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Implementing a Scribus-like New From Template (''further as NFT'') dialog with additional search capability would help keeping templates organized and easili accessible.
 
Implementing a Scribus-like New From Template (''further as NFT'') dialog with additional search capability would help keeping templates organized and easili accessible.
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==Templates==
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=== Definition ===
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Definition of template : [[ClipTemplates]].
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Abstract : templates are svg files included in « ''/usr/.../inkscape/templates/'' ». Others templates can be easily addes in « ''~/.inkscape/templates'' ».
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=== Category ===
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Templates must be categorized. That's why we must add a new attribute named « category » into every templates svg files. This attribute will allow the NFT dialog to only display categories with at least one template.
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Example :
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* if you make a new CD cover template, you have to put :
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<sodipodi:namedview
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    inkscape:category="Covers/CD"
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/>
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'''Use / for subcategories. You can put more than one /. Example : Covers/CD/Front ; Covers/CD/Back ; ...'''
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* if you make a new desktop template :
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<sodipodi:namedview
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    inkscape:category="Desktop"
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/>
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* if you make a new paper sizes template :
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<sodipodi:namedview
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    inkscape:category="Paper sizes"
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/>
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'''Should we use underscore between words ? like "Paper_sizes"'''
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=== Current categories ===
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From [[ClipTemplates]].
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* Covers
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** CD
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**# CD_cover_300dpi.svg
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** DVD
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**# DVD_cover_regular_300dpi.svg
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**# DVD_cover_slim_300dpi.svg
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**# DVD_cover_superslim_300dpi.svg
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**# DVD_cover_ultraslim_300dpi.svg
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** TAPE
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**# no file
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** VHS
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**# no file
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* Desktop
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*# desktop_1024x768.svg
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*# desktop_1600x1200.svg
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*# desktop_640x480.svg
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*# desktop_800x600.svg
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* Labels
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*# no file
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* Background '''(Is this the same category as Desktop ?)'''
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*# no file
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* Banners
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*# no file
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* Icons
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*# icon_16x16.svg
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*# icon_32x32.svg
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*# icon_48x48.svg
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*# icon_64x64.svg
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* Paper sizes
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*# A4_landscape.svg
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*# A4.svg
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*# business_card_85x54mm.svg
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*# business_card_90x50mm.svg
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*# Letter_landscape.svg
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*# Letter.svg
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* Videos
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*# video_HDTV_1920x1080.svg
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*# video_NTSC_720x486.svg
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*# video_PAL_720x576.svg
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* Web
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** Buttons
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**# no file
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** Banners
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**# web_banner_468x60.svg
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**# web_banner_728x90.svg
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* Template themes
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*# no file
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* Other (and uncategorized)
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*# no file
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* Default '''(Files in this category will not appear in NFT dialog. Only the good language will appear)'''
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*# default.be.svg
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*# default.ca.svg
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*# default.cs.svg
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*# default.de.svg
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*# default.eo.svg
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*# default.es.svg
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*# default.eu.svg
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*# default.fi.svg
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*# default.fr.svg
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*# default.hu.svg
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*# default.it.svg
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*# default.ja.svg
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*# default.lt.svg
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*# default_mm.svg '''(don't respect spec ! must be renamed default.mm.svg)'''
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*# default.nl.svg
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*# default.pl.svg
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*# default.pt_BR.svg '''(what's pt_BR ?)'''
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*# default_pt.svg '''(don't respect spec ! must be renamed default.pt.svg)'''
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*# default.sk.svg
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*# default.svg '''(in English)'''
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=== Without category ===
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If you find a category, for those files, please complete '''Current categories'''.
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* black_opaque.svg
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* white_opaque.svg
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* fontforge_glyph.svg
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* LaTeX_Beamer.svg
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* no_borders.svg
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* no_layers.svg
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==Functionality==
 
==Functionality==
 
===Types of templates===
 
===Types of templates===

Revision as of 19:01, 16 March 2010

'New from template' dialog's specification

Synopsis

Long-time users tend to keep a great deal of templates around. Inkscape allows to pick templates from a simple submenu which isn't flexible enough.

Implementing a Scribus-like New From Template (further as NFT) dialog with additional search capability would help keeping templates organized and easili accessible.

Templates

Definition

Definition of template : ClipTemplates.

Abstract : templates are svg files included in « /usr/.../inkscape/templates/ ». Others templates can be easily addes in « ~/.inkscape/templates ».

Category

Templates must be categorized. That's why we must add a new attribute named « category » into every templates svg files. This attribute will allow the NFT dialog to only display categories with at least one template.

Example :

  • if you make a new CD cover template, you have to put :
<sodipodi:namedview
   inkscape:category="Covers/CD"
/>

Use / for subcategories. You can put more than one /. Example : Covers/CD/Front ; Covers/CD/Back ; ...

  • if you make a new desktop template :
<sodipodi:namedview
   inkscape:category="Desktop"
/>
  • if you make a new paper sizes template :
<sodipodi:namedview
   inkscape:category="Paper sizes"
/>

Should we use underscore between words ? like "Paper_sizes"

Current categories

From ClipTemplates.

  • Covers
    • CD
      1. CD_cover_300dpi.svg
    • DVD
      1. DVD_cover_regular_300dpi.svg
      2. DVD_cover_slim_300dpi.svg
      3. DVD_cover_superslim_300dpi.svg
      4. DVD_cover_ultraslim_300dpi.svg
    • TAPE
      1. no file
    • VHS
      1. no file
  • Desktop
    1. desktop_1024x768.svg
    2. desktop_1600x1200.svg
    3. desktop_640x480.svg
    4. desktop_800x600.svg
  • Labels
    1. no file
  • Background (Is this the same category as Desktop ?)
    1. no file
  • Banners
    1. no file
  • Icons
    1. icon_16x16.svg
    2. icon_32x32.svg
    3. icon_48x48.svg
    4. icon_64x64.svg
  • Paper sizes
    1. A4_landscape.svg
    2. A4.svg
    3. business_card_85x54mm.svg
    4. business_card_90x50mm.svg
    5. Letter_landscape.svg
    6. Letter.svg
  • Videos
    1. video_HDTV_1920x1080.svg
    2. video_NTSC_720x486.svg
    3. video_PAL_720x576.svg
  • Web
    • Buttons
      1. no file
    • Banners
      1. web_banner_468x60.svg
      2. web_banner_728x90.svg
  • Template themes
    1. no file
  • Other (and uncategorized)
    1. no file
  • Default (Files in this category will not appear in NFT dialog. Only the good language will appear)
    1. default.be.svg
    2. default.ca.svg
    3. default.cs.svg
    4. default.de.svg
    5. default.eo.svg
    6. default.es.svg
    7. default.eu.svg
    8. default.fi.svg
    9. default.fr.svg
    10. default.hu.svg
    11. default.it.svg
    12. default.ja.svg
    13. default.lt.svg
    14. default_mm.svg (don't respect spec ! must be renamed default.mm.svg)
    15. default.nl.svg
    16. default.pl.svg
    17. default.pt_BR.svg (what's pt_BR ?)
    18. default_pt.svg (don't respect spec ! must be renamed default.pt.svg)
    19. default.sk.svg
    20. default.svg (in English)

Without category

If you find a category, for those files, please complete Current categories.

  • black_opaque.svg
  • white_opaque.svg
  • fontforge_glyph.svg
  • LaTeX_Beamer.svg
  • no_borders.svg
  • no_layers.svg

Functionality

Types of templates

NFT dialog provides access to both static and dynamically created (procedural) templates. Static templates are simple SVG files. Dynamically created templates are scripts like Perfect-Bound Cover. See GUI mockup section below for GUI considerations.

GUI mockup

Mockup of NFT dialog for static templates:

Nft-dialog-static-mockup.png

Mockup of NFT dialog for procedural templates:

Nft-dialog-procedural-mockup.png

Behind the curtains

Metadata

Integration with ccHost

NFT as menu item

Future improvements

In case someone comes up with a decent web service to host updatable templates, the dialog should notificate on updates and allow grabbing updated versions.