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From RGB ES <rgb.m...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [4.0 brainstorming] Making Page Breaks more visible
Date Sat, 12 May 2012 20:50:16 GMT
2012/5/12 Hagar Delest <hagar.delest@laposte.net>:
> +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?

Not necessarily: I put it to the left mainly to avoid clash with notes
(they are always to the right), but moving the label near to the text
area for a more compact design is a good idea.

> A hot spot that opens the attributes by double-click would improve th user
> experience to change page numbers, page styles, ...

Indeed!!

Ricardo


> 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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