1) Remove the Pay Amount button. By default, all items are selected, so the
Pay selected will do the job.
2) Remove the cancel link. A) It's a link, not a button. B) All it does is
change tabs. There isn't anything to really cancel. Changing tabs or
navigating elsewhere does the same thing.
3) Remove Write off all button and replace with Write off selected button.
4) Remove the individual Pay and Write off buttons. They are redundant.
#4 is my opinion, but they really convolute the flow. The checkboxes and two
buttons are sufficient and straight forward.
--- Comment #1 from Christopher Brannon <[hidden email]> ---
I'll add one more.
Since a Write off means removing a fine/fee without payment we might consider:
5) Have only one action button at the bottom. It defaults to Pay selected, but
a dropdown button to the side reveals Write off selected. If this is too
controversial, perhaps it could be setup as an option in preferences.
--- Comment #3 from Kyle M Hall <[hidden email]> ---
Christopher, I would propose a bit of an alternative. I've attached a
screenshot of the payment feature from the old accounts rewrite. As you can
see, there are a series of checkboxes and an amount field that is updated based
on what is selected. So you can pay by selected, or pay by amount ( or a
combination of both ). All the pay buttons are replaced with a single button
and a pulldown that lets you select whether the fine is being paid of forgiven
( the rewrite also allows for other arbitrarily defined payment types ).
--- Comment #5 from Kyle M Hall <[hidden email]> ---
(In reply to Christopher Brannon from comment #4)
> I like it. It is very similar to my request. The one thing I have trouble
> with is the note. This does not give the option to place individual notes
> on the individual items. See
> https://bugs.koha-community.org/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=17409 for my
> suggestion and let me know your thoughts.
I would suggest we have a global notes fields, and a per-line notes field. The
notes can then be concatenated when the payments are made. How does that sound?
> I still think the real estate could be consolidated more by combining the
> dropdown and process into an action button that defaults to payment. What
> do you think?
Hmm, it's not a bad suggestion, but I fear accidental mis-choosing of the
payment type. We could add a confirmation popup, but then the number of clicks
wouldn't be reduced. What do you think?