Number: 783

Date: 20-Apr-84 20':18':09


Source: Sannella

Subject: Want text-insertion in Paint Mode

Assigned To: 

Attn: Nuyens

Status: Open


Problem Type: Design - UI

Impact: Annoying

Difficulty: Easy

Frequency: Everytime

Priority: Perhaps

System: Windows and Graphics

Subsystem: Window System



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Description: '
Date': 18 Apr 84 20':15 PST'
Subject': Lisp': Would like to have text in paint'
Lisp System Date': 16-Apr-84 12':58':26'
Machine': Dorado (Ventana)'
Microcode version': 24,2'
Memory size': 10000'
Frequency':  Always'
Impact': Minor '
In paint I would like to be able to choose a "text" menu item, mouse a position and type a string or expr which would be displayed as I type.  (Use is to snap a window then notate it.  I can''t read what I write with the mouse).  '
P.S.  I don''t know whose code this is, but if they want I would be happy to implement this for them.  '
Date': 18 APR 84 22':24 PST'
Subject': Want Text from Paint'
To':   LispSupport'
cc':   Nuyens'
I''d actually like something based on NOTEPAD but with a better interface (e.g., like MacPaint ) to replace the silly Paint stuff.'
[mjs 4/20/84  --- An idea that I''ve had is':  whenever a key is typed down in paint mode, the character is displayed at the current position of the cursor, and the DSKXPOSITION is moved appropriatly.  To type a comment into the bits of a bitmap, just put the cursor in the right place, and start typing.  Of course, you don''t get the capability of moving the text around as a unit (like in notepad --- you get to position a typed-in word), but it''s not clear how useful that would be anyways.  I don''t use Paint to create formatted documents, but just to scribble a quick note on a window.]'
[rrb 16/may/84  ---  Attn field changed to Greg.  The function is PAINTW and its on WINDOW. Have at.]'


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Edit-Date: 16-May-84 19':04':10