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[XaraXtreme-dev] Text formatting enhancements
- From: Martin Wuerthner <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2006 11:12:16 +0200
- Subject: [XaraXtreme-dev] Text formatting enhancements
The text tool now supports left, right, centre and decimal tab stops.
To create a tab character in text, simply press the Tab key.
While a text object is selected or the cursor is in a text object the
page ruler (enabled by pressing Ctrl-L) displays the text ruler with
the tab stops that apply to the current paragraph. The formatting
width (i.e., unbounded for non-wrapping text lines) of the current
text object is highlighted in white on the ruler.
The "current tab stop type" button to the left of the origin shows the
currently selected tab stop type. By clicking on the button you can
cycle through the four available tab stop types. Clicking within the
highlighted area on the ruler creates a tab stop of the currently
selected type. You can move existing tab stops simply by dragging them
somewhere else on the ruler (the mouse pointer used during dragging
will eventually be the tab stop graphic). You can delete tab stops by
dragging them off the ruler. Any changes to the ruler are applied to
the selection (i.e., the selected text or text objects) or to the
paragraph the cursor is in if no text is selected.
The default text ruler attribute is empty, but there are always
implicit tab stops at equidistant positions beyond the last
user-created tab stop. These are shown on the tab ruler, too.
Decimal tab stops align to the decimal point character as defined in
the current locale. The decimal point character is stored in the tab
stop, so files display the same even when moved between locales.
- In addition to the tab stops, the text ruler also shows
markers for the left/right margin and the first line indent.
These cannot be dragged yet.
- Clicking on the ruler steals the keyboard focus from the
document view, so after editing the ruler, you have to click
in the text to put the focus back before you can continue
- EPS export for tabs is not implemented yet.
Apart from these limitations, the implementation is supposed to be
stable, so if you find anything wrong, please file a bug report.