Print window should be a sheet!!!

strobe

Puny Member
I wish I realized this earlier...

The print window should be a sheet!!!

As it is now you don't know which document a print window is associated with. Sheets were supposed to get rid of this ambiguity.

This also implies that printing should only be available when a sheet isn't already present.

Inform Apple pronto!
 

endian

Dis Member
it probably should be if only 1 document is being printed, but it's possible to just select a bunch of things in the finder and print them all in a batch - only 1 dialog should be presented in this case.
 

endian

Dis Member
found these in the Cocoa release notes at http://developer.apple.com/techpubs/macosx/ReleaseNotes/AppKit.html:

NSPageLayouts will be displayable as document-modal sheets. New methods are being added to make this possible.

The panels that a print operation displays will be displayable as document-modal sheets. New methods are being added to make this possible.

NSPrintPanels will be displayable as document-modal sheets. New methods are being added to make this possible.

NSPageLayouts will be displayable by NSDocuments as document-modal sheets. New methods are being added, and the meanings of others modified, to make this easy.

The behavior of the -print method may change so as to display panels as document-modal sheets.


and so on... So this'll probably happen some time
 

BatGuano2000

Registered
Print dialogs ARE sheets, at least in the Cocoa apps (well, Preview at least).

If you were trying to print from Explorer, for example, you won't find a sheet. But then again, you won't get a sheet when you save with Explorer either (Carbon app, written for classic, "ported" to X)
 

BatGuano2000

Registered
My Bad,

Didn't look at the damned dates before I posted...

'Ol "shoot from the shift key" Guano
 
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