Thursday, March 29, 2007

New in v1.6: Printing Enhancements

It is now possible to do print, print preview and export of (i) the entire document, (ii) the selected subtree or (iii) the selected node. Have a look:

Print and preview options in the context menu:

Select what to print in the print dialog:

Preview all options:

Export dialog also has the same options:

9 comments:

patricio said...

Hi Mahadevan R!

I think that the menu To print must indicate the following thing: Print (What?) :
a) Node Item
b) SubTree (include all nodes)
c) All the Tree (instead of Document)

I believe that this way it is clearer and effective for the user.

Thanks,
patricio

patricio said...

When will be available the new version?

Mahadevan R said...

Hi Patricio,

The terms 'node' and 'tree' are not used elsewhere in the product currently ('page' and 'document'/'guide' are used instead). Having said that however, it does appear that 'nodes' and 'trees' and 'subtrees' are understood by most users. I'll have a look at other outliner products, and check what terms they use in their UI and documentation.

The plan is to release a v1.6 release candidate in May. The final version should also be out in May, unless there are serious bugs.

Regards,
-Mahadevan.

patricio said...

Hi mahadevan!

About the terminology used in “The Guide”, everything is well. There is no problem!

and What to add new things?

and What about my suggestions… ( you remember my emails)

You could give a small advance us about the new thing that will have version 1.6?

Regards,
patricio

Mahadevan R said...

Hi Patricio,

Here is a short summary of the things done so far in v1.6:

* New color dialogs (similar to MS Office), that remember custom colors across sessions
* Child, line and character counts
* Printing enhancements
* Disallow simultaneous edit of same .gde file
* Improved drag-and-drop
* Ctrl-C/X/V keys work now during renaming of node labels
* Expand All/collapse all menu entries
* Insert date/time

Regards,
-Mahadevan.

patricio said...

Hi mahadevan R. !

Thanks for the advance. Very Good!

Some possibility of adding pop-up Calendar? (with the option to change the day of start week)

It would be possible to implement in the TextEditor, the option to insert “checkbox” to create and to handle To-Do List

Regards
patricio

patricio said...

Hi again!

Sort Tree and SubTrees

I have problems with nodes/pages because I cannot order them as desire. Please, Could implement an automatic Alphanumeric SORT, for the “main Tree” and the “Subtrees”?

I will thank for its answer

Thanks,
patricio

Dejan said...

This looks like it will be a great addition, keep it up :)

Mahadevan R said...

Hi,

@Patricio: I'd like to finish auto save and auto backup, and then take up sort. Hopefully these three should get finished by this month end (assuming no major technical issues turn up and no crises at my day job!). That should be feature complete for v1.6., and I guess we should make a release candidate with that.

@Dejan: Thanks. There are more (see previous comment for a list), hopefully I blog about them before the version is released!