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RE: [XaraXtreme-dev] Text on path indents

The answer to all these is 'the page rulers will show the column width,
margins and tabs'

It almost doesn't matter whether your story is at an angle, or it's
along a curve. It has a length, and left and right margin and tabs, and
the main requirement is to be able to see those and set them. The page
rulers do this fine.

There is no plan to have any 'other' ruler.

(Of course we're doing this simply to avoid a whole chunk of potentially
quite complex column ruler drawing and new UI.  This is the minimum new
UI solution.)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:owner-dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Alex Bligh
> Sent: 05 July 2006 12:16
> To: dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Cc: Alex Bligh
> Subject: RE: [XaraXtreme-dev] Text on path indents
> --On 05 July 2006 12:03 +0100 Charles Moir <CharlesM@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > For consistency are you thinking of showing margins on the 
> ruler for 
> > text on a curve just as you do for normal text?
> How would we show margins on the rulers for (say) text 
> wrapped around an almost-complete circle? The start (normally 
> left) margin could be to the right of the end (normally right) margin.
> If a text story is fitted on a curve which is multivalued for 
> a given X point (for instance a "(" or ")" shaped curve), how 
> will adjusting the value of the indent on a horizontal ruler work?
> When a text story is rotated, will we show margins on the "other"
> ruler? What if it's rotated 45 degrees? Do we show it on both 
> rulers then?
> If a text story is upside down, do we call the start margin 
> the right margin, and the stop margin the left margin?
> What we are currently doing with the indent blobs (and I 
> agree they should be consistent for wrapping text stories no 
> matter how
> created) is effectively to show the ruler on the curve on 
> which the text is typed. This (it seems to me) is probably 
> the most useful state of affairs for any non-horizontal text 
> story. I hope we will be able to keep this (potentially 
> additionally) and if Martin is doing (say) tab-stops, these 
> should appear on the curve too. I suspect ruler operation is 
> going to be pretty confusing for text on some curves.
> Alex