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Paragraph Rules Dialogue Re-design

Re-design the Paragraph Rules section of the Paragraph Styles dialogue. See attached. The mockup is not refined, but it looks like it will work.

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  • Allen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hydra's enhancement is a very good idea. A discreet little COPY button in each section would do it.

  • Allen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Absolutely! It is much better UX to see all the settings instead of using a drop-down to select. Since they all fit, this would be more convenient in many ways.

    As a general rule, if there are only a few choices, radio buttons or tabs are better than drop-downs. Better yet, show all the choices at once if there's room

    One big problem with drop-downs is that you have to click just to see what the choices are. These controls should only be used when there are too many choices to show them all at once.

  • Hydra commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, and/or with the ability to copy settings from one to the other (above to below or vice-versa)

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