Huh, pasting over a selected bitmap used to stay in place. Another bad change to the UI. The align commands might be faster and more precise than dragging.
As a user I don't find it much work to find a button by its tooltip. Usually the icon image gives some clue. Normally I document the most efficient way to execute a command, which is rarely via the toolbar button. On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 12:54 AM, Alastair Dent <alastair.dent at imgtec.com> wrote: > I'm using something like your suggested workflow. > > The downside of it is that pasting into the pre-formatted frame doesn't work > well. Even if the scratch icon bitmap is selected, pasting doesn't replace > it. Selecting the frame and pasting results in the bitmap appearing in the > centre of the page. It has to be manually dragged from there to the frame. > > Just documenting the tooltip text is a huge failure in usability for the end > user. > > -----Original Message----- > From: robert.lauriston at gmail.com [mailto:robert.lauriston at gmail.com] On > Behalf Of Robert Lauriston > Sent: 15 September 2013 18:30 > To: Alastair Dent > Cc: David Creamer; framers at lists.frameusers.com > Subject: Re: Inserting inline graphics > > Extracting the icons from the plug-in source should not be difficult, they're > usually all in one directory. > > Assuming the icons are all the same size, in a separate .fm file create one > frame with one scratch icon bitmap with all the settings as you want them. > Copy and paste that into your main document, copy your new icon bitmap, > select the scratch icon bitmap, and paste. > > I think that's the fastest workflow you'll get unless maybe you wrote a > FrameScript macro. > > To me it seems like a huge waste of time. I'd just document the tooltip text. > > On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 1:40 AM, Alastair Dent <alastair.dent at imgtec.com> > wrote: >> I'm documenting a complex plugin for Eclipse. I will only know which buttons >> I need in the text as I'm writing. To pull out the button icons from the >> entire product and convert them would be a huge job. >