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  • Terry Clancy 202 posts 929 karma points
    23 days ago
    Terry Clancy

    Umbacko BackOffice Doc Type Templates Picker seems Clunky and Difficult to use

    Hi All,

    As shown below the UI for Umbraco BackOffice / Settings / Document Types / [Your Doc Type] /Templates is not usable with long file names that extend beyond the box for each template. As you can see the names overlap each other and become unreadable.

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    Even worse is the Template Picker you get when you press on “Choose Extra Template” on that page. As you can see below the situation is worse in that case and you can not identify the template you are looking for.

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    Is there anything I am missing in terms of a view to overcome this ? If not please consider fixing in future versions.

    Note that back in I think Umbraco V6 this was not an issue as the templates and template picker were list based and worked very nicely. In a well intentioned attempt to make the UI more modern and easy to use it seems to me to have been made clucky and difficult to use.

    Thanks Terry Clancy


  • Nik 1335 posts 5725 karma points MVP 3x c-trib
    21 days ago

    Hi Terry,

    I can see the issue you are having. My first thought is, don't put _'s in the names use spaces instead to allow the names to wrap naturally.

    I guess, it could be quite nice if there was a config setting that you could toggle to change it to a list view instead of a grid view.

    I'd also like to see support for folders in the template section.


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