field margins

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Tue Mar 29 22:02:42 EST 2005

Jeanne A. E. DeVoto wrote:
> At 10:07 AM +1200 3/30/05, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>> I nedd to use a field as a grid display, which generally works well with
>> one anomaly:  the left margin of the field always has a gap of about
>> four or five pixels.
>> I've tried setting the showBorder and threeD to false, and setting the
>> margins to 0,0,0,0 but still I have that gap.
> Are you creating the grid display with the hGrid and vGrid, or...?
> I'm not seeing this here, but just as a guess, what's the field's 
> tabStops set to?

Yep, nothing more than the old hgrid/vgrid trick to get a simple grid. 
I've never seen an exception to this issue of seeing the left-most 
"cell" a few pixels larger than the others, e.g.:

   |   |  |  |  |  |  |  |
   |   |  |  |  |  |  |  |

I was using 5 pixels this morning.  New specs have be using 20 pixels, 
but the extra space does not appear to change based on the tabstops, 
always a consistent two- or three-pixels.

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Media Corporation
  Ambassador at

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