Number: 23

Date: 16-Mar-84 23':57':37



Subject: Want consistent units in TEDIT Menu

Lisp Version:  1-Mar-84 14':24':22

Description: Date': 10 Mar 84 16':42 PST'
Subject': TEdit': Several different units used in the menu'
To': TEditSupport'
TEdit-System-Date':  1-Mar-84 13':54':34'
Lisp-System-Date':  1-Mar-84 14':24':22'
Machine-Type': Dandelion'
What is the relationship between the unit used in the margin bar, and the unit used for specifying default tab size?'
Date': 12 Mar 84 15':30 PST'
Subject': Re': TEdit': Several different units used in the menu'
In-reply-to':''s message of 10 Mar 84 16':42 PST'
Line and paragraph leading &c are specified in printer''s points, of which there are 72 to the inch.  The margin/tab ruler is denominated in picas, of which there are 6 to the inch--12 points to the pica.  However, you can set margins/tabs in half-pica (6pt) increments.'
I''ve tried several granularities of measurement, and find that picas is about as fine as you usually need to get.'
I do plan, however, to put in the option for several scales (inches, points, cm, fixed-pitch, etc).  The demand for this will determine the priority.  I am aware of a desire for fixed-pitch grain; how about others?'


Test Case: 

Edit-By: Sannella.PA

Edit-Date:  5-Jun-84 17':15':08

Attn: Sybalsky

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System: Text

Subsystem: TEdit

Machine: 1108


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Difficulty: Easy


Impact: Annoying

Priority: Perhaps

Status: Open

Problem Type: Design - UI

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