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Re: text alignment

On Thu, 17 Oct 2002, Alan Horkan wrote:
> Is there any particurlar reason why the default text alignement is
> centred?
> I seem to set it to 'Left' most of the time anyway.

Double-click the 'T' icon in the toolbox and set your default to Left there.

> I would also like to see a better text box, the text box in Dia is unlike
> anything i have used in other programs.
> If the Dia text box actually highlighted text so that you could see it
> then i think Dia could do copy/cut/paste of text based on context without
> the need for seperate menu items.

We've been considering such a thing, where to edit text, you first have to
select the text and then click again to edit.  This would solve a number of
problems with editing, such as single-key menu shortcuts getting in the
way, good cut-and-paste, allow for text field navigation etc.  It's
definitely a good idea.

> I am also wondering if perhaps all the little suggestions i keep making
> are somehow counter productive and that rather asking for lots of little
> fixes Dia should be trying to reuse other peoples code or move to using
> an entirely new Canvas widget?

I don't know of a better Canvas widget.  ANd many of these suggestions are
not really about the canvas, but about how Dia objects behave.


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