From: Dom Lachowicz (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Feb 22 2002 - 14:34:39 GMT
Screen real estate: Currently with margins set at one inch on each side
and even if I remove the rulers, I can barely get my text on the
screen. Using the "Zoom" option at 75 percent makes my text too small.
How about adding increments of 95 and 90 percent to the Zoom scale? How
about making the "Page width" option a screen width option? (I note
also that with "Page width" my text runs outside the margins.) I find
it no hardship to use the keyboard to scroll the screen. How about
making scroll bars optional?
Normal view mode might help you. Also, you can zoom to any custom
percent via the 'Zoom' dialog.
Margins: I find that if I change the margins, ("File" then Page Setup"
then "Margin") prepare a document, then exit Abiword, that when I reload
the document I've saved, I'm back to the default margins (I'm using
rtf). How about making margins: 1- stick with the document so that
when it is reloaded it has the same margins as when saved. 2- When
margins are changed have the new margins remain the default margins
until once again modified.
RTF should preserve margin settings. If it doesn't, please go to
bugzilla.abisource.com and file a bug on it.
If you want all documents to start up with the same default margins,
edit them and save them to your normal.awt file. We have help docs on
Templates I note that there is a "Templates" folder. How about being
able to retrieve templates from a list brought up in the "File" menu?
Working on this. Until then, file->open will work.
Style I especially like the "Style" capability. ("Format" then
"Style") I played around with it both trying to modify existing styles
and creating my own "User defined styles." I could create a style okay
but when I shut down Abiword, and then reloaded it everything apparently
goes back to defaults. A way to save styles is needed
A way to save styles is possible. See the normal.awt document.
Modify Tool Bars No big deal, but I'd like the option to modify the
icons on the tool bars. The way I like to set up is give first priority
to key board short cuts, then have only one tool bar set up with
frequently used icons and then as a last resort use the menus.
Works on unix, can work via editing your config file on Windows. Will
work on Win32 eventually.
Page numbers I had a devil of a time setting up a header with page
numbers. I'd go to "Insert" and then "Page numbers" get the little
dialog box, bring up "header" and "left" and nothing happened. Then I
noticed that there is a second way of doing page numbers. "Insert" then
"Field" then "Numbers." This way works! Why two ways? Going through
the "Field" option isn't a very intuitive way to insert page numbers
into a header..
Because people like putting all different types of stuff in the headers
and footers of their document. Since most automatically-generated
numbers are fields, inserting fields into headers and footers seems
quite intuitive to me.
Headers: I found you can't set up a header (or footer) without making
room for it in "File" then "Page setup" then "Margin." I suggest a
"Header" and "Footer" option in the "Insert" menu, then a dialog box to
set desired size, to edit, erase, etc.
Sorry, but I don't think this will happen.
Plugins: I've had no luck with the plugins. At this point in time are
they only operational for Linux users? If they should work with Windows
95, I'll go back and play with them some more.
They all work fine for me on Win2k and on Unix.
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