From: Mike Nordell (tamlin_at_algonet.se)
Date: Sun Nov 23 2003 - 22:14:42 EST
Ryan Pavlik wrote:
> In the process of doing so, I noticed that Columns has changed, too.
<snipped columns dialog screenshot>
Is that really how it's supposed to look - a big fat black border
surrounding the the preview "page"?
It also seems to me the spacing between the "Preview" group box and that
black mass is way less than what it should be. I recall something about 7
and 4 DLU's (and the calculations used for pixels->DLU conversion and back).
Another thing that got my attention was that it displayed inches down to the
fourth decimal, even when 0.25 (which I'd venture to guess americans would
rather like to see as 1/4" ?) or even zero. Telling that a value is 0, or
0.0000, seems to me be more of an interest for academic research
auto-parsing software than anything that belongs in a UI. :-)
Which brings me to... Would it perhaps be time to create an XP class for
these "unit" kind of values? Not only for their display, but also for the
internal representation and (de)serializing to the document to not loose
precision in e.g 7/31<unit> to some SI unit. That class (or some helper
functions using it) would then obviously use both unit and preferred display
(decimal/fraction). Just an idea.
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