made permanent even if Cancel is used in
the "Global, Embosser Setup" or "Document, Embosser Setup" dialog?

On that third question, I urge caution before jumping in with a "Yes".  The
reason that I urge caution is that making the configuration changes
permanent, while rejecting other changes in the dialog, could leave us with
the choice of having DBT issue a "This won't fit" warning when Cancel is
used for the dialog or having DBT ignore the "This won't fit" message until
a document is embossed.  In either case, if a configuration change results
in a "This won't fit" situation, the user who Cancels out of the outermost
dialog may be confused by this.

- Peter

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Ian Robinson
Sent: Monday, June 07, 2004 2:45 PM
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Embosser setup confusion 

Hi Peter,

Thanks for your reply.

Yes, I was getting confused.  Mind you, I think others will too when DBT
goes public.  Good luck to George with the Help files. <smile>

Cheers.

Ian

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Sullivan" <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, June 07, 2004 3:29 PM
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Embosser setup confusion


> Ian,
>
> I agree that this might be confusing.
>
> But your analysis is also confused.  You aren't changing the settings "for
> the wrong setup".  The settings in the dialog you are operating at this
> point are constrained by, but are in no way affiliated with, the selected
> configuration.  That is, your job in this dialog is to choose a
> configuration and choose document settings that are compatible with it.
The
> document settings don't affect the configuration.
>
> - Peter
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On
> Behalf Of Ian Robinson
> Sent: Monday, June 07, 2004 9:35 AM
> To: List DBTBeta
> Subject: [duxhelp] Embosser setup confusion
>
> Hi all,
>
> using Beta 3, Build Date: 24 May 2004.
>
> I'm just wondering if anyone else has got confused by the Embosser setup
> dialogue.
>
> 1.  Choose Embosser Setup from either the Global or Document menus.
>
> 2.  Press the New button and enter a setup name.
>
> 3.  Choose an embosser, then press the OK button.
>
> 4.  Control returns to the Setup dialogue, with the focus on the New
button.
>
> at which point, the instinctive thing to do, is to tab through the rest of
> the dialogue setting the lines per page etc.  Unfortunately, the selected
> setup is not the one just created, but the one that was selected when the
> New button was pressed.
>
> Put simply, the instinctive thing to do is change the settings for the
wrong
> setup!
>
> Maybe it is more obvious to sighted users that the settings are about to
be
> changed for the wrong setup, but for speech users I reckon it is too easy
to
> make a mistake.
>
> Cheers.
>
> Ian
>
>
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