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rufus:
Long documents like book chapters tend to have most of the text in linked frames. Edit text always opens at the beginning of the text. Would be great if it would open at the text beginning the selected frame if one is selected. Would be even better if there was a way to put a cursor in the text before opening the text editor and then the text editor would open showing the paragraph containing the cursor.

r

Nermander:
The common response is: Don't use the story editor, just double click the text frame where you want to edit the text.

rufus:
Yes, the existing facility is very useful when all you want to do is add/modify text. I find I regularly need access to the text formatting controls which are not available except through the editor. Thus the request.

utnik:
hi rufus

could you tell us, what controls you're missing in 'properties' (or 'text properties') while formatting in the frame?

utnik

Nermander:

--- Quote from: rufus on December 19, 2018, 01:56:39 am ---Yes, the existing facility is very useful when all you want to do is add/modify text. I find I regularly need access to the text formatting controls which are not available except through the editor. Thus the request.

--- End quote ---

As Utnik indicates, they are. Just not in a toolbar, but instead in a separate dialog.

Both the properties palette (F2) and the style manager (F3) can (as far as I know) be used to format the text "inline" in a text frame.

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