Subject: Re: tabs - should we implement like buggy '97, or what?
From: Stephen Hack (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Dec 06 1999 - 22:34:28 CST
On Mon, Dec 06, 1999 at 05:29:05PM -0800, Paul Rohr wrote:
> At 06:54 PM 12/6/99 -0600, Stephen Hack wrote:
> >consider this example
> >With the top ruler like this (one center tab at 8")
> > ] <c tab> [
> > 1 <tab> 2
> > <tab> 3
> > <tab> 4
> > <tab> 5
> > <tab> 6
> ><tab> 10101010101010101010<tb> |
> >It will display the 10 10's with the last few off the screen. How should we
> >implement this? Allow drawing out into the margins? and off the page?
> Yep. Screw cases suck, but you've gotta handle them somehow. Unless you've
> got a proposal which clearly works better enough to be worth breaking
> compatibility, we may as well be consistent. Fortunately, in cases like
> this, people are unlikely to author content with this (particular) problem.
> To put it another way, if the document looks bad in Word, it should look
> just as bad here. :-(
here's what currently get implemented...
] <c tab> [
1 <tab> 2
It'll break long runs (even individual words) to the next line.
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