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From Hagar Delest <hagar.del...@laposte.net>
Subject Re: [4.0 brainstorming] Making Page Breaks more visible
Date Sat, 12 May 2012 19:13:26 GMT
+1.
Seems very logical indeed.
The "Page break" label should be visible somewhere in line with the PB location. Do you mean
it should be in the margin?
A hot spot that opens the attributes by double-click would improve th user experience to change
page numbers, page styles, ...

Hagar

Le sam. 12 mai 2012 16:40:27 CEST, RGB ES <rgb.mldc@gmail.com> a écrit :

> I would like to ask you for feedback on this idea, to know if you
> think it is good or bad and why, and finally if you think it is
> feasible.
>
> Writer shows page breaks (PB) with a line on top of next page's text
> area. LyX shows PB with a line crossing the page on the insertion
> point with the text "Page break" on the middle of it. These different
> approaches can be more or less useful, but both are conceptually
> wrong:
>
>               PB are not about breaking pages, but about breaking *text
> flow* and sending content to the next page.
>
> So PB should be an attribute of the object (a paragraph, a table) that
> actually breaks content flow. Writer already work that way: on the
> paragraph format (both direct and style) or table properties we have a
> "text flow" tab that allows us to define breaks, either before or
> after the object, either with or without page style change.
>
> Considering all this, I believe PB should be shown on the same object
> that creates the break, and on the object side where break occurs:
> this way, PB display will be consistent with the way PB works on
> Writer.
>
> See here for a lousy mock-up:
>
> http://people.apache.org/~rgb-es/PageBreaks3.png
>
> What do you think?
>
> Regards
> Ricardo
>


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