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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.

Revision as of 14:03, 4 April 2008

'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.

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.