Piestar
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Tue 7 Jun 2016
at 05:45
Update preview
I would like to suggest we be able to see the preview view of character sheets as well as posts.
matthewfenn
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Tue 7 Jun 2016
at 14:12
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plus 1 from me.
Evil Empryss
 member, 1478 posts
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Tue 7 Jun 2016
at 14:16
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I think this has been brought up before, but a definite +1 from me.

Too many times I have to fuss with tables, updating, checking, and then having to go back in to fix the table.  It would be so much easier if I could just get the preview option like posts get.
Skald
 moderator, 702 posts
 Whatever it is,
 I'm against it
Tue 7 Jun 2016
at 14:23
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I think originally the character sheet was envisaged as plain text ... but now we have easy tables, so +1 from me too.  :>
Tyr Hawk
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Tue 7 Jun 2016
at 23:20
Re: Update preview
Skald:
+1 from me too.  :>

And this from the mod whose signature is "Whatever it is, I'm against it" so you know it's good. ;D

Also, can I give this a +2? I build very large and complex character sheets with easy tables and having to submit to see if I've misformatted something is a pain. I can build them in a reply post somewhere with a preview button, but it just makes more sense to build them where they're meant to go, you know? ^_^
Pat
 member, 116 posts
Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 00:37
Re: Update preview
Even without tables, a +1, since the default character sheets don't soft-wrap text.
AlexDemille
 member, 65 posts
Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 04:49
Re: Update preview
I'd love to see options for uploading PDFs and advanced character sheets (similar to R20).
Piestar
 member, 684 posts
 once upon a time...
 ...there was a little pie
Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 04:51
Re: Update preview
AlexDemille:
I'd love to see options for uploading PDFs and advanced character sheets (similar to R20).


I agree, but that should probably be it's own  topic.
AlexDemille
 member, 66 posts
Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 05:07
Re: Update preview
In reply to Piestar (msg # 8):

Agreed, but I also don't see it happening anytime soon.
Skald
 moderator, 703 posts
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Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 05:55
Re: Update preview
You are talking larger file sizes if we're looking at PDFs, which will take up far more storage than the plain text we're currently working with.  And preview isn't going to be relevant there - it'd be click to open file, rather than wanting to see how RPoL renders RuBB code.

But PDF option (or any file type, really - I'm sure there'd be a market for XLS) could be a good feature for subscribers when that eventually gets here (and before anyone asks, no, we don't have an ETA yet).  :>
Piestar
 member, 686 posts
 once upon a time...
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Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 06:50
Re: Update preview
You might be able to have more complex character sheets hosted elsewhere, linked to your game. As long as RPoL isn't having to pay for the bandwidth, I imagine they would be okay with that.
bigbadron
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Wed 8 Jun 2016
at 13:57
Re: Update preview
In reply to Piestar (msg # 11):

Yes, you can already do that.  Set up you complex character sheet elsewhere, and just post the link into the RPoL character sheet.

You can also take a screen shot of the sheet, and post that into the RPoL sheet as an image.
AlexDemille
 member, 67 posts
Thu 9 Jun 2016
at 05:04
Re: Update preview
In reply to Skald (msg # 10):

Understandable.  It's unfortunate but completely understandable with the (I assume) low revenue of the site.  I'd be excited to see a small subscriber-only feature for advanced character sheets when you finally get the sub features set up.
Denalor
 member, 97 posts
Thu 9 Jun 2016
at 05:11
Re: Update preview
+1 for the original topic from me
Lord Sarverious
 member, 138 posts
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Thu 9 Jun 2016
at 16:01
Re: Update preview
+1... that would be nice. I find myself updating and editing my character sheet several times while i try and format lines and colors
Waxahachie
 member, 138 posts
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 the sleepers
Thu 9 Jun 2016
at 16:09
Re: Update preview
+1 to the original request to add preview functionality to the character sheet
PrettyBirdie1
 member, 225 posts
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Fri 10 Jun 2016
at 12:06
Re: Update preview
Definite +1 to the original request from me.