> From: l...@holoweb.net
> To: cr33...@gmail.com
> Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2013 22:09:30 -0500
> CC: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] import vs open
> Or I wasn't clear, I think. It's not really clean vs. dirty, but
> whether the canvas is new and unused and empty. E.g. try this in a word
> processor: open the program and you get a blank canvas into which you
> can type right away; open a file and it replaces that blank canvas.
> This is actually a separate issue from open/import really.
. . . which is also behavior that varies between individual products.
Comparing the few word processors I have on hand, I get:
MS WordPad: Only allows one window per application instance. If you want
multiple windows you have to start it multiple times. (Not a problem -
lightweight, shares the system clipboard)
MS Works 4.5: MDI application that displays one child window per file opened,
and never replaces one window with another. (Comparable to GIMP)
MS Word 2003: Opens a blank window by default. If no changes are made to the
blank document then opening a file will replace it, otherwise it opens in a
MS Works 8: Aside from having a separate task launcher for accessing its WP,
spreadsheet, etc, it has the same behavior as Word 2003.
Numbers may not lie, but neither do they tell the whole truth.
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