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From: Murray Lynn <>
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Sources
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 15:08:11 +1300
In-Reply-To: <20040311020402.28A9E380BC@apate.telenet-ops.be>


Maybe holding down Shift or Control while opening the source box could
open the Wizard?

Murray

-----Original Message-----
From: Michel Vuijlsteke [mailto:]
Sent: Thursday, 11 March 2004 3:04 p.m.
To:
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Sources


Cheri,

No, of course not!
AsI said: "have the option to 'never show wizard again' or 'do this
manually next time' for power users."

Michel

-----Original Message-----
From: Cheri Casper [mailto:]
Sent: donderdag 11 maart 2004 2:59
To:
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Sources

Michel - I wouldn't particularly be interested in seeing this every time
I wanted to add a source. This might be fine *if* there were a way to
turn it off (such as a beginner mode versus an advanced mode). Nor
would I want to have to cursor down a lengthly list of source names to
find an existing one. The current Pick Dialog suits my purposes
completely adequately and I often use an existing source and copy it to
create a new source, particularly for censuses (my focus of late). But
if you couldn't turn it off, it would really tick me to have to deal
with this popup every time I wanted to add a source.

CheriC




-----Original Message-----
From: Michel Vuijlsteke [mailto:]
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 4:28 PM
To:
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Sources


I've made a quick mock-up of a first screen for a wizard:
http://www.zog.org/genea/images/sourcewizard.gif

Do you guys think somehting like this would make Genbox easier to use
for the average user?

-----Original Message-----
From: Michel Vuijlsteke [mailto:]
Sent: donderdag 11 maart 2004 0:09
To:
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Sources

Hi Murray,

The window that pops up does have the title "Select source or type new
name", so I'm not sure how it could be handled better, but I'm sure Bill
is open for suggestions :)

Wait, that's not true. I do know how it could be made easier: have a
wizard-like interface for common (or not-so-common) tasks the first few
times you do them (a bit like the various wizards in Windows XP or
Office). And of course have the option to "never show wizard again" or
"do this manually next time" for power users. And vice versa, a "help me
I'm stuck" button to take the user back to the wizard if they don't know
what to do.

Michel

-----Original Message-----
From: Murray Lynn [mailto:]
Sent: woensdag 10 maart 2004 23:59
To:
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Sources

Thanks guys! That is slightly obscure though - perhaps why Genbox is
(wrongly) regarded as being only for 'advanced' users :>).

Murray


-----Original Message-----
From: Michel Vuijlsteke [mailto:]
Sent: Thursday, 11 March 2004 11:20 a.m.
To:
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Sources


Hi Murray,

Just start typing the source name. The moment you've got even one
character in the input box, the "add new" button becomes available.

Michel

-----Original Message-----
From: Murray Lynn [mailto:]
Sent: woensdag 10 maart 2004 23:09
To:
Subject: [GENBOX] Sources

When adding a source (by clicking one of the source buttons), the Select
Source window has the "Add New" button greyed out. This is a nuisance as
it is necessary to go back to the source view to add one. Is this
deliberate or a bug?

Murray



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