Re: Dialog Boxes

Subject: Re: Dialog Boxes
From: Kathryn Marshall <kmarshall -at- MODACAD -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 1997 11:57:43 -0700

y'all might want to forward your dialog box emails directly to the guy
who originally posted the message. he mentioned he gets the digest and
wouldn't see your responses right away.


-Kathryn

> ----------
> From: Mark Wilden[SMTP:Mark -at- MWILDEN -dot- COM]
> Reply To: Mark Wilden
> Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 1997 11:55 AM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Re: Dialog Boxes
>
> > From: Julie <nobozos -at- SOUND -dot- NET>
> >
> > Make them change it, or do what I did, and learn how to change it
> yourself.
> > Most programmers that I've worked with were willing to show me how
> to
> deal
> > with source code control and how to read code if I would change
> stuff
> like
> > that for them.
>
> In this case, it would be a little trickier than just editing source
> code,
> as stuff like dialog text is usually not in the source code itself,
> but in
> the resource file. You use a resource editor rather than a text editor
> to
> change it. This is actually easier than hunting through the source
> code,
> but it's an additional tool that must be learned.
>
> Which is not to say that I don't think it would be productive for
> writers
> to learn and to be given the opportunity to do this. Most programmers
> shouldn't be allowed anywhere near human-readable text (and I say this
> as a
> programmer).
>
> Mark -at- mWilden -dot- com
>
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