[Ardour-Users] Ardour Manual Updates

Thomas Vecchione seablaede at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 18:40:52 PDT 2009

On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 5:26 PM, Stephen Doonan <stephen.doonan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Regarding the annotating, drop-down menus are mentioned, but what about
> pop-up menus? For example, how would you like the screenshot of the mixer
> window to look? With the popup menus that occur when one right-clicks the
> Strips or Groups pane, and/or the popups when one clicks the Input and
> Output buttons, or the space for plug-ins? If too many of the popups are
> visible, the screenshot for the window will be obscured and perhaps too many
> areas covered up.
> I'm just trying to get an idea of how to do this, and the answers may be
> helpful to others who may consider the idea of making a screenshot or two.

Good questions and thank you for bringing them up.  Regarding Popup
Menus, and what I will call 'Context Menus' which come by right
clicking on something... No, I do not believe we need a screenshot for
them.  Instead what I am playing with and seems to be working so far,
is to use a borderless table, on the left hand side put the Menu
option, and on the right hand side a description of what it does.

This also works for ANYTHING that is a series of quick options that
need to be described.  I just changed the 'Automation Tracks' article
in this fashion for the automation modes, and it seems to work well.
I have to tweak the column widths to fit each table manually though,
so if you look at a PDF of a table you just made and it doesn't look
good(The columns evenly split the page) that is only because I have
not tweaked the width of them in the PDF output manually yet.  Make
sure I know about it somehow, or do it yourself via the table settings
icon in the editor.

Speaking of which, to create a borderless table, in the table
settings(Click on the icon that looks like a hand/finger hovering over
a table) at the bottom is an option called classes.  Set that to
borderless by utilizing the dropdown menu.  I will be going through
and doing this to many things over the next few days most
likely(Though I likely won't be doing much tomorrow at all due to

Please keep questions coming as you get them!


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