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08-14-2014, 04:40 PM
What problems would the team face if it decided to incorporate documentation in the app itself?

I.e. when considering which Motion Option to add to an object I must refer to the PDF. This can be a lengthy process. If I could see a summary when hovering my mouse over the plugin name, however, I would be able to move more quickly with less time spent looking in the PDF.

08-15-2014, 11:55 AM
AKA "balloon help". Suggested many times.

I'm for it, but I'll see your suggestion and raise you "user-editable balloon help". It doesn't even have to be totally filled out: just placeholders for users to fill in.

"User-editable hyperlinked balloon help" : balloons can contain links to PDFs and/or websites.

"SHAREABLE User-editable hyperlinked balloon help".

08-15-2014, 01:45 PM
@jeric: I like it!

So I wonder how to design a plugin to do this? I hear Master Plugins are über plugins which can do many wacky things.

08-15-2014, 02:34 PM
AFAIK, it'd have to be done BELOW the UI level, like a reflex. IOW, not amenable to plugin-ation.

But what do I know?

@jeric: I like it!
Well then, please tell Rob Powers.