[Ipe-discuss] feature request for ipe and ipetoipe: checkbox "add view to list of lastviews"

Alexander Wolff alexander.wolff at uni-wuerzburg.de
Sat Dec 4 23:26:36 CET 2010

dear ipe community,

thanks for the discussion of my apparently unripe feature request.

i agree with otfried and norbert: having two check boxes, one for views
and one for pages, makes the selection much more transparent!

would be a nice xmas present ;-)


On 12/04/2010 05:40 PM, Norbert Zeh wrote:
> Otfried Cheong [2010.12.04 1210 +0900]:
>> One alternative:  You can mark both pages and views for printing.
>> When a new page is created, it's automatically marked.  New views
>> are not marked.  ipetoipe -markedviews will export all marked views
>> on marked pages, or the last view of a marked page if none of its
>> views is marked.
> I think this is an elegant way of dealing with this issue.  The
> -nolastview option proposed by a response to your email is too
> specialized to work well in practice.  Here's what I would consider the
> most common scenario.  I have lots of pages where I do want the last
> view and one or two where I don't.  -nolastview would eliminate all last
> views, and I would then have to go and manually mark all the last views
> I do want.  That could be tedious.
> If we buy into the theory that the above is indeed the most common
> scenario, then having page and view marks with pages marked upon
> creation and views not marked upon creation causes the least effort to
> set up minor deviations from the default.
> Cheers,
> Norbert
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