On Fri, 2009-12-18 at 13:15 -0500, Jay Smith wrote:
> Thank you very much for the procedure suggestion.  Really Cool!!  I will
> experiment with that.  How would I have known that?  Maybe I should
> RTFM?  But.....

Maybe the manual mentions this.  Maybe not.  That's the way of
documentation (even with commercial apps).  There are always tricks to
doing things with software.  You learn by doing.  Experimentation is
king.  'Course, asking on mailing lists and forums doesn't hurt.

> However, regarding your first paragraph, I understand what you are
> saying and do not argue with it.  My point is that you are saying is NOT
> what the program says because in order to "flatten" it using the menu
> system (other than dragging the window larger and double clicking) I
> have to go to LAYER, ANCHOR LAYER.

Actually, you can also use the Layers menu in the Layers dialog - right
click on the floating selection (or any layer) to see it.

> See the terminology confusion?

Sure.  But I ignore it.  They say "tomaeto", I say "tomahto".  Doesn't
change what you have to do to make it work.  Don't get too hung up on
terminology.  Spoils the fun.  ;-)

I suppose they could say "Anchor To Layer" instead.  Feel free to
suggest it to the developers or the documentation project.  Or maybe the
floating selection should be referred to as a floating layer instead.  I
often refer to the "image window" as the "canvas window" in my articles
and books.  I believe the term "image" is highly overused and a
potential source of confusion too.  

All you have to do is convince everyone to say the same thing every time
the reference something.  Good luck.  :-)
Michael J. Hammel                                    Principal Software Engineer
mjham...@graphics-muse.org                           http://graphics-muse.org
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