At 23:08 +0000 29/3/14, Zimmerman, Gary wrote:
>Sorry to rant. I LIKE FM. I'm just so sorry they messed with the GUI and
>messed up so badly with 9 and onwards. They may fix it to be decent again
>incrementally, but like Windows 8, they should have scrapped the whole thing
>when they realized what a horrible blunder they made instead of turning a deaf
>ear and insisting everything was great for so long, when real users knew it
>wasn't so. Credibility gone. Maybe 11 is better, maybe 12 even better.
>Don't know if I'll ever get to try them.
As someone who is about to make the transition from 7 on Mac to 10, or possibly
12, I find this very depressing. I have never had any gripes - or maybe only a
few trivial ones - with the GUI in 7. Its shortcut keyset is programmed into my
fingers, to the extent that I get annoyed when other apps don't respond to them
- or, worse, do something completely different ;-) I am not looking forward to
FrameMaker for Windows.
As for Rebecca's original gripe, in 7 I'd go the right-click and Copy Special
route by default, but I guess it must be really irritating if the relevant bit
of the GUI doesn't appear.
In another part of the Universe, I've seen a Word Ninja program totally around
the interface using a combination of VB macros and GUI customization: maybe
programming around the FrameMaker 10/12 interface is a useful approach? Can
this sort of thing be done with scripting? A question for Rick, I guess...
Onwards and upwards... or possibly not.
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