Sometime around 9/1/09 (at 12:03 -0500) Stephen said:
Heh. Graphic text (sometimes referred to as ‘GIF text’, although it
doesn’t have to be GIF format) is not actually text in the output, it
is just a bitmap image of text. If you want to show text links
differently from normal text you’ll need to either format those bits
of graphic text manually or use HTML text rather than graphic text.
I would super-strongly recommend that you use HTML text. This is far
more accessible than bitmap images of text, and it is also visible to
Google and other search engines. Graphic ‘text’ is absolutely 100%
invisible to search engines.
Both the Inspector and Browser functions are behaving erratically.
Indeed, all of the icons from the tool bar have just disappeared,
leaving behind text descriptions.
Try command-clicking (i.e. Apple-clicking) the grey button on the
right of the document’s title bar. This cycles that set of buttons
through a number of different states.
The Browser as often displays the set-up screen as it does the page
I want to test.
There’s no browser as such in Freeway. It is an application that you
use to create documents, just like BBEdit, Word (yuk), InDesign,
QuarkXPress, Photoshop, etc.
If you launch Freeway from its icon rather than by double-clicking an
existing Freeway document then it defaults to showing the New
Document dialog where you can browse templates or create a complete
custom document. If you don’t want to see this then simply uncheck
the checkbox entitled “Show This Dialog at Startup”. Presto! You’ll
never see that again unless you choose File > New.
The Inspector doesn’t seem to be always changing to the correct field.
There are multiple panels within the Inspector, and the contents of
these change according to what you have selected. Most of the time
the Inspector will stick to showing the same general panel as you
click around, but there are instances where selecting a certain kind
of item means there’s no equivalent panel to show - in which case it
switches to the left-most icon’s panel.
Does this relate to your experience? If so, does it help make the
behaviour any more understandable?
I know it can be a jolt finding yourself working with an app that has
paradigms that are significantly different to those you’re used to.
BBEdit is a fine program - I’ve used it for many years and I’m trying
out version 9.0 at the moment - but it works in a very different way
to Freeway. This is really much more akin to traditional page layout
apps than to code editing tools.
Keep asking questions - we’ll keep doing our best to answer!
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