Re: RANT: user tools = useless tools
Reply #9 –
while I see your point, I really think the issue is similar to many software packages...
E.G. These days most people can build a simple spreadsheet in, say, excel. But how many can use, say, pivot tables?
IMHO NWC is no different. Basic functions are easy and effective, but to really get the most out of it, there are advanced capabilities to be learned - in this case user tools and now object plugins.
You make the point RE plugins that these features should be native... I can't help wondering if that's what many of these functions won't end up being.
Older style user tools - well, I for one couldn't function nearly as well without them, but I will say this, the INSTRUCTIONS for existing user tools, in most, if not all, cases are woefully inadequate. They suffer from the same problem that pretty much every manual does - they make almost no sense to the layman/non-programmer/newbie.
Fix the instructions and examples to be understandable in plain language and things will become much, much easier for the vast majority of users and potential users.