Re: commit -- toolbar buttons for super/sub

Subject: Re: commit -- toolbar buttons for super/sub
From: Paul Rohr (
Date: Wed Dec 08 1999 - 16:24:16 CST

At 12:30 PM 12/8/99 -0600, Stephen Hack wrote:
>Is there any plans to put this into the paragraph dialog? For it is a font

It's a character property, so if it goes anywhere, it should eventually be
in the font dialog.

For now though, I'd suggest that we hold off on redesigning that dialog for
a while, and probably not until after 1.0. We'll eventually want to unify
the various platform font dialogs and add formatter support for a bunch of
additional character-level properties (like various underscore types, etc.).

The right time to redesign that dialog is when folks are ready to add
support for a *bunch* of those more sophisticated properties. Incrementally
redoing that dialog for every single new property is a pain for folks doing
the ports, and confusing for users.

In the mean time, there are plenty of:

  - existing dialogs to finish (zoom, break, paragraph, options) and
  - new dialogs to add (tabs, insert date and time, page setup, etc.).

It's not like we're short on pre-1.0 UI work without this. :-)


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