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  1. #1
    Keith Colgan
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    Default Character Spacing is Wrong!

    Call me a "Layout" freak, but I would like someone to please verify my
    observation that v10 has a serious discrepancy in text line length between
    the layout view and the page preview when "spaces" are inserted. For
    example, type a long sentence and preview it. It will show up fine.
    However, add extra spaces between words (as if you were creating text
    navigation across the head of a page) and when previewed, you will see that
    the line is now compressed as if the spaces are given too much value in the
    layout view or too little value in preview. This isn't a minor issue for a
    good designer and wasn't a problem in v2, v4 and MX.

    Can anyone verify this for me?

    Keith



  2. #2
    Peter Cranfield
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    Default Re: Character Spacing is Wrong!

    Hi Keith

    Can I suggest that for critical spacing you use the 'non breaking' space
    CTRL+SHIFT+SPACE which gives a space that will not be justified or altered.
    Perhaps this will solve your problem.

    Peter


    "Keith Colgan" <kcolgan@softcom.net> wrote in message
    news:ep2v80$ptc6@flsun90netnews01.netobjects.com.. .
    > Call me a "Layout" freak, but I would like someone to please verify my
    > observation that v10 has a serious discrepancy in text line length between
    > the layout view and the page preview when "spaces" are inserted. For
    > example, type a long sentence and preview it. It will show up fine.
    > However, add extra spaces between words (as if you were creating text
    > navigation across the head of a page) and when previewed, you will see
    > that the line is now compressed as if the spaces are given too much value
    > in the layout view or too little value in preview. This isn't a minor
    > issue for a good designer and wasn't a problem in v2, v4 and MX.
    >
    > Can anyone verify this for me?
    >
    > Keith
    >




  3. #3
    Keith Colgan
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    Default Re: Character Spacing is Wrong!

    Peter,

    Thank you very much. That worked and solves the problem, but it doesn't seem
    right that multiple spaces should generate line lengths that are different
    between layout and preview. It was never the case in v2, 4 and MX.

    Thanks for your help,
    Keith







    "Peter Cranfield" <pcranfield@standcot.globalnet.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:ep34e0$r7j2@flsun90netnews01.netobjects.com.. .
    > Hi Keith
    >
    > Can I suggest that for critical spacing you use the 'non breaking' space
    > CTRL+SHIFT+SPACE which gives a space that will not be justified or
    > altered. Perhaps this will solve your problem.
    >
    > Peter
    >
    >
    > "Keith Colgan" <kcolgan@softcom.net> wrote in message
    > news:ep2v80$ptc6@flsun90netnews01.netobjects.com.. .
    >> Call me a "Layout" freak, but I would like someone to please verify my
    >> observation that v10 has a serious discrepancy in text line length
    >> between the layout view and the page preview when "spaces" are inserted.
    >> For example, type a long sentence and preview it. It will show up fine.
    >> However, add extra spaces between words (as if you were creating text
    >> navigation across the head of a page) and when previewed, you will see
    >> that the line is now compressed as if the spaces are given too much value
    >> in the layout view or too little value in preview. This isn't a minor
    >> issue for a good designer and wasn't a problem in v2, v4 and MX.
    >>
    >> Can anyone verify this for me?
    >>
    >> Keith
    >>

    >
    >




  4. #4
    Allison Moore
    Guest

    Default Re: Character Spacing is Wrong!

    > Thank you very much. That worked and solves the problem, but it doesn't seem
    > right that multiple spaces should generate line lengths that are different
    > between layout and preview. It was never the case in v2, 4 and MX.


    I don't trust line length in any web page. There are just
    too many things that can affect it. And I never trust spaces
    -- non-breaking or otherwise -- to create a specific layout.

    Seems to me I've been seeing line length shifts between
    layout and preview since I started using NOF at v4. (Skipped
    MX, so I can't comment on that version.) And sometimes a
    line length will shift in Preview, but look as expected in
    IE after a local publish. Of course, it may shift again when
    I look at the page in Opera or Firefox.

    I just fit the text roughly within the space allotted,
    knowing that the end-viewer's browser and personal settings
    will have their own ideas about what to do with the page.
    I've also encountered situations in which any contiguous
    spaces after the first space are stripped out (although I
    think that's mostly been in emails).

    Allison



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