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02/10/2022 05:02
by donedwards2


Linux Mint 20, oStorybook 5.05.08
1) When a new project is created, the user probably wants to immediately open it. This doesn't automatically happen.
2) File/Properties doesn't do anything.

3) Help/Bugs bad URL, gets a 404 error (and the website's custom error page is missing too)

4) Export a project in database format, then try to import it into a new project. I've tried with a couple different projects and get errors.

5) File/Export/Book asks for a folder to put the output file in. File/Export/Other Format does likewise. File/Export/Database does not. Instead it uses the last location used for either of the others, whether in this session or previously. (Should test whether it's project-specific.) And if you've never used one of the others, it defaults to the path and filename, minus suffix, of the current project file - if there's no such folder, it gives an error message.

6) The default column width for all displays of lists allows for one narrow character and an ellipsis per column. If the first character of the column name or value isn't narrow, then just the ellipsis. A bit wider would be better.
7) The dropdown for columns to show on Characters list shows an Attributes column. Turning it on does not add it to the table. Nor is there such a field on the Character-editing form.

8) Same for Icon File on Genders list. However, on the Gender-editing form there is a field to put in a path and filename for an icon file. The default file type for this icon file is "oStorybook file". It should be .png. Specifying a file that isn't a .png file - even one that doesn't exist - results in no icon. (Which is useful for getting rid of these icons, but unfortunately that field appears only on the form for Genders. Not on Parts, Characters, Items, or Locations - all of which have default icons.)
9) The Scenes list, Characters column insists on showing an icon and an ellipsis if there is more than one character linked to the scene. If there is only one character, but that character has a name longer than 1 character, the column shows an icon and the first 2-3 characters of the name. This behavior persists even when the column is made extremely wide.

9.1) The Scenes list, Locations column properly handles a single location with a long name, but has the same problem as the Characters column if a scene has more than one location.

9.2) I'm kind of suspicious of the Items column too, but I'm not using Items at present.
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