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Re: [Texmacs-dev] Visual aid for table editing?

From: Felix Breuer
Subject: Re: [Texmacs-dev] Visual aid for table editing?
Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2006 12:04:39 +0100

On Thu, 2006-12-07 at 10:55 +0100, Norbert Nemec wrote:
> Hi there,
> a simple suggestion that might help greatly in editing complex/nested
> tables:
> I believe, it would be very helpful if, when the cursor is inside a
> table, all the table boundaries were visible, maybe as gray lines.

I definitely second this request! Formatting a complex table would
*greatly* benefit from a visual aid such as this.


> Currently, boxes are already display in cyan when the cursor is inside.
> Displaying tables should work in just the same way, only that it should
> display lines around all the cells of the current table. The gray color
> for this marking would be my suggestion to make the effect less visually
> disturbing. Maybe, a light cyan would work even better. It would keep
> the similarity with the box-markers, but be less intensive for the large
> number of lines that may be drawn for complex tables.
> For nested tables, all the stages of nesting should, of course, be
> marked, just like for nested boxes.
> Greetings,
> Norbert
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