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Will this document shown as PDF preview? or HTML page? If it is PDF Preview, then I think you don't have any control to modify Adobe components. If it is an HTML page then, I think you can have a pattern like page properties. In that you have bring on hide/show widget and provide the properties. If you don't have such flexibility, then try providing ...


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If you are considering this design for multiple device support then I will agree with Mart, you will have to avoid the hover event since touchscreens wont have direct support for that. Now that you have to provide the option I suggest that you can try the following Provide the option in the context menu on the page (right-click) provided you want to let go ...


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I suppose that you don't have space around your document, or don't want to use some. Then your only solution is to display the action button on the document. You chose to show an icon on mouse hover, probably in order not to cover the document unnecessarily. This is fine but be careful as tablet touch screens don't have hover events. Another solution is to ...


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I am wary of any solution where the user has to remember that inputting x really means y. If the "infinite" or "unlimited" state can't be unambiguously represented by the spinner control I would consider using another one specifically for the "unlimited mapping" use case. Perhaps have another checkbox for unlimited that, when selected, disables / greys out ...


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As I understand it layout is more important to comprehension than UI markers. In the Code Complete book by Steve McConnell there is empirical research as to what code block formats are robustly understandable, and which cause issues. In short, as I remember it, nested blocks should be indented, and a block should be left aligned. Now if you have issues ...


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To improve your UI/UX and would strongly suggest you to put a legend somewhere near, so it is clear for your users and then it will not be so important how exactly you show start/finish of a block as long as you notify your users about the meaning of colors/blocks in your interface. That would solve the essence of your problem and the question how to show it ...



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