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Last post Author Topic: NANY 2020 Release - Android App - DiscussionList  (Read 17498 times)

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Re: NANY 2020 Release - Android App - DiscussionList
« Reply #50 on: October 30, 2019, 01:00 PM »
i could probably fix that by making another tap location you could tap on widget to go back..

If that's not too much work, that'd be nice :)

Yeah the preferences dialog is just back button to leave.. I would prefer a set of "Save/Cancel" buttons, but I guess this is how android wants to do it.

Apparently so, silly android!

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Re: NANY 2020 Release - Android App - DiscussionList
« Reply #51 on: November 04, 2019, 07:00 PM »
Any new suggestions?

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Re: NANY 2020 Release - Android App - DiscussionList
« Reply #52 on: November 05, 2019, 03:16 AM »
Any new suggestions?
an idea --
 I find myself wanting to write variations on current questions. Would it be possible when in edit mode to duplicate the entry? Something like with Google calendar.
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Re: NANY 2020 Release - Android App - DiscussionList
« Reply #53 on: November 05, 2019, 03:35 AM »
It's not a bad idea as a general function, to add a duplicate feature...

Though I will note that for discussion list, the easiest thing might be to write your items using a text editor and use the simple import feature/syntax.

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Re: NANY 2020 Release - Android App - DiscussionList
« Reply #54 on: November 05, 2019, 09:44 AM »
It's not a bad idea as a general function, to add a duplicate feature...

Though I will note that for discussion list, the easiest thing might be to write your items using a text editor and use the simple import feature/syntax.
Yes  :up:
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Re: NANY 2020 Release - Android App - DiscussionList
« Reply #55 on: November 18, 2019, 05:53 AM »
Re creating a list file:
  • And then each item on its own line after that, with \n used for linebreaks if desired.
(it's a pain to test as preparing text on pc for phone)
Is this correct usage -- where I want author's name on separate line:
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  1. This is the quote which will be followed by author's name. \n Author Name
  2. This is the next Quote. \n Author Name
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Re: NANY 2020 Release - Android App - DiscussionList
« Reply #56 on: November 18, 2019, 06:57 AM »
Yeah that should do it.  I can't remember if I strip the extra spaces.. You don't need them.. If I don't strip them currently I will add code to do so, so you don't get extra spaces in the display.

Just remember that in the text file you want to import the first line should be:
@FILEFORMAT:CB1

And if you want to assign the newly imported items a tag (highly recommended, will make it easier to delete them all if you want to), put something like this on a line before the items:
@TAG:tomos

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Re: NANY 2020 Release - Android App - DiscussionList
« Reply #57 on: November 18, 2019, 07:44 AM »
Yeah that should do it.  I can't remember if I strip the extra spaces.. You don't need them.. If I don't strip them currently I will add code to do so, so you don't get extra spaces in the display.
I tried without spaces and it worked as expected
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  1. [hr]This is the quote which will be followed by author's name.\nAuthor Name
correctly becomes
This is the quote which will be followed by author's name.
Author Name
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Re: NANY 2020 Release - Android App - DiscussionList
« Reply #58 on: November 18, 2019, 07:44 AM »
A bug though!
Quotemarks dont get read / come through as that diamond shaped symbol with a question mark in it.
FWIW the text file was created/saved in Notepad, windows 7

I notice if I add quote marks within Discussion List, they show correctly
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Re: NANY 2020 Release - Android App - DiscussionList
« Reply #59 on: November 18, 2019, 08:02 AM »
Quotemarks dont get read / come through as that diamond shaped symbol with a question mark in it.

This must be one of the quote characters not native in ascii.. That is, a quote that is different from standard doublequote and apostrophe or backtick.

So I think it may have to do with UTF8..

BUT I know i "solved" this issue in some sense..  DiscussionList *will* support such characters, but the file has to be encoded in utf8 i think.

See if you can tell notepad to save the file in utf8 encoding..

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Re: NANY 2020 Release - Android App - DiscussionList
« Reply #60 on: November 18, 2019, 08:37 AM »
I tested with a file created within Notepad and that worked fine. So not really a bug I guess :-[
FWIW with UTF8 format nothing gets imported.

The quotes were copied and pasted. Even though the quotemarks look exactly the same as those typed with Notepad, they dont work. And I used think text files were foolproof and 'just' plain text...

EDIT// sorry forgot to say: I did a find/replace on the dodgy quotation marks. Saved again in ANSI, worked fine
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Re: NANY 2020 Release - Android App - DiscussionList
« Reply #61 on: December 08, 2019, 02:01 AM »
Any last requests?

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Re: NANY 2020 Release - Android App - DiscussionList
« Reply #62 on: December 11, 2019, 08:32 AM »
Any last requests?
I'm late to the party -- so what's new  ;) -- but this is potentially really useful to me.

I have a boss, a couple of subordinates and a variety of weird systems that I have to look after.

I get -- often at fairly random times -- issues that I need to discuss with one or other of the above three people, plus system superusers and so forth, and although I have notebooks and things like Rightnote that help me keep things in order, the advantage of this is that I can add a thought or a discussion point ready for meetings and the like, pretty much wherever I am and whatever I'm doing.

I've been using it for, like, ten minutes so what feedback I have is limited :) but the only early thoughts I have are: (maybe) a single-tap button for return to list view, and (maybe) an optional button to move the current slide to a predefined category (I'm thinking of a "Done" category, for stuff that's been discussed that I can remove but be able to change my mind about, or reopen for later discussion.

But the functionality that's there already seems quite lovely. :)
-- bests, Tim

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