What about the size and fit options being in a triangle menu, like it is for swatches?

On Oct 13, 2012 1:19 AM, "Tavmjong Bah" <tavmjong@...8...> wrote:
On Sat, 2012-10-13 at 11:14 +0400, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 12:12 AM, Tavmjong Bah wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I've checked into trunk a Symbols dialog. A description of the dialog
> > can be found on a Wiki page at:
> >
> > http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/SymbolsDialog
> >
> > There are still some issues that need to be resolved. They are listed in
> > Wiki page.
> What about supporting VSS files in the future? (Visio shape libraries)
> Since end of July there is support for VSS files in libvisio. It's not
> yet publicly released, but I have a suspicion that getting Fridrich to
> release a tarball isn't all that difficult :)

Sounds interesting...

> Also, I'm not sure if the preview scale option is required at all, and
> not sure if the preview size should be accessible at all times. What
> I've seen for GIMP's resource dialogs (brushes, gradients etc.) is
> that people pick one preview size and use it all the time, and often
> don;t even touch this preference at all. But should that want to do
> it, there is a dialog's menu for that.

The first two sets of symbols I looked at had symbol widths of 6000 px
and 3 px so without a preview size option they wouldn't have been
viewable. That is why the default preview scale is "Fit". But I prefer
to see symbols all scaled the same. If we assume that people only use
symbols that come with Inkscape then perhaps we could drop the preview
scale but I don't think that is a good assumption.


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