[Sugar-devel] UI: Advice about UI changes in Write

Sascha Silbe sascha-ml-reply-to-2010-3 at silbe.org
Fri Dec 3 00:40:33 EST 2010

Excerpts from Gary Martin's message of Fri Dec 03 02:04:00 +0100 2010:

> The previous UI allowed someone to choose an unusual scaling value, say 88%, so I guess the question is if that is a feature folks are happy loosing. In my experience, unusual scaling values were to try and get to a good "Page width" setting manually, so would not be such a loss.

Please don't remove the ability to choose arbitrary scaling values!
The lack of this feature is one of the few things I hate about xpdf (the
version in Debian at least - ISTR that the Gentoo version had this
ability a few years back). It makes reading a lot of scientific papers
(and other documents, of course) a pain (sometimes literally) because
either the font is too small to read comfortably or you have to scroll
constantly as lines span more than the screen width. By choosing an
arbitrary scale value, I can put exactly those parts on screen that I
want to read. Often, but not always this simply means zooming in to match
the actual text layout instead of the paper size (most (La)TeX styles
include rather wide borders to accommodate binding).


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