Wish List Items Journals a revisit with edits, and note this is a wish list discussion post and I know some of this may have been addressed I just may need pointers.
I hope the edits clarify that I am looking at more options than we have at present and I know this does look like a long list but the alternative is 22 individual posts and I hope it can be seen that these are all related.
I also accept that some of these have no chance of happening before my demise but hey it is a wish list.
J'Kla wrote:Some automated tools for adding and editing in game journals.
Here I am talking deep automation Hoikas has done some sterling work allowing us to have journals you edit as text documents in the age and facilities to add images and change the aspect ratio of the journal document here I am considering radio type buttons that would allow for certain choices I will try and itemise here.
J'Kla wrote:I would also like this to be node based (sorry to keep going on about nodes but I like the logic they present)
I take on board a node method may not be possible
J'Kla wrote:A back cover (one that shows when you turn the last page),
At present when you get to the last page it shows the last double page of the text what I would like to see is when you turn the last page you see the back cover not unlike you see the front cover at present.
J'Kla wrote:A single page option (like the ones on the desk in the Teledhan upper office), an option of making this flip able to show an obverse side. [/edit]
I mention documents like the ones on the upper office in Teledhan it would probably be best if all were flip able even if what it showed was blank or even make it semi transparent and it shows the face side reversed on the obverse and possibly top bottom flip as well as left right
J'Kla wrote:Internal pages the same size as the cover (at present the pages come out slightly smaller as in a hard back book and you can see the cover poking out as a border) so it can be more like a pamphlet or paperback book,
Please see the note I have expanded to clarify
J'Kla wrote:Sticky notes (with various colors not just yellow),
I would envision these as single sided e.g. they would not flip the click action would be in effect taking a closer look.
J'Kla wrote:An object that looks like a cell phone or tablet with a swipe page turning option,
Way down the road. With an option to look at the obverse of the tablet or cell phone and possibly with a cell phone in a protective case
J'Kla wrote:Scrolls as an alternative to books of pamphlets,
See cell phones or tablets
J'Kla wrote:A simple way of editing journal text inside blender. I am looking into idiot proofing this the wiki does not actually tell you how to do it.
OK. Got this figured out thanks for the help guys
J'Kla wrote:A simple way of embedding a static image into text I am looking into idiot proofing this the wiki entry I like the direct input from an external file I understand using the name held in the library modifier but until I work out how to attach and edit the text inside Blender/Korman where and how to use the name considering it took me three weeks to figure out how to do it the old way at a time when I had a chunk of spare time.
I am just getting to this now that I have the previous entry figured out. It was not possible to even consider adding images to documents where I was unable
(note the I in "I was unable") to even get text to display.
J'Kla wrote:A simple way of making said images clickable with a choice of actions like linking or changing some variable or creating a Ki Message or Ki Photo or adding clothing.
Here the emphasis is on simplification like a check box to make it clickable a radio button for choice of actions and a text box to select destination. Maybe other options like having a door opener clickable switch embedded into a Book or Journal.
J'Kla wrote:A simple way of adding animated images with the same options as static images,
Animated images are down the road but still on the wish list.
J'Kla wrote:A way of making fold out pages,
At present on a book you have turned corners to indicate turn forward or back a page here I am thinking those tabs on the inner edge of the page so that they give the option of a fold out plate where you could add a bigger image of say a map or a detailed diagram. This could be expanded to fold out left right or both.
J'Kla wrote:A method of selecting page background color,
Maybe radio type buttons or if we have a node type solution a node for page color.
J'Kla wrote:A switchable turned corner (at present the default journal has a turned up corner of yellowed paper lets make it match the color of the paper chosen if different to the standard)
I produced a pamphlet/booklet document in another project using Korman, here the turned corner did not match so I had to hack the corner image to make it look right it it was a switchable option it could be disabled if it did not match for whatever reason. For example my following page was often a full page image and the corner view just did not match it looked better without the turned corners.
J'Kla wrote:A method of selecting lined or plain paper,
At present two options unlined book or a pad of lined paper just considering a lined book or an unlined pad like an art sketch book.
J'Kla wrote:A simple way of changing font typeface,
At present you can select the type face in the text document just considering some sort of drop box to make it easier for the Noob.
J'Kla wrote:A simple way of changing font size,
See type face notes
J'Kla wrote:A simple way of changing font color,
See type face Notes
NOW for a couple of additional things
Torn or burnt edge paper option (probably more applicable to single page)
Automatic page numbering (this may not seem to be a needed thing when you consider things like the Kings books in A'gura but if you look at my Walker books when they become available the current Word version comes to 166 pages and that is in a 10 point font on A4 paper).
A way of making journals open at the page last visited.
Consider the previous comment when you are reading a long document entry this could be something like a bookmark. We know this is vaguely possible because if you use your books to use the journey cloth to enter your Hood age if you go back next time it remembers this page option and if you used that and you offer your Hood book to allow a new member to join your hood they see that page and not the normal linking plate page.
A three fold flyer type option with face and obverse.
Feel free to have dig or kick my arse over any of this but please do not just dismiss it en-mass I have been considering this for years it is all related to the Walker project started circa 2004 and that date is subject to me remembering it correctly.
Afterthought in game editable journals. Books that you can open and make your own notes in, even if these notes are visible only to you as a player and you cannot share them with others. This is something I would like to carry with me in game like making notes in a KI but more notebook like in its inception