Re: Testing & A Suggestion :)
- From: John Summerfield <summer OS2 ami com au>
- To: gnome-gui-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Testing & A Suggestion :)
- Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2000 04:53:23 +0800
john erling blad aftenposten no said:
> This is a real problem in many file managers. No one really cares how
> they create new documents, they just add one more "Create foo-file"
> element in some menu. I belive this should have a better solution.
OS/2 has a templates folder. Templates are like other objects except they have
the "template" attribute.
Users can open them customise them, so I could open an "IBM Works" document
and set the page size to a4 and margins to my preferences and so on.
Subsequently I could create an "IBM Works" document by grabbing the template
and dragging it to the desktop or to another folder; the dragging process
doesn't move it, it "tears off a copy."
Most applications written for OS/2 (and some ported to OS/2) put templates in
the folder for all their document types and for some other objects as well -
for example, telnetpm because it's convenient to have separate telnet objects
for each site one visits regularly, each with its own attribute information
such as host, terminal emulation, terminal size.
Of course, nothing prevents applications creating documents in other ways too,
such as the "new" entries on toolbars and file menus.
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