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Whenever I write a lengthy (and/or
tedious) anno, I invariably spot typos or
bad layout once I see it on the page. For
some reason, it is hard to spot these when
actually writing the anno in the little
Partly it is due to the need
to use things like "
" for reliable line-
but a lot of it (I think) is because
the annotation box is narrow. Or maybe
it's just because I'm sloppy.
many people find themselves going back
to edit their annos, can I suggest a wider
box in which to write the anno, and a
format which looks more like that which
ultimately appears on screen? Or is it just
Browser-based tool that checks spelling in web-based text entry windows. [reensure, Jul 06 2005]
How it looks to me in IE
Which seems fine. [bristolz, Jul 07 2005]
How it looks to me in Firefox
Which is a bit narrower, I guess, and in a monospaced face. [bristolz, Jul 07 2005]
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||Aaargh! There ya go. I meant to write
"<b r>" in my posting as an example,
but of course without the space it
appeared as a line-break on the page.
||You could create your own CSS template and run the bakery through that.
||I've noticed that Firefox displays a much narrower box than does IE. Not sure why that would be. Possibly because Firefox uses monospaced text in textboxes? That shouldn't affect the width.
||// ... is it just me? // No. I've only accessed this site on perhaps a half dozen different machines, so I really don't know how it renders beyond your average resolution. Aside, I'll put a link to IEspell.com as a community service. (Such a neat tool, and so useful in this type of posting).
||Good idea, poor category choice. Bun regardless.
||Ooops. Category corrected. I hadn't
appreciated that it could be a browser
issue (I'm on Safari, and annotations
appear in the same proportional-spaced
font as the rest of the page, but in a
box about 2 inches
good, but most of my errors tend to be
errors of layout, failure to close
brackets (perhaps prompted by the
short lines and hence fragmentation of
the text), and mis-use of the <b r>
command etc. But as I said, maybe it's
create your own CSS template and run
the bakery through that//
||I thought a wysiwyg was a head covering for the feeble and meek.
||Ah no. That's an invisiwig.
||It looks the right to me and even on my Pocket PC.
||I suspect that only proves Basepair's point.
||Well, to be fair, the Pocket PC or lr version is an utterly different layout and optimized for small screens so, no, it doesn't really support the contention.
||From Bristolz's images, I guess it is a
browser-specific problem. Mine (which
I would show you if I knew how) gives
an even narrower box.
me more problems (besides the box
size) is the need to use <b r> for
linefeeds, and the fact that extra spaces
seem to be introduced (especially where
I hyphenate words). Anyway, no major
||All said, [jutta] has done a marvelous job of beating HTML into submission enough so that the experience on most platforms and browsers is a very good one even though she is a self-professed HTML novice. I seriously doubt I could do it.