On Thursday 10 August 2006 00:50, William Skaggs wrote:
> Rectangle Controls: An expander containing a set of spinbuttons and
> checkboxes used for specifying the shape of the rectangle
> numerically. There are checkboxes for "fixed width", "fixed
> height", and "fixed aspect". If any of these are activated, then
> the number entered in the corresonding spinbutton will be used to
> set the relevant dimension of the rectangle, and will not be
> affected by any mouse actions.
Please don't describe aspect ratio as a single float as this makes it
impossible to quickly and intuitively enter aspect ratios such as 2:3, 3:2,
16:9, 9:16 without having a pocket calculator nearby. When using big
selections then the current float entry with four digits precision is
imprecise when describing certain aspect ratios (neither 0.6666 or 0.6667 is
correctly describing 2:3 aspect ratio).
Either go back to the old tool there, which simply allowed any multiple of the
height/width values set when aspect was fixed or provide two spinbuttons for
the aspect to be entered properly without having the user calculate
the "aspect" each an every time.
Karl Günter Wünsch
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