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DTPgal

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Where's the WYSIWYG Text?
« on: April 24, 2012, 03:09:08 pm »
Apologies for being a newbie and asking a really dumb question, but I've been working with the program a bit (OSX) and find many things I like - but one leaves me dumbfounded.

I can't find a way to manipulate text attributes in the main design window while working! 
Even the simplest of word processors allow you to change - font, size, color, bold, underline etc. as part of the basic UI tools.

Yes, there is the "story editor" window - but no WYSIWYG - it's completely plain text and any and all attributes given to it cannot be viewed while working in that window?

What am I missing?  Please don't tell me this is "just how it is"?   :-/

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Re: Where's the WYSIWYG Text?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2012, 03:40:49 pm »
UPDATE - I think i found the place where it's done.

Properties - an extra pop up/contextual menu found by double clicking only.  Kind of strange, but it works better than story view!  :-)

For SOME REASON I had tried turning Properties ON before but the pop up widow never appeared which only added to my confusion -   This time I had quit the program and come back and tried it again and now it's there. (v1.4.0)

Solved I guess if there are no regular font tools anywhere in the menu bar (as one works in word processors).

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Re: Where's the WYSIWYG Text?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2012, 09:23:14 am »
The properties palette applies to the selected object/text (as far as I know) and can always be brought up using F2.

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Re: Where's the WYSIWYG Text?
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2012, 01:31:36 pm »
Tab settings is found in the properties and while it dose a tab set it tends to move.

Any fix?

Wena

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Re: Where's the WYSIWYG Text?
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2012, 05:41:27 pm »
Wena,
Try using styles?

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Wena

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Re: Where's the WYSIWYG Text?
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2012, 08:02:34 pm »
I have tried and will again.

I have a 150 page book to do.!!!

Thank you.

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Re: Where's the WYSIWYG Text?
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2012, 12:46:59 pm »
I have tried and will again.

I have a 150 page book to do.!!!

Thank you.

@Wena, can you provide an example file containing 2 or 3 pages with some dummy text and those movable tabs? And please, in a new thread, so that we don't go off-topic here.

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Re: Where's the WYSIWYG Text?
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2012, 02:02:11 pm »
I have taken this matter to a new thread; Tab Stops.
Thank you.

 

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