Re: [nbos] [FM] Symbols: sorting and scaling them
keith.davies-at-kjdavies.org
Fri Nov 2nd, 2007
On Thu, Nov 01, 2007 at 08:06:01AM -0400, Del Rio wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 31, 2007 at 04:20:26PM -0400, NBOS Support wrote:
> > > 1. If you have overlapping symbols that have been incorrectly
> > > placed so that the "upper" (more northern?) symbols overlap the
> > > "lower" (more southern?) ones, rather than vice-versa, is there
> > > a way to auto-sort them, so they neatly overlap south-to-north?
> >
> > No, there's no way to do this as-is. The program wouldnt know if its
> > supposed to reorder symbols, or if you meant to put the symbols in that
> > particular order for some reason.
>
> Well, then as a future enhancement suggestion, I would find it
> easier to use an autosort function on the forest, and then
> manually move the castle back to the fore, than to manually
> re-sort the whole forest tree by tree. (I liked Keith's
> suggestion of being able to set the "gravity point" of the
> sorting, although in practice I can't recall a time that I have
> wanted anything fancier than north-to-south.)

I've seen/done 'NS-WE' (the common one -- top to bottom, left to right
within that) and 'NS-EW' ('left handed', if you will). I've never
actually had cause to use SN ordering, but I can see cases where it
might be useful, and it might be interesting to try a 'WE-NS' or 'EW-NS'
ordering.

So. Specifying gravity could well be useful, I think.


Keith
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