User interface in v3.0.0

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User interface in v3.0.0

Postby Andrea » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:21 pm

Here is some screenshot/mock screen of the next release, 3.0.0. I opened a topic here so that anyone who wants to contribute with ideas or experiences can write them down and maybe we can start a discussion. It shuld be clear from the screens how it's going to work but I'll give you some more detail:
- no more plugins tree replaced with a "modules" menu where the user can show/hide the desired modules
- modules are displayed in the form of tabs and can be hidden and dragged around
- LogViewer is clearly visible and can be shown/hidden with one click
- selection table will have a toolbar with buttons to operate on selected docs (move up, down...). Buttons will enable/disable based on selection
- environments are now called "workspaces" and they have a proper menu to save/load
- a new landing screen is available when the application starts the first time. It will contain all the available plugin in the form of buttons (A mock screen is attached)
- ability to dock/undock/minimize ecc are available from the docking framework I'm now using

This is what I'm working on but since you are the users I thought to give you a chance to share your thoughts about it and discuss the user interface... after all it's you who are going to use the next version :)
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Re: User interface in v3.0.0

Postby danfingerman » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:36 pm

I like the idea of a home screen with an icon for each module. But during work, how does the user change from one module to another? For example, if I merge a document and then want to move to the "View Options" module, how would I do that? Is that what the "Module" menu is for?

Also, how would the user go back to the home screen to select modules from there? For example, would there be a toolbar with a "Home" button?
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Re: User interface in v3.0.0

Postby Andrea » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:39 am

Yes, the "modules" menu is the one where the user can access all the modules.
The home screen (currently called Welcome screen) can be opened from the Help menu but now that you mentioned, it might be better to have a Home button somewhere, easy and fast to access.
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Re: User interface in v3.0.0

Postby Moldmaker » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:54 pm

Hi Andrea,

I like the new UI. Looks less confusing. Two Questions:
Are the icons on the welcome-screen (or home-screen) final? Maybe you should consider different icon-sets the user can choose from.
And before I forget: Is it possible to switch to GTK-Look-and-Feel under Linux?

Thanks for this fine piece of software.

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Re: User interface in v3.0.0

Postby Andrea » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:16 pm

Hi,
icons are definitely not final.. they are actually just mock images to give the feeling.
There are currently a number of LAF to choose among (System, Java, Plastic ...), more or less the same as the old version of pdfsam. On my Ubuntu the system LAF is the GTK+ (not sure if it's the same on other Linux distros).. it doesn't look very good though..
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Re: User interface in v3.0.0

Postby Moldmaker » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:33 pm

Hi Andrea,

I am still using Ver. 2.2.2. I never found a way how to change the LAF to GTK style, but there are Java, Metal, Plastic, Windows ... did I miss something?

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Re: User interface in v3.0.0

Postby DJHarris1217 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:46 pm

Will the ability to save to PDF/A be included for version 3.0? Additionally, I work for an organization in need of this type of app, and need some sort of site license.

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Re: User interface in v3.0.0

Postby Andrea » Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:16 am

I'm not sure yet, some people asked for the same but I don't know yet. I'm focusing on creating a new UI and give all the Sejda tasks a corresponding PDFsam plugin and this alone will bring quite some new feature in PDFsam. I also changed the PDFsam license to GPLv3 and this will allow me to upgrade iText bringing in about 4 years of fixes/improvements that the guys from iText made and I haven't been able to include because of license incompatibility. I'll probably start to investigate the PDF/A topic once v3.0 is reasonably working.
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Re: User interface in v3.0.0

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