Design/Whiteboards/Creating breaks

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Summary

Make creating page, section, and column breaks easier to discover.

Status

call for proposals analyzing proposals design taking shape implementation in progress implemented

Scope

In Scope Out of Scope
  • Adding page breaks
  • Adding section breaks
  • Adding column breaks with "Evenly distribute text" disabled
  • Editing page/section/column formatting
  • Editing the page number
  • Deleting breaks

Relevant Bugs

Definition of Terms

  • Section: A block of text within a page with formatting separate from that of the page that contains it. It's useful for separating a block of text into columns, adding different margins, a different background, different footnotes and endnotes, and hiding or write-protecting text.

Discussion

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Personas

  • Susan: 21-year-old college student. Hates hunting for features, always uses only the UI elements she notices up front. So far, she has used line breaks (pushing "Enter") to sepearate pages.
  • Andrew: likes to keep his papers nice and organized with sections, but hates looking through complicated menus and dialogs.

Proposals

Proposal by Mirek2

Mockups

Description

Page and section add buttons

Buttons for creating a page break and a section break appear below the last page of the document.

Column breaks

With "Evenly distribute text" disabled, column breaks should be automatically created along with the columns, so tapping within a column will focus the cursor at the beginning of the column.

Proposal by Android272

Mockups

Description

Page and section add buttons

Buttons for creating a page break and a section break appear below the page of a document.