Re: Normal View nitpick

Subject: Re: Normal View nitpick
From: Martin Sevior (
Date: Tue Nov 13 2001 - 06:02:39 CST

On Tue, 13 Nov 2001, Alan wrote:

> I was using Abiword, testing normal view and thinking what do i need
> rulers for.
> Using MS Word 2000 Print view both Horzontal and vertical rulers are
> shown
> but in Normal view only the Horizontal ruler is shown
> (The vertical ruler is available for print view only turned on by
> default but you can turn it off from the Tools (menu) -> Options (Menu
> item)-> View (tab panel) )
> So in Abiword normal view space is wasted by a vertical ruler that
> should not be there and there is a about an inch worth of space for a
> margin that should not really be there either.
> mail me if you want a better description, im feeling tired and grumpy
> this morning
> i really could do with something hot and sweet (i mean a cup of tea or
> something :)
> back to abiword bug testing...

The leftruler was removed from the unix/gnome builds when I implemented
it. I hope it has not crept back in.

I also left the top ruler and left/right margin controls in place because
people spend a lot of time getting indents and margins right. This seemed
a reasonable compromise between true WYSIWYG and extra space for typing.



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