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[REBOL] Re: Make_user_manual.r ?

From: sunandadh:aol at: 23-Jan-2002 5:12

> Here's a quick idea. Just to play with. Test-app01.r is your example.
Outstanding stuff! It just shows what can be down with a powerful tool like Rebol in the hands of someone who knows how to use it. I'm thinking about how I can extend (and probably butcher) your work to get towards something that would work for me. Initial things are: 1. Extend the switch face/style to include many other styles 2. As you suggested in your earlier email, we need a function that finds and actions a face according to its /text or /texts facets....It is not feasible to name every item. 3. Handle alt-action ("right click") That gives us something that generates the screen shots. Then 4. (If it doesn't already) modify pdf-maker or make-doc or an html dialect to embed the named images into their output 5. I rewrite my user manual, and I'm done! And of course, it'd be nice to then recast it into a dialect, and have control structures too ("if this is showing in that text box, then do x. If button y is not hidden, click it") And it'd be even nicer to capture the initial raw click-stream ("action-stream"?) while running the application by hand. I've no idea how that could be done (modify the basic VID behaviour of action and alt-alction facets as Maartin suggested?). That'd be almost all that was needed for demo-runner.r But that's more than enough for me to be going on with. Thanks again, Sunanda.