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RE: [XaraXtreme-dev] Negative margins

The version I was playing with did let the margins go outside the column
width. I thought it was a bug.  Might be useful, but I think it's a bit
weird.  My inclination is to not allow it until we find this really
would be useful.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:owner-dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Martin Wuerthner
> Sent: 26 July 2006 14:52
> To: dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [XaraXtreme-dev] Negative margins
> In the current text tool code the margins can only be 
> positive, i.e., you cannot move the left margin to the left 
> of the text origin and you cannot move the right margin 
> further right than the width of the text object. I put in 
> these limitations because I thought that users might be 
> confused if they could.
> However, the code handles negative margins just fine - these 
> effectively allow text to go outside the specified column, 
> both left and right. So, should I remove the checks and allow 
> it? Some users might find it useful. Word and OpenOffice do allow it.
> Martin