Usability improvement: combine open/import and save/export


I really like Family.Show! It demonstrates well that complexity and simplicity can walk hand in hand.
The menu good be simplified even more, by leaving out the GedCom menu and adding the GedCom file format to the file type dropdownlist in the Open... and Save... dialog windows.
The menu option "What is GedCom?" could be left out, or moved to a help menu, but I think the power of the App is that it's so self-explanatory, that it doesn't need a Help menu.
The video-cast on the Vertigo site explains it all.
Keep up the good work!

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RedFeet wrote Jul 22, 2008 at 8:40 PM

squeeze me: I meant: "The menu could be simplified ..."

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elyoh wrote Mar 24, 2009 at 2:04 AM

I agree with this. My approach was to move the "Import.." button to "Import Gedcom" in the Open menu and likewise for the Export command in the save menu. It was easier than trying to combine the import and open in one dialogue. I could get manage to get the filters to showup but struggled to get the program to save to the correct format e.g. it would create a .ged file but if you examined it in notepad, it was actually familyx!

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