A while I go I asked you how"mac-ish" you want Notes 8.5 on the Mac to be.
Thanks for the responses, I read every one. I met yesterday with our Mac visualdesigner (Carrie) and the developer in charge of the Mac theme(Chris) and we made a few decisions. For example, we agreed to make the statusbar icons monochrome, and center the status message. We also agreed that wewant the selected tab to have the "upside down" look-- that is,it bleeds into the top. We want to make the toolbar separators a"dot" like on other Mac apps, and more things like that.
One place where we backed off was the toolbar butons. We discussed re-drawingthe toolbar icons to have a mac look, and we discussed paring down thenumber of buttons on the toolbar, for a more Mac feel. After someinvestigation, we concluded that we do not have the time or resources to redoALL the toolbar icons (there are a lot!) and also to test them to make sure allthe conditionalization works to show the right toolbar on the rightplatform. We (eventually, after a bunch of metaphoricalhand-wringing) decided NOT to pare down the toolbars, either. Ourrationale is-- (in addition to worrying about whether we can fit it into the8.5 cycle), that since we are not giving the buttons a Mac look, then evenparing them down would not help THAT much. Please bear in mind, however, thatin 8.0 in general, we pared down the toolbars so that onlythe context-sensitive one and search show up by default.
We'll keep you posted on other Mac deisgn issues as they arise. We're workingon photoshop pictures right now. I may or may not post them-- I don't want toget your hopes up too high in case the actual rendering is not quite asbeautiful as Carrie's pictures.