ANN: Answer Dialog Patch Available

Sarah Reichelt sarah.reichelt at
Wed Nov 30 18:32:53 EST 2005

On 12/1/05, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at> wrote:
> Sarah Reichelt wrote:
> > I haven't downloaded your patch yet to have a look, but is it still necessary?
> > RunRev changed things in 2.6.0 so that the answer text wrapped, and
> > this caused some problems with cut-off text. However as far as I can
> > see, this was fixed in version 2.6.1
> >
> > Are there still problems that I haven't encountered yet?
> The answer dialog works well as described in most common uses, extending
> the width of the dialog within HIG-recommended ranges and adjusting
> itself vertically to accomodate long strings.  It even adds a scrollbar
> if the string is too long to fit within the vertical size range of the
> dialog so you can put a novel into that dialog if you like.
> However, the Rev text engine still does soft wraps on word breaks only,
> so it's possible to come up with long single-word strings that will
> evidence this in the answer dialog -- for example:
> answer
> "abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvqxyza1b1c1d1e1f1g1h1i1j1k1l1m1n1o1p1q1r1s1t1u1v1w1x1y1z1"
> ...cuts of at "...j1k".

Thanks Richard,

That explains why I haven't encountered it yet :-)


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