[REBOL] RTF - extensions needed.
From: greg::schofield::iinet::net::au at: 15-Feb-2009 11:02
I have been looking through R3 alpha which much delight,. I am not on altme, so if this
suggestion makes sense pass it on.
The implementation of aspects of rtf is to be welcome, text has to be treated well and
this is a massive improvement.
However, it needs to have =93invisible=94 or =93hidden=94.
It needs to have control over the spaces between paragraphs (above and below), superscriipt
It needs to recognise soft-hyphens.
It needs justification.
Given these improvements, text needs to be flowable into pages and flowed from page to
page, Draw would be excellent if it could do this. Flow logic has to be simple to be
effective (placing footnotes means extending upwards a box while shrinking the box above
it =96 headers etc also flow), doing this =96 given some limited extra rtf extensions
mentioned above, with mezzanine extensions in flow control for Draw (controlling page-box,
margins, text and picture boxes, tables etc) =96 Rebol could do marvels in end-user
applications (word processing being the most used application and most time wasting in
A few more features, in other words, would make a huge difference to what Rebol could
do in terms of text manipulation and presentation.
Greg Schofield, Perth, Australia.