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From: "Teresa Elliott" <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] Wish List - Sources
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2006 15:09:07 -0600
Also what about user created elements. How would they be handled? Would they
show up on the list, or would the user have to remember they were there. I
am for the idea, but not sure how it would work.
Teresa Ghee Elliott-IBSSG
From: Terry Reigel [mailto:]
Sent: Sunday, March 26, 2006 12:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TMG] Wish List - Sources
On Sun, 26 Mar 2006 11:38:38 -0500, Richard Cleaveland wrote:
> One thing about source definitions that I think would be
> helpful would be to be able to get the list of source
> elements for copy/paste while the source definition form
> (output form tab) is up.
> Or is there a way to do this already?
No, there isn't, and that's the general idea I was suggesting, perhaps
rather vaguely, in my previous post. In fact, I'd not want to have to
copy and paste, but choose them and have them entered, like what
happens now with Sentence Variables.
But, the list is long, making a right-click plan seem difficult. And,
there are special rules, like you can't use two elements from the same
group, so you wouldn't want elements already present to appear (except
when you want to replace one with a different one in the same group).
It's not clear to me how such a system might be structured.
I thought perhaps it might help place elements on the General tab
first, then have a right-click for the output templates that only has
those elements appearing. Trouble with that is it would only work when
editing individual sources - not when editing source types. :-(