[oclug] WordPerfect Office 2000 for Linux - Deluxe
peters-oclug at techwiz.ca
Thu Nov 18 17:31:45 EST 2010
On Wed, 2010-11-03 at 13:08 -0400, Andy Civil wrote:
> On 2010-11-03 12:28 PM, Bill Strosberg wrote:
> > If you are able to generate a document
> > identical to one that uses "display codes", what exact benefit does the
> > feature provide?
> The OP is correct; 'reveal codes' is fundamentally important: it allows you to
> see, not just 'what you get' but 'why you got it'. You NEED to know why you got
> it, to ensure that your intentions survive unconnected modifications.
> To give a trivial example, suppose I create a document with tabs in it, and my
> kid comes along and adds a paragraph using a row of spaces instead. It might
> look right TODAY, but what if I decide to change the tab spacing? Now her edits
> look broken. Another example would be an accidental carriage return at a place
> in a paragraph where a word wrap occurred anyway.
Don't really know what "display codes" does but what you describe above
I have issues with also and my solutions in OO is to enable
View->"nonprinting Characters" (or ctrl-F10 or one of the buttons), then
it shows carriage returns, tabs and so on on the screen.
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