formattedRect, formattedLeft, formattedWidth of chunks

Paul Dupuis paul at researchware.com
Tue Sep 1 18:52:20 EDT 2020


If you control the content, it is probably not an issue. In our case, 
the content and the ranges (char x to y) are set by the people that use 
our product - we have no control - so we end up with customer's trying 
to do their research and suddenly our product hard crashes, sometimes 
resulting in lost work. They don't understand why since bunches of other 
documents they are working with all process fine. Even the document that 
is causing the crash may seem fine UNTIL they add a bookmarked range 
that includes the tabs. As tabs are invisible in MS-Word and a lot of 
MS-Word user are not really skilled at formatting, they may end up with 
tabs in their documents that they are not even aware they are there.

This one really was a pain to track down as we had to get a customer, 
with the crashing, who was willing to provide their whole research study 
so we could reproducethe error in-house and then tracing it down in the 
IDE took a very long time to go through the 1000's of lines of code to 
find the crash on the 'formattedRect' call.


On 9/1/2020 5:49 PM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote:
> I have a great many of these. I’ll keep a lookout.
>
> Bob S
>
>
> On Sep 1, 2020, at 6:25 AM, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com<mailto:use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>> wrote:
>
> formattedWidth
>
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