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Re: [Texmacs-dev] Issues about extensive changes to table editing in 1.0

From: Felix Breuer
Subject: Re: [Texmacs-dev] Issues about extensive changes to table editing in
Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2006 12:01:30 +0100

On Thu, 2006-12-07 at 10:44 +0100, Norbert Nemec wrote:
> I just changed from TeXmacs 1.0.6 to TeXmacs and found documents
> scrambled. Thorough investigation turned up that with table
> editing was extensively reworked. It seems, that this was at least in
> part a reaction to suggestions that I made a while ago. Finding that
> this was the reason behind my scrambled documents, I am absolutely
> satisfied and thankful and take back all the criticism that I never
> really spoke out loud. :-)
> In principle the changes in the table handling are very satisfying.
> However, there seem to be a few rough edges that need fine tuning (or
> simply explaining?)
> * The menu item "Cell/Special properties/Hyphenation/Multi-paragraph"
> has been removed. How do I change a cell to Multi-paragraph mode now?
> Simply pressing <enter> does not work. One clumsy way I found out was to
> switch to "Hyphenation/Top", then press <enter> inside the cell, then
> change back to "Hyphenation/Off" again. My suggestion would have been to
> make <enter> work in "Hyphenation/Off" mode just in the same way as in
> the other modes. For entering new columns, the <Alt>-<down> key work
> perfectly.

AFAICT "multi-paragraph" has become "block content". Cell->Special
Properties->Block Content will give you the choice between always/if
hyphenated/never. The second option is the default so "block content" is
automatically activated when you select hyphenation for a cell.

When would you want to have block content without hyphenation? What is
the difference between the two anyway?

> * Cell Hyphenation does not seem to work as it used to: Previously, a
> hyphenated cell would be limited in width to the column width (which was
> determined by the widest un-hyphenated column, unless specified
> otherwise.) Now, cell-hyphenation does not seem to do anything any more.
> The attached document demonstrates this difference in rendering between
> 1.0.6 and

You have to set Table->Width->Paragraph to limit the table width.
Hyphenation then works as expected.

I do not have 1.0.6 installed right now. Does this change remove the
difference in rendering?

All in all, I think the table UI has improved significantly, but there
are still quite a few subtleties to master, before you achieve precisely
the layout you want.


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