Feature Request: Adding the 'Legend' for the variables in Path Job-Edit Dialog -> Output Panel

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Kunda1
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Feature Request: Adding the 'Legend' for the variables in Path Job-Edit Dialog -> Output Panel

Postby Kunda1 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:51 pm

Adding the variables (Path_Job#Output) for the output file, in a Legend box within the Task Panel

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The idea is that there would be an area in the dialog that had a Legend with the wildcard variables the user can use:

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Legend
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%D directory of the active document
%d name of the active document (without extension)
%M user macro directory
%j name of the job
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Re: Feature Request: Adding the 'Legend' for the variables in Path Job-Edit Dialog -> Output Panel

Postby mlampert » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:20 am

This is a considerable diversion from the current UX status quo and I was wondering where it comes from. The legend is displayed in the tooltip of the entry field, as it is for all other fields. Why we would want to add the legend for the "Output File" and not - for instance - for "Arguments", or the "Fixture" ... ?
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Re: Feature Request: Adding the 'Legend' for the variables in Path Job-Edit Dialog -> Output Panel

Postby chrisb » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:45 am

Kunda1 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:51 pm
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I have to scroll to see both images at the same time. That makes it difficult to see if there is any difference. Could you give me a pointer, please?
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Re: Feature Request: Adding the 'Legend' for the variables in Path Job-Edit Dialog -> Output Panel

Postby Kunda1 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:22 pm

chrisb wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:45 am
Kunda1 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:51 pm
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I have to scroll to see both images at the same time. That makes it difficult to see if there is any difference. Could you give me a pointer, please?
It was the same image.. but I forgot I attached it to the thread (it was too large so I deleted it)
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Re: Feature Request: Adding the 'Legend' for the variables in Path Job-Edit Dialog -> Output Panel

Postby Kunda1 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:05 pm

Kunda1 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:51 pm
Adding the variables (Path_Job#Output) for the output file, in a Legend box within the Task Panel

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Legend
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%D directory of the active document
%d name of the active document (without extension)
%M user macro directory
%j name of the job
chrisb wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:45 am
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Re: Feature Request: Adding the 'Legend' for the variables in Path Job-Edit Dialog -> Output Panel

Postby chrisb » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:02 pm

Of course it is helpful to have always information needed at hand. But as far as I can see these informations are used not very often. For many models they are used at most once, and even if models have a job these entries are often created via a template.