RE: FmtMark

Subject: RE: FmtMark
From: Martin Sevior (
Date: Thu May 03 2001 - 07:02:35 CDT

On Thu, 3 May 2001, Chris Winne wrote:

> At Thu, 26 Apr 2001 05:36:17 -0700, Paul Rohr wrote:
> > people wanted a way to preserve certain formatting information
> Perhaps there could be a way to "capture" the FmtMark state, and paste it
> to another location. I am thinking of my 12-year-old daughter's (who, by
> the way, also love "The Ant") of, when typing up questions for school (in
> *bold* and particular indent), then goes back and fills in the answer notBold,
> and with a different indent. This requires her (unless there is a feature
> we are missing) to manually change the font/indent on each answer, as the
> formatting defaults to that of the question. If one could just paste in
> the proper set of formatting codes before the "answer", it would be so
> convenient.

Wow! A Normal Person :-) Abi explicitly preserves the formating of the
text you cut and paste. When you paste your text you always have same
format as what you cut. This is normally what people want.

The feature you want I think is "styles". We're working on that now. That
way you can fill in all the answers you want, define a style for the
answer (including indent, boldness etc.) then select the region you want
to change (greying) and apply the style. All text in the range will then
match your requested style.



> > [**] Where "madness" == "reveal codes". ;-)
> This was one nice thing about reveal codes - it is possible to just cut and paste the formatting, though this of course required all the formating to be
> contiguous. Again, to cut ALL the formating from a particular location and
> paste in somewhere else would probably eliminate any desire this particular
> user has for the "madness".
> Chris Winne

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