Re: TAB in tables.

From: Alan Horkan <>
Date: Tue May 18 2004 - 14:43:30 CEST

> The argument against this is that we should strive to make abiword as
> "modeless" as possible so that new users do not have to remember that
> abiword behaves differently in different contexts. This make it easy to
> use since you only have to learn one set of behaviour. (Which is why I
> hate outline mode.)
> Opinions?
> I personally now think that we have to go with the MS behaviour even
> though I personally think it's broken. The weight of the world is
> pushing us this way.

I cannot help feeling you are right, too many users are familiar with this
behaviour, even if only for consistancy with Gnumeric this would be

I would be relectant to add a preference to allow users to disable tab
navigation of tables. my only concern is that there needs to be a
relatively easy way to insert Tabs into tables.

Anyone know of a word processor that doesn't use tab navigation for tables
or know of a really easy system for inserting escape characters? (even
easier than using a character map).

- Alan
Received on Tue May 18 14:34:24 2004

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