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"Start and stop must be greater than 0"
 
"Start and stop must be greater than 0"
  
=Import.cpp=
 
 
'''Audio CD warning'''
 
 
'''Current text'''
 
 
"(" is an audio CD file. \nAudacity does not open this type of file.\nTry ripping it to a native audio format that Audacity can import.")"
 
 
<span style="color:green">"Native" is often meaningless to novices.</span> 
 
 
'''Suggested replacement'''
 
 
"(" is an audio CD track. \nAudacity cannot open audio CDs directly.\nPlease extract the CD tracks to an audio format that Audacity can import, like WAV or AIFF.")"
 
 
 
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'''WMA files warning'''
 
 
'''Current text'''
 
 
"(" is a Windows Media Audio file. \nAudacity cannot open this type of file to due to patent restrictions.\nYou need to convert it to a supported audio format.")"
 
 
'''Suggested replacement to remove typo'''
 
 
"(" is a Windows Media Audio file. \nAudacity cannot open this type of file due to patent restrictions.\nYou need to convert it to a supported audio format.")"
 
 
 
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'''Encrypted warning'''
 
 
'''Current text'''
 
 
"(" is an encrypted audio file, typically from an online music store. \nAudacity cannot open this type of file due to the encryption.\nYou need to convert it to a supported, unencrypted audio format.")"
 
 
'''Suggested replacement'''
 
 
"(" is an encrypted audio file, typically from an online music store. \nAudacity cannot open this type of file due to the encryption.\nTry recording the file into Audacity, or burn it to audio CD then\n extract the CD track to a supported audio format like WAV or AIFF.")"
 
 
 
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<span style="color:green">It would be better to standardise the other warnings, so:</span>
 
 
'''Suggested replacements'''
 
 
(" is an Advanced Audio Coding file. \nAudacity cannot open this type of file due to patent restrictions.\nYou need to convert it to a supported audio format.")
 
 
(" is a RealPlayer file. \nAudacity cannot open this type of file due to patent restrictions. \nYou need to convert it to a supported audio format.")
 
 
----
 
  
 
=Innertext:Recording=
 
=Innertext:Recording=
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==Directories tab==
 
==Directories tab==
  
'''Default temporary directory:'''
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'''Auto save interval:'''
  
 
'''Currently'''
 
'''Currently'''
  
"/tmp/audacity1.2-%USERNAME"
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"Auto save every [  ] minutes"
  
 
'''Suggested replacement'''
 
'''Suggested replacement'''
  
"/tmp/audacity1.4-%USERNAME"
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None if [MM] changes autosave to strict interval saving as per aim-to. Wording needs changing if strict interval saving not implemented. Suggested would be "Auto Save interval" (fudge).      
  
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'''Auto save interval:'''
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= Save Changes? Dialogue with empty Project =
  
'''Currently'''
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Make Cancel to be the default button, not Yes (Yes as default is too dangerous). Then change text of dialogue thus:
  
"Auto save every [ ] minutes"
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''' Currently '''  
  
'''Suggested replacement'''
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"To save the tracks you previously had, click cancel, restore the tracks using undo, and then save"
  
None if [MM] changes autosave to strict interval saving as per aim-to. Wording needs changing if strict interval saving not implemented. Suggested would be "Auto Save interval" (fudge).       
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''' Suggested replacement '''
  
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"To save the tracks that were previously open, click Cancel (highlighted), Edit > Undo until all your tracks are open, then File > Save Project"
  
==Interface tab Behaviors==
 
  
'''Currently'''
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=Done=
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* '''Dependencies dialogue''': The former "Close" and "Skip" buttons now both read "Do not copy any audio".
  
"Quit Audacity upon closing last window"
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----
  
'''Suggested replacement'''
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* '''Export Multiple progress dialogue''': "Exporting the entire project as a WAV/AIFF file" or (for MP3) "exporting the entire file..." now changed to  "Exporting entire project" with (filename) in the dialogue title and (format) above the progress bar.
  
"Closing last window starts new empty Project"
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----
  
This would remove user confusion with this Preference BUT means reversing the checkbox mapping. An alternative (better than what we have now):
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* '''Latency Shift Dialogue''': In "I have brought it back to start at zero", "I have" has been replaced with "Audacity has".  
  
"Any close/exit command completely quits Audacity".  GA (if checkbox reversal not done) and JC.
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<blockquote>
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* '''Preferences: Interface tab''': "Tracks &fit vertically zoomed" changed to "Automatically &fit tracks vertically zoomed"
'''Discussion of behaviour/wording'''
 
<font color="green"> '''JC:'''Is it true?  If we have two project windows open?  '''GA:''' Yes it's true - if there are unsaved changes you get the dialogue as many times as you have windows open. If changes are saved, Audacity quits without further ado. '''JC:''' What is the confusion?  What do users think it means? '''GA:''' They don't understand distinction between "quit" and "close", or don't understand at all, so turn the preference off, then get annoyed that e.g. ALT + F4 refuses to quit the program.  '''JC:''' Aha.  Thanks for the clarification.</font>
 
</blockquote>
 
  
 
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----
  
'''Currently'''
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* '''"Audacious!" buttons''' -> "OK... Audacious!"
  
"Circular track keyboard navigation"
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----
 
 
'''Suggested replacement'''
 
  
"\"Move track focus\" cycles repeatedly through tracks" - JC and GA
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*'''GUIPrefs.CPP:'''
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"&Select all audio, if none selected, on applying effect"  
  
   
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+ "&Select all audio in project, if none selected"
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-  "&Circular track keyboard navigation"
  
'''Currently'''
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+  "\"Move track focus\" &cycles repeatedly through tracks"
  
"Select all audio, if none selected, on applying effect"
+
"&Quit Audacity upon closing last window"
  
'''Suggested replacement'''
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+  "Any Close/Exit command completely &quits Audacity"
  
"Select all audio in project, if none selected" - JC and GA
 
 
----
 
----
  
 +
*'''Import.CPP:'''
  
= Save Changes? Dialogue with empty Project =
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- " is an encrypted audio file, typically from an online music store. \nAudacity cannot open this type of file due to the encryption.\nYou need to convert it to a supported, unencrypted audio format."
  
Make Cancel to be the default button, not Yes (Yes as default is too dangerous). Then change text of dialogue thus:
+
+ " is an encrypted audio file. These typically are from an online music store. \nAudacity cannot open this type of file due to the encryption. \nTry recording the file into Audacity, or burn it to audio CD then \nextract the CD track to a supported audio format such as WAV or AIFF."
  
''' Currently ''' 
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- " is an audio CD file. \nAudacity does not open this type of file.\nTry ripping it to a native audio format that Audacity can import."
  
"To save the tracks you previously had, click cancel, restore the tracks using undo, and then save"
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+ " is an audio CD track. \nAudacity cannot open audio CDs directly. \nExtract (rip) the CD tracks to an audio format that \nAudacity can import, such as WAV or AIFF.");
  
''' Suggested replacement '''
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Add "WAV or AIFF" references to Real, AAC and WMA:
  
"To save the tracks that were previously open, click Cancel (highlighted), Edit > Undo until all your tracks are open, then File > Save Project"
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- " is a RealPlayer media file. \nAudacity cannot open this..."  
  
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+ " is a RealPlayer media file. \nAudacity cannot open this proprietary format. \nYou need to convert it to a supported audio format, such as WAV or AIFF."
  
=Done=
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- " is an Advanced Audio Coding file. \nAudacity cannot open this..."
* '''Dependencies dialogue''': The former "Close" and "Skip" buttons now both read "Do not copy any audio".
 
  
----
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+ " is an Advanced Audio Coding file. \nAudacity cannot open this type of file. \nYou need to convert it to a supported audio format, such as WAV or AIFF."
 
 
* '''Export Multiple progress dialogue''': "Exporting the entire project as a WAV/AIFF file" or (for MP3) "exporting the entire file..." now changed to "Exporting entire project" with (filename) in the dialogue title and (format) above the progress bar.
 
 
 
----
 
  
* '''Latency Shift Dialogue''': In "I have brought it back to start at zero", "I have" has been replaced with "Audacity has".
+
- " is a Windows Media Audio file. \nAudacity cannot open this..."
  
----
+
+ " is a Windows Media Audio file. \nAudacity cannot open this type of file due to patent restrictions. \nYou need to convert it to a supported audio format, such as WAV or AIFF."
  
* '''Preferences: Interface tab''': "Tracks &fit vertically zoomed" changed to "Automatically &fit tracks vertically zoomed"
 
  
 
----
 
----
  
* '''"Audacious!" buttons''' -> "OK... Audacious!"  
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*'''Default temporary directory:''' changed from "/tmp/audacity1.2-%USERNAME" to AUDACITY_VERSION, AUDACITY_RELEASE string
  
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[[Category:Work In Progress]]
 
[[Category:Work In Progress]]

Revision as of 18:07, 17 October 2007




Summary

  • Tweak all wording of built-in 'innertext:' help in file HelpText.cpp, including:
    • [GA] adding some help text for export
    • [GA] add text to 'innertext:recording' page about enabling monitoring.
    • In inner text for unsupported file format, remove reference to FLAC being unsupported.
  • [RA] Update the Unix manual page  to distinguish between 1.3 and 1.2. In particular, remove reference to 1.3 importing multiple files from command line into the same Project, unless fixed before release (See Aim to for details).
  • Release note for loss of second imported track in Project after crash or loss of entire Project if second track is edited. Unless this is fixed before release.


Find Clipping

Current text:

"Start and stop must be postive and greater than 0"

Proposed replacement:

"Start and stop must be greater than 0"


Innertext:Recording

Innertext:Export

Preferences

Directories tab

Auto save interval:

Currently

"Auto save every [ ] minutes"

Suggested replacement

None if [MM] changes autosave to strict interval saving as per aim-to. Wording needs changing if strict interval saving not implemented. Suggested would be "Auto Save interval" (fudge).


Save Changes? Dialogue with empty Project

Make Cancel to be the default button, not Yes (Yes as default is too dangerous). Then change text of dialogue thus:

Currently

"To save the tracks you previously had, click cancel, restore the tracks using undo, and then save"

Suggested replacement

"To save the tracks that were previously open, click Cancel (highlighted), Edit > Undo until all your tracks are open, then File > Save Project"


Done

  • Dependencies dialogue: The former "Close" and "Skip" buttons now both read "Do not copy any audio".

  • Export Multiple progress dialogue: "Exporting the entire project as a WAV/AIFF file" or (for MP3) "exporting the entire file..." now changed to "Exporting entire project" with (filename) in the dialogue title and (format) above the progress bar.

  • Latency Shift Dialogue: In "I have brought it back to start at zero", "I have" has been replaced with "Audacity has".

  • Preferences: Interface tab: "Tracks &fit vertically zoomed" changed to "Automatically &fit tracks vertically zoomed"

  • "Audacious!" buttons -> "OK... Audacious!"

  • GUIPrefs.CPP:

- "&Select all audio, if none selected, on applying effect"

+ "&Select all audio in project, if none selected"

- "&Circular track keyboard navigation"

+ "\"Move track focus\" &cycles repeatedly through tracks"

- "&Quit Audacity upon closing last window"

+ "Any Close/Exit command completely &quits Audacity"


  • Import.CPP:

- " is an encrypted audio file, typically from an online music store. \nAudacity cannot open this type of file due to the encryption.\nYou need to convert it to a supported, unencrypted audio format."

+ " is an encrypted audio file. These typically are from an online music store. \nAudacity cannot open this type of file due to the encryption. \nTry recording the file into Audacity, or burn it to audio CD then \nextract the CD track to a supported audio format such as WAV or AIFF."

- " is an audio CD file. \nAudacity does not open this type of file.\nTry ripping it to a native audio format that Audacity can import."

+ " is an audio CD track. \nAudacity cannot open audio CDs directly. \nExtract (rip) the CD tracks to an audio format that \nAudacity can import, such as WAV or AIFF.");

Add "WAV or AIFF" references to Real, AAC and WMA:

- " is a RealPlayer media file. \nAudacity cannot open this..."

+ " is a RealPlayer media file. \nAudacity cannot open this proprietary format. \nYou need to convert it to a supported audio format, such as WAV or AIFF."

- " is an Advanced Audio Coding file. \nAudacity cannot open this..."

+ " is an Advanced Audio Coding file. \nAudacity cannot open this type of file. \nYou need to convert it to a supported audio format, such as WAV or AIFF."

- " is a Windows Media Audio file. \nAudacity cannot open this..."

+ " is a Windows Media Audio file. \nAudacity cannot open this type of file due to patent restrictions. \nYou need to convert it to a supported audio format, such as WAV or AIFF."



  • Default temporary directory: changed from "/tmp/audacity1.2-%USERNAME" to AUDACITY_VERSION, AUDACITY_RELEASE string