any ETA on when we
will be able to have the footer available for use on the paper
(AccuVote OS) ballots?
Not any time soon for the
greyed out "footer" radio button I suspect
probably give you "card footers" which sit at the very bottom
of the card and span all columns on pretty short order. That isn't
very usefull for cramped ballots, though it is probably better than
nothing. I'll get that into the next release if people are
Auto layout of
card footers and card headers is complete. It will be in 1.16.1.
We'll do a testing release relatively soon.
plan was to have the headers appear on both sides of the card
spanning all columns, but it turned out a bit better than that. The
number of columns for the header is instead specified in the header
width as usual. If you do not choose the "specify column"
placement option, the header will be placed on both sides of the card,
starting at column zero. If you do specify a column, then the
header will be placed at that column and side only. This allows you to
create headers on card fronts that say "continue voting on
back" but that do not appear on the card backs. It also
allows you to place the header only in the last column, so space isn't
wasted in the other columns.
Card headers and
footers appear on all cards: the race range is
ignored. You can however use the voter group option to
create card headers/footers that are specific to a party. The races are always layed
out starting at the front, column zero, regardless of how the card
headers/footers were placed. This differs
from normal headers where the placement options determine how the
race group will lay out. If you create more than one card
header/footer, then they stack on each other in the order of the header id,
top to bottom.
what card headers/footers don't allow you to do is create a
header just below the last race in a column, or at the bottom of each
column. That will have to wait for the currently disabled