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Authored by: Frederico on Oct 16, '02 03:05:46PM

Rob,

I understand your desire to create a new method of displaying CLI text, but this new method bites.

One, it won't print properly (prints a 'snapshot' of random text from the box'); two, it's a total PITA to try to select any portion, let alone all the text in the box for editing, pasting, reading, etc.; three, it's incredibly small and faded-looking, i.e., terribly hard to read without magnification, which makes the rest of the page ridiculously large and distorted.

I'd rather deal with line wraps.

Thanks for trying, anyway.

F



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I Agree
Authored by: jasonxz on Oct 16, '02 03:47:11PM

It was very tedious to select the text so I could copy/paste it.



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hmmm...
Authored by: robg on Oct 16, '02 09:10:40PM

Two positives in email, two negatives in comments! I hadn't considered the printing issue; that's definitely a problem.

I'll have to see what else might be possible; thanks for the feedback.

-rob.



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I Agree - a PREF maybe?
Authored by: Thom on Oct 16, '02 11:33:55PM

seconded. I always drag, from top to bottom, the entire contents of a hint I want to save in my personal knowledge base (bunch of folders, different categories, under 'howto' :)

maybe this could be a preference for a user's account.



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Not easily a pref...
Authored by: robg on Oct 17, '02 08:47:32AM

The story has to be stored in the database with the formatting in place for however it's going to be displayed. To change this to support two different display methods on retrieval would take coding that's well beyond my time and skill available! ;-)

So we're going to have to just find one that works reasonably well for everyone...

-rob.



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I Disagree
Authored by: gxw on Oct 16, '02 11:10:40PM

Dont' know about the printing issue - not going to try it.

Selecting the text was a breeze in Mozilla (Also using an M$ wheel mouse - did not have to touch the scroll wheel to select either. Just had to click and drag). The text box looks okay here as well - very readable.



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New Format Bites
Authored by: Yaso on Oct 18, '02 11:16:32AM

I agree. Don't use it.

Can't print properly,
Nos quick copy/paste method are allowed in IE,
Can't read it...

Nice try. Keep the good work.



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New Format Bites
Authored by: GaelicWizard on Oct 20, '02 06:57:03PM

It works great for me!

JP



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