Re: Switching styles

From: Randy Kramer (
Date: Sat Aug 30 2003 - 13:34:50 EDT

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    Thanks for the response -- some comments below!

    On Saturday 30 August 2003 10:20 am, wrote:
    > This got me thinking thinking for a post 2.0 feature. Alt-S Selects style
    > drop down box, naviagte it with up/down arrows, select with return.
    > We'd need to define a simple way to escape this if a user accidently
    > enabled the feature since it would basically steal the keyboard focus.
    > Maybe clicking anywhere witht eh mouse would put the focus back in abiword.

    That sounds ok (trying to sound unenthusiastic), but I'd really rather have
    the ability to assign styles directly using keyboard shortcuts (assignable by
    me) -- in Word I had pretty much (muscle) memorized (not that it takes much
    effort) <ctrl><alt><shift> (with one hand) and n (for normal), 1 thru 9 (for
    headings 1 thru 9), etc. (with the other hand).

    (The <ctrl><alt><shift> was an aberration, but it was the only combination
    key "namespace" that Word hadn't used at least a little bit of for one thing
    or another. Today I'd look seriously at the <windows> key (forget what it's
    called in Linux) -- works well for my Nedit macros.)

    > >> What are AbiWord's macro capabilities?
    > >
    > > I'm not at all clear on that myself, so can offer no response.
    > Write them in perl, python or C as a plugin. Sorry we don't record
    > keyboard strokers for replay.
    > It would be simple enough to do but we've just had too many other things
    > to do.

    I searched bugzilla and couldn't find it, so I created bug (RFE) 5681
    ( -- will add a few votes

    Randy Kramer

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