Today, I was looking for an icon for switching the page previews in the "arrange pages" dialog. An eye? A magnifying glass?
Well, it's not really about making the item visible. And it has not much to do with a magnifying glass... Yes, I know: the magnifying glass is THE icon for zooming, for previewing and for searching. Wait: is it not a bit too much?
Let's have closer look at how Scribus is using the magnifying glass:
May I give my opinion?
- I like the magnifier for the zoom buttons.
- We probably don't need an icon for the search and replace menu item.
- We should use the same symbol for both the print and the on canvas previews. Is the magnifier the right one?
- The same for the preflight verifier.
I still don't have an icon for the "arrange pages" dialog (no, I really don't think that a magnifying glass is a good idea...), but I'm open to your suggestions!
But, really: does anybody – still – use magnifying glasses for looking at her DTP work?