Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:51 pm Post
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Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:10 pm Post
jcarman wrote:Had a technical issue...
Sometimes I find I cannot edit the text in the part of the window with the ruler. Sometimes, yes. Why? The parts here need more explanation, I think.
Thanks for reading.
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:34 pm Post
kewms wrote:Have you been through the Interactive Tutorial project?
The challenge in creating such a wizard is that just because a user is new to Scrivener, that doesn't mean that they are new to writing, or that their project is at all "basic." A wizard that could accommodate a novel, a screenplay, a legal brief, and a technical thesis -- to name just a few of the projects that "new" Scrivener users often have -- would very quickly become just as complicated as the Compile command itself.
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:48 pm Post
zeddd wrote:I think the tutorial , and the PDF manual for that matter, both suffer the same problem. They're great for users who are already invested in the software and want to learn more, but for new users who are still on the fence, it's almost information overload.
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:28 am Post
zeddd wrote:Complicated to code, perhaps, but that doesn't mean that the UI has to be complicated. The key is to not overload new users with too much information at once. Ask simple questions in terms they will understand. Provide visuals as a reference point. Branch the wizard based on the users response and ask the next series of questions. It's doesn't have to be complicated for the user. Obviously some restrictions may need to be applied to simplify the process, such as standardizing some formatting, but that's OK. It'll encourage them to learn more about the advanced compile features, when they're comfortable. The main thing is not scaring them away out the gate. You want to keep them engaged and wanting to learn more.
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:35 am Post
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zeddd wrote:I think you might be surprised to find how little control casual users actually want.
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