BUG: Sentence Diagrams "Dancing"

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Jonathan | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Nov 21 2011 7:13 AM | Locked

When I open a new sentence diagram (in text flow diagram format) and attempt to diagram a passage (i.e. Mark 2:23-3:6 from NA27) the diagram "dances" when I drag a section of text below another section of text (i.e. drag παραπορεύεσθαι under Καὶ ἐγένετο αὐτὸν ἐν τοῖς σάββασιν).

By dancing, I mean that it keeps switching between where I want it to be and back to where it was previously. It especially does this if I pause for a second while dragging. If I keep the mouse moving everything is fine, but as soon as I stop it jumps back to where it was before. This makes it very hard to diagram as you have to release the mouse button as soon as you stop moving the mouse.

I did find a temporary work-around to the problem. If I drag the text down several dozen lines and then separate and drag up the sections of text I want I can form my diagram that way without the "dancing" problem.

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 21 2011 11:48 AM | Locked

Jonathan:
I mean that it keeps switching between where I want it to be and back to where it was previously.

Reported a similar problem a couple of weeks ago, and Melissa requested a screen video. I do not have the means of producing this. If you can made a video, it would probably be very helpful to the developers.

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Jonathan | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 21 2011 1:37 PM | Locked

Jack Caviness:

Jonathan:
I mean that it keeps switching between where I want it to be and back to where it was previously.

Reported a similar problem a couple of weeks ago, and Melissa requested a screen video. I do not have the means of producing this. If you can made a video, it would probably be very helpful to the developers.

I've uploaded a screencast to Youtube, here.

In the video you can notice that I tried many different ways to move the text. The bug seems to only effect the lowest un-seperated portion of the text. If I separate a section of text from this lower portion I can move it however I want.

 

 

 

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Jonathan | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 21 2011 1:39 PM | Locked

PS. Obviously I didn't make a real block diagram in the video. But you get the idea... It is very hard to make a block diagram when you have to think through how to arrange the text so it doesn't start "dancing" on you.

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Jonathan | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 21 2011 1:50 PM | Locked

One other thing... I don't know why I didn't think of this before, but if you separate the very last word of the block of text from the rest of the text it keeps all the rest of the text from "dancing."

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 22 2011 2:35 AM | Locked

Jonathan:
I've uploaded a screencast to Youtube, here.

This is similar to the incident reported here 304080.aspx There the text was leaping off screen as it was moved, and separating a small block of text did not remedy the situation.

Melissa reported that she could not duplicate the problem, and it has become much less frequent for me. In fact, since restarting the Mac, it has only occurred once. That is when I discovered the text had moved a full screen to the right rather than being deleted from the diagram.

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Jonathan | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 22 2011 10:52 AM | Locked

Jack Caviness:

Jonathan:
I've uploaded a screencast to Youtube, here.

This is similar to the incident reported here 304080.aspx There the text was leaping off screen as it was moved, and separating a small block of text did not remedy the situation.

Melissa reported that she could not duplicate the problem, and it has become much less frequent for me. In fact, since restarting the Mac, it has only occurred once. That is when I discovered the text had moved a full screen to the right rather than being deleted from the diagram.

I cannot always reproduce the issue either (especially with smaller portions of text), but I have found that it happens more often with a large portion of text. It also happens more often when I am dragging a portion of text to a point where scrolling is necessary. I would encourage the folks at Logos to try dragging a large portion of text (perhaps like half of 1 Corinthians 13) down several inches on the screen. That way L4 is forced to scroll while dragging. This almost always produces the issue for me.

 

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Tonya J Ross | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 22 2011 1:15 PM | Locked

Thank you very much for the screencast.  With the the last bit of information...

Jonathan:
It also happens more often when I am dragging a portion of text to a point where scrolling is necessary.

I am able to reproduce the issue, and will report it to Development.  Thank you for your diligence in tracking the issue down.  
Hopefully the fix for this issue will also fix completely the behavior you've been seeing Jack.

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 22 2011 2:57 PM | Locked

Tonya J Ross:
I am able to reproduce the issue

That is good news. Thank you Tonya.

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Jonathan | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 6 2011 11:26 AM | Locked

I'm not sure if this was supposed to be fixed in Beta 8 (I didn't find it on the Bug Fixes list or the Known Issues List). The issue has subsided substantially in the latest release, but I still am noticing a little of the dancing issue.

Also I am running into something that I think is a new issue where if I move a bunch of text down and then up slightly the last line of the block gets left behind.

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Tonya J Ross | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 12 2011 3:27 PM | Locked

This issue should be resolved in 4.5 Beta 10.

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