Re: [pcgen] [BUG] Spellbooks
>> I just figured out that if you right click on a spell book in tehJust a couple of usability points:
>> spellbooks tab you get a popup menu. But there is no indication that a
>> spellbook will auto add new known spells.
> If you click on the spellbook, the info pane in the bottom left will
> show it as "Default Book for New Known Spells" after the name.
1 - The popup menu states: "Auto add new known spells to Spellbook" but
there is no indication that only 1 spell book can have this flag set. The
wording indicates that you can have multiple spellbooks with this set and
each one would have any new spells added by default. (eg. I have a main
and a backup spellbook and I add all new spells to both so that I do not
have a crisis if I loose the main book).
2 - The wording of the popup menu and the details in the "Spell Info" box
are not worded in such a way as to make it obvious that they are the same
3 - The popup menu looks like it should have a tick mark next to the entry
if the spell book has the auto add flag set.
4 - Selecting the auto add popup option does not cause the spell info box
to be refreshed, so there is no indication that it has done anything. The
only way to refresh the spell info box is to select another spell book and
then reselect the first one.
5 - I intuitively expect that if I make a menu choice like "Auto add" top
a spellbook that the spellbook entry in the tree would get updated with
some kind of indicator. eg. "Spellbook [65/100, Auto-Add]" or "Spellbook
[65/100]*" with a note at the below the tree to indicate that spellbooks
marked with "*" will automatically add new spells.
6 - If a spellbook has the Auto Add flag set and is full then I would
expect that when a new spell is added on the "Known Spells" tab that I get
a message stating "You spellbook 'Spellbook (Wizard)' is full so this
spell has not automatically been added to the spellbook. Please manually
add it to a different spellbook", rather than a message stating "There are
not enough pages left to add this spell to the spellbook". I did not try
to add a spell to a spellbook, I tried to add a spell to my selection of
known spells so the message is rather confusing and does not give the user
any obvious idea how to fix it.
7 - On the Known Spells tab not all of the combinations of "Sort known
spells by:" will show the spells. Class/School shows the spells in the
"Sort Spells By" for all spells, but does not show any spells if you use
that sorting combination in "Sort Known Spells by:" or "Sort Recorded
> I didn't think that the default book was on by default though. I'llI think I must have fiddled when the spellbook functionality first came
> have to check on that.
out and forgot