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Text Style - UI viewing issues

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I'm just setting up a new project and doing some experimenting and importing of styles. The text styles area in the graphic below is messy, but that's not the point.

Have a look at the image and ask yourself:

1) How does one read a label that uses 2pt type in the menu? (Okay, maybe it's 3pt) :)

2) Why is there an indent in the "Page # Top R" Paragraph style label when it is an exact duplicate of the Top L style, except that the text has been set to align right?

Is the text styles UI mimicking the edited values set in the paragraphs or character settings? So if I choose align right, does the label of that preset also move right?

Point is, this looks REALLY messy and is totally ineffective in terms of organizing an easy workflow.

Opinions? Insights? All are welcome.

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There UI has various options that you can set via it's burger menu (icon with 3 bars to the right of the Text Styles label).

One of them is to style the list to show a sample of what text using the style will look like.

Sounds like you'd prefer to turn that off and choose a different display style.


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You, sir, should be knighted for this. Thank you. The text styles menu now looks reasonably sane to me. :)

I'm still relatively new to the program and am also of that type of person who learns by brute force doing (and watching a few videos) rather than reading through the manual. :D

However, I have worked in that little menu on a few occasions, importing styles and checking "hierarchical" etc., but never once did the words "Show Samples" catch my eye.

It must have been by design, to ensure your knighthood.

Thanks again.


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I'm sure there are many other forum members who could also have answered that, Roland. I just got there first :D


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476),
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