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[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 and subscript. 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 practical employment). 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.