Re: [Usability] Re: [Desktop_architects] Printing dialog and GNOME (Summit mockups)


On Thu, 2005-12-15 at 16:01 +0000, Iain * wrote:
> For fear of joining something that I will regret at a later date
> On 12/14/05, Michael Sweet <mike easysw com> wrote:
> > > 2) The same with print to file.
> >
> > Actually, I like what KDE does - "Print to File" is just another printer
> > in the list.
> This feels, to me, a very developer centric way of looking at it.
> Is it Joel who talks about abstracting away to nothing? I think so,
> but I can't find it on his site. Basically developers think things
> like "Well, printing to a file is done the same way as printing to a
> printer, so we can have a file option in the printer list", but thats
> not how users think.
> I don't know where I'd put a Print to File option, but I'd like it as
> a seperate entity instead. I'm wondering out loud now, if it could be
> linked to the other file operations (such as open, save, etc.) ,
> because its really an operation that results in a file, rather than an
> operation that operates on the printer. But suggesting that would be
> something that I'll be shot down in flames for.

The idea most people would think of it as is probably "export". In
windows you can print to a pdf for example but most people are more
familiar exporting to some other format. 


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