[Maplab-dev] [Bug 246] New: [SECTStudio-Fontalizer] Font picker vs. Font Family user issue.
Wed, 25 Feb 2004 16:41:56 -0500

           Summary: [SECTStudio-Fontalizer] Font picker vs. Font Family user
           Product: MapLab
           Version: 3.0
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows 2000
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: SECT (Studio)

The user interface is all confusing for the font setting, to the point where I
miss interpreted how I was suppose to use the fontalizer. I will try and explain
how this happened.

1) I did not realize that the font picker worked separately from the font family

2) I thought I was suppose to first pick the family of fonts (ie. Bitmap or
TrueType) using the combo box, then pick the Font I was going to us, using the
Font Picker.    

3) I thought once I have selected the font from the family I was going to use.
The preview over the Font picker would show what I have just selected.

4) Then I thought that I could apply my offset and rotation to the font I have
select, and the preview these changes in the preview on the left. Showing me how
the font will look oriented on the map. The cool think I thought (which I was
wrong, sort of) is that the Label picker preview would always show me what the
font would look like without rotation or offset and with out having to select
the apply button.


1) To solve this confusion is all in how these features are
oriented/communicated in the interface. For example the Font options for Bitmap
vs. TrueType could be hidden/greyed out when one is selected over the other 
between each other.
Family [combobox]
Bitmap Options:
Size: [combobox]
TrueType Options:
[Labelpicker] button/preview
Size: [Textbox]

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