Re: Stock Page Setup [was Re: [Usability] Stock Items: forming a plan of sorts]
- From: Boris Goldowsky <boris alum mit edu>
- To: usability gnome org
- Subject: Re: Stock Page Setup [was Re: [Usability] Stock Items: forming a plan of sorts]
- Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 08:05:51 -0500
On Tue, 2005-02-15 at 12:24 +0000, Alan Horkan wrote:
> I think abiword has an icon for page setup, with a picture of a page
> and printer on it (but I dont have abiword on this machine so I'm not
Yes, it appears to be identical to the Print icon.
>From the usability perspective, I've never really understood why 'Page
Setup' exists. Why aren't all the printing-related settings in the
Print dialog (for Abiword, at least some are duplicated there)? Or if a
word processor needs more control of formatting than the print dialog
has, wouldn't those go into a Format - Page or the like.
After writing that, I note that Abiword's 'File - Page Setup' is in fact
the same dialog that you get from 'Format - Document'. OpenOffice has
no Page Setup. Gedit has one, and it looks to me like things I would
expect to be in Preferences.
Just my two cents.
Boris Goldowsky <boris alum mit edu>
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