Thanks for your suggestion, I’m happy to see this an open topic:
Ability to move a page widget (like a table, card, chart) into a top bar, where it will show up collapsed, as a button (or tab).
Ability to expand a widget to a full-screen (lightbox) view, either by clicking the button, or a new “expand” icon available on every widget.
It will be possible to rearrange the buttons in the bar, or to drag those collapsed widgets back into the page layout.
For complex data, e.g. with many tables of data linking to a customer, it would make it possible to have all the linked data accessible at one click, without having to fit it all on one page.
=> I think that for a lot of users these improvement are quite good, BUT :
- Is there a real ergonomic gain in using the tab rather than going to another page of the same document with a hypertext link? To be tested…
- If there are a lot of tabs, won’t that be confusing too?
For example in web design you have the same problem:
- Either you use tabs in a menu
- Either you put it in a long verticall scrollable layout (the modern way)
With tabs you have a better data structure, but having the possibility of going back and forth with a few turns of the mouse wheel is for me more efficient and more ergonomic.
In addition, it allows you to keep a visual structure of the document which helps you to find your way around, which brings you closer to your work.
To be weighed in the balance or perhaps to have both possibilities ?