Wed Dec 29 09:16:53 CET 2004
Louis Desjardins schrieb:
> It just came to my mind that this little X is like a dumb light in the
> car telling you the motor temp is too high... when it's too late (or
> very late)... We'd be improving again, and innovating, if the little
> square telling you text overflows would be a number (of line) instead.
> Could be in a square. Could be whatever! But it would be anything but
> dumb. And would help make a decision right away:
> a. too many lines to adjust the layout, go back to the editor and tell
> them to cut that many lines (and by the way, you sound smart knowing
> that much about the problem! No more "cut a few, and it'll be perfect"
> thing... who needs an approximation 10 minutes from the deadline?!)
> b. 2-3 lines over, track a bit or suppress a subtitle
> c. 10 lines over and this author will never accept a text cut, crop the
> picture instead, crop it!
> d. 20 lines and the same as 3, change the font and squeeze the
> leading... oh! and yes, crop the pic, just a bit.
> e. 300 lines over... well, at least you'll know it doesn't fit at all
> and can ask "by the way who the hell did the layout and thought it'd fit!"
You can get the exact information how much text doesn't fit into a
textframe when you right click on that frame and choose the "Info"
item on top of the popup menue.
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