Thomas J McGrath III
3mcgrath at adelphia.net
Sat Nov 22 08:22:12 EST 2003
I am new to REV "SO" I don't have any backward compatible issues myself
BUT still I would like to see ALL of the text issues fixed in REV and
this would be one of them. And yes it would be more intuitive and
I hope this is done soon because I deal with a lot of text.
On Nov 22, 2003, at 1:39 AM, curry wrote:
> Dear Revvies,
> There is currently a question over whether Rev's way of handling text
> font, size, and style should be changed and whether changing it would
> be a problem for backward compatibility.
> If you haven't noticed, text style inheritance in Revolution is not
> completely intuitive. If you have a field with no style of its own and
> then you set its size, you may expect the font to remain inherited,
> but this is not the case; the font is set by Revolution to a specific
> font when you set a size. The reverse is also true.
> The result is that you can have surprises when moving stacks between
> platforms, or doing other tasks where you would like to change a font
> at a higher level such as stack, and expect to see the effects in all
> the fields where you didn't specify a font. Instead, all of the fields
> which have any of these properties set also have their own individual
> settings for the other properties, so there is no inheritance at
> runtime and they need to be changed one by one if you need to change
> So, do you think it would be better to change the feature to have true
> inheritance and (IMO) more intuitive and more useful behavior?
> I wonder what the majority of Rev users think about it. Also, it's
> good to be aware of the behavior so that you don't get surprised!
> You can read more about the behavior and the feature request here:
> use-revolution mailing list
> use-revolution at lists.runrev.com
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