Subject: Re: Headers/Footers Page numbers.
From: Paul Rohr (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Mar 15 2001 - 11:16:39 CST
At 12:42 AM 3/16/01 +1100, Martin Sevior wrote:
>On Thu, 15 Mar 2001, Thomas Fletcher wrote:
>> If one doesn't exist, then there is just an empty rectangle waiting
>> for the user to click to input. Then if they want to insert fields
>> images or anything else, they just work normally. Why does Word
>> make this so complicated ... and is there a reason why we want to?
>OK I see your point. I've been thinking along the same lines. This is the
>most natural behaviour a WYSIWYG Word Processor should exhibit.
Sounds like we have a clear consensus here. I *love* consensus. :-)
>this to actually work will require that every DocSection also have both
>Headers and Footers. These will have to be created on every section break
>and by default with new documents. We will also have to create a View
>method to create Header/Footers for old docs upon constructing a view. So
>after a loadDocument() method we scan the document and if a section is
>missing headers or footers we put them in. Actually we could reuse this
>code for inserting Header/Footers after every section break.
I'm hoping that there's a way to manage this so that we can just add
headers/footers on demand as needed, like Sam suggested.
If so, then legacy documents wouldn't need any special code. Ditto for
import/export of documents from other file formats which may not even have a
concept of headers & footers.
>This could all be done if people think it is worth the effort. Editting
>Abi docs will suddenly look a lot different with the rectangular boxes on
>the top and bottom of every page. Is this what we should do?
Yeah, that would look different, and not necessarily in a good way. I've
lost track of the reason why we always need the boxes. Do we?
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