We have some basic usability problems in TMCE
The --Styles-- Menu can add 3 styles.
- NOAUTOLINK - results in what you expect
- VERBATIM - results in verbatim
- PROTECTED - a mysterious "style" that is not really a style but a mode of entering TML. But there are no PROTECTED tags saved. This is very odd from a usability point of view
It is not obvious how to remove a style. By experiment I have found that choosing the --Styles-- I get out of - or remove a style.
We would add an extra value called something like "None" or "Plain" or "Normal" just below --Styles-- which just does the same as --Styles--. That would be simple but would really help usability.
- 23 Sep 2007
as well which describes similar issues regarding the drop doen menus
- 26 Sep 2007
Please review the current state of doc and code, and feedback if this is still a problem or not.
I hate this sort of non-SMART report, it's so hard to know if it's closed or not.
I think the report was pretty SMART
I have reviewed the changes. The "Protect on save" is an OK solution. Ie. I do not have a better proposal.
But I do not think documenting bad user interface is a good solution. I would prefer that a "No Style" or "None" is added just below "--Styles--" which does the exaxt same as "--Styles--" .. removing any style. It is better that the user interface tells you what to do instead of trying to explain it in a help document. And it must be dead easy to add the "None".
What does Carlo and Arthur think - being our usability experts?
Priority lowered to normal because
- "Protected" is OK now
- The removal of styles work and the usability of this is not urgent and more difficult to implement than I expected
decided at release meeting 08 Oct 2007
Things have moved along since.