[sib-access] Re: zooming in and out.

Hi George,

You would still be able to get the 400% zoom level, it would just require a
different way of choosing it; a couple of keystrokes in stead of just one.

Dan Rugman
 
visit the new on-line resource for visually impaired musicians and home of
Sibelius Access.
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-----Original Message-----
From: sib-access-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:sib-access-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of George Bell
Sent: 01 February 2010 10:18
To: sib-access@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [sib-access] Re: zooming in and out.

Hi Dan,

I'm answering this partly with my sales and marketing hat on.

I would vote to keep the 400% zoom, if only for the simple reason that it
shows people how little you can actually see at that level.

Even then, there are occasions when a symbol or sign is normally so small,
it is beneficial to let the student get a better look at the shape.

Additionally, using the zoom, you can take screen shots, and print them on
to swell paper, resulting in a magnificent tactile image.

George.

-----Original Message-----
From: sib-access-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:sib-access-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dan Rugman
Sent: 31 January 2010 22:28
To: sib-access@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [sib-access] zooming in and out.

Hi all,
 
I've added a function which lets you type in the zoom level directly,
without needing to use Ctrl+Dash and Ctrl+=. The steps for changing the zoom
level to 62.5% would be:
 
1. Press Keystroke to go to the zoom level edit box.
 
2. Type in 60.
 
3. Press Enter to return to the score.
 
Note that you don't need to type in the zoom level exactly. EG: typing in 60
will set it to 62.5. And you certainly don't need to type "%" after the
number.
 
The important question is, do we keep the keystrokes for zooming to 62.5%
and 400%. My personal feeling is that it would be best to do away with them.
 
The reason for the 400% zoom level is that Sibelius runs more quickly at
higher zoom levels. However, 400% is not always necessary, especially in
scores with a small number of instruments. Also, some users are finding that
they don't need the much higher zoom level, because there machine is
powerful enough to cope at a lower one.
 
I added the 62.5% zoom level to make reading text when editing text items
more reliable. However, it's clear that this is not enough on it's own to
ensure good behaviour from JAWS. In other words, even at 62.5% you may find
that JAWS can't read the text. The reasons for this are far too complicated
to script around easily.
 
Would there be any serious objections to me dumping the Ctrl+Alt+Dash and
Ctrl+Alt+Equals keystrokes. I understand that they are convenient, but
the
new method is not arduous and offers more flexibility. Also, those
keystrokes only offer two zoom levels. If you want others, you still have to
use Ctrl+Dash and Ctrl+Equals to zoom in or out in steps.
 
Your thoughts?
 
Dan Rugman
 
visit the new on-line resource for visually impaired musicians and home of
Sibelius Access.
www.musicaccess.co.uk <http://www.musicaccess.co.uk/> 
 

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