SUGGESTION: Usabilitity issue lack of text wrap in Works section of Factbook

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Jun 11 2015 12:43 AM

This problem received the standard "by design" answer i.e. "it works well enough for our purposes". As I discover that it does not work well enough for me to completely identify a resource on a 20 inch wide display area and as I know that most users are using narrower monitors, I refuse to accept this answer. Therefore I am turning this into a suggestion that either:

  • text wrap is used or
  • the mouse over display include publication data.

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My preference on bibliographies is text wrap with indentation which is not to say that's what I expect. But I do expect to be able to see an entire entry. As you can see below, I cannot make the pane wide enough to see the entire title of an entry in the Works section of Factbook. Yes, I can do a mouse over which provides most but not all of the information for example I can't see the publication date. Unfortunately, in my particular case the publisher and date were the only unique identification I had. What may have seemed fine on paper didn't pass the field tests.

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Steve Workman | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 11 2015 9:05 AM

I am able to recreate this, and I have filed a ticket to get this looked into.

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Steve Workman | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 11 2015 10:14 AM

This is working as designed, it's automatically truncating when the text is too long.

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Philana R. Crouch | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 9 2017 11:10 AM

MJ. Smith:

This problem received the standard "by design" answer i.e. "it works well enough for our purposes". As I discover that it does not work well enough for me to completely identify a resource on a 20 inch wide display area and as I know that most users are using narrower monitors, I refuse to accept this answer. Therefore I am turning this into a suggestion that either:

  • text wrap is used or
  • the mouse over display include publication data.

Original post:

My preference on bibliographies is text wrap with indentation which is not to say that's what I expect. But I do expect to be able to see an entire entry. As you can see below, I cannot make the pane wide enough to see the entire title of an entry in the Works section of Factbook. Yes, I can do a mouse over which provides most but not all of the information for example I can't see the publication date. Unfortunately, in my particular case the publisher and date were the only unique identification I had. What may have seemed fine on paper didn't pass the field tests.

This should be improved in 

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