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glitch du jour …

May 8, 2013 1:40 AM

Tags: #paragraph_designer #tab_settings

… not the level of stability we have generally come to appreciate!

I'm updating a ToC style. Esc, o, p, d opens the Designer as usual, and double-click on the highlighted New Tab Stop opens the Edit Tab Stop dialog  – so far so good. I enter the new position and click on an Alignment or a Leader radio button, and the Designer disappears.

I click on [Continue] anyway, and open the Designer again: the alignment and leader settings have not been changed.

I have of course closed and restarted FM before posting, in case it was just punishing me for moving tab stops in the ruler. No improvement.

I feel irritated enough to roll up my sleeves and wrestle with MIF to see whether I can get the settings I want, but if anyone has any tips on what's going on and how to avoid it …


p.s. fwiw, just before this I had noticed that clicking in a ToC entry, opening the paragraph designer and clicking in another entry with a different style was closing the designer instead of updating the designer with the properties of the second style

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    May 8, 2013 1:48 AM   in reply to Niels Grundtvig Nielsen

    Hi Niels


    I've just tested this with Fm 11.0.1 and my Para Designer stays open. Does it make any difference whether you have the Para Designer docked or floating?



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    May 8, 2013 10:53 AM   in reply to Niels Grundtvig Nielsen



    Try undocking he Designer from the sidebars in the workspace. There have been flakey behaviours reported when dealing with tabs in the Paragraph designer when docked.

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