On 1/31/07, jiho <jo.irisson@...> wrote:
> Inkscape could benefit from a similar approach, but it surely needs a
> lot of thinking first. My humble opinion is that beginner vs.
> advanced profiles won't work because one can be quite advanced in
> some areas (eg node editing) and beginning in others (eg. color
> management). Furthermore, a beginner and an advanced users
> essentially have the same goals, it's just that the beginner does not
> know how to achieve them and restraining them in a limited or a less
> accessible functionality mode won't help them. In addition, as
> someone already mentioned: how can one know when he is ready to
> switch to advanced mode?
Exactly my thoughts.
> On the contrary, CAD/technical, diagramming, GIS, artistic, child
> modes could be very efficient in exposing only the "right" features
> to the user or exposing the same features differently. Indeed,
> depending on which kind of work you do, your _goal_ is different and
> the application can help you achieve it.
Agreed. And as a first step towards this, let's make it easier for the
user to make such "profiles" for himself. We really need a "Save as
template" command which should be very easy to program based on the
"Save a copy". All it has to do is just go to the templates directory
in the save dialog, to save the user from wading there on his own
(which is confusing and different on different platforms). Any takers?
Inkscape. Draw Freely.
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