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[REBOL] Re: make-doc-pro viewer

From: robert:muench:robertmuench at: 1-Jul-2002 9:20

> -----Original Message----- > From: [rebol-bounce--rebol--com] [mailto:[rebol-bounce--rebol--com]]On Behalf Of > [atruter--hih--com--au] > Sent: Monday, July 01, 2002 2:43 AM > To: [rebol-list--rebol--com] > Subject: [REBOL] Re: make-doc-pro viewer > I think he just wants something that will take a make-doc-pro document and > render it directly in view/VID, sort of like a quick "preview" function.
Hi, ok I see. I have to think about this.
> it is quite difficult to do intra-line styles (eg. <strong>, <emphasis> > tags, or any intra-line colour changes).
That's what I was thinking about too. Is there any way to this with View at the moment? I can't remember a 'bold etc. tag for rendering text. If it's not possible it sounds like we need a rich-text-style with a nice dialect... oh, could we use the make-doc-pro dialect for this ;-)?
> I must add that rendering to a pageless scheme (eg. html) is significantly > easier than a "page-aware" format (such as PDF), as you don't have to worry > about how to determine where your rendered text is going to appear (and by > implication, *when* you need to add page break(s)), but for printed reports > PDF (or rtf if I ever get around to it!) is greatly preferable to html.
That's right. Especially if you don't have sizing information. For this stuff I would have a look at the TeX/LaTeX stuff.
> So, after all that, how is make-doc-pro PDF support going Robert? I can > certainly appreciate the difficulties you will / are encountering! ;)
Still no progress yet. I'm goig to stablize make-doc-pro first. Than I have to have a look at the LaTeX algorithm, try it on view and than PDF. Maybe Flash should be done first... Robert