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Improvements for footnotes and first line indent


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Hi, can we get these two improvements:

  1. Em- and En-space for the first line indent?
  2. Improvement on footnote relative (%) ruler width. For example, let say the ruler width is 40 mm and the text frame width is 120 mm. If we change the 40 mm with 30% in the box, the ruler width will become 12 mm instead of 36 mm because it is calculated from the ruler instead of the text frame width. Please, correct this "bug". The relative value of 30% (in this case) must stay in the box so, when we resize the width of the text frame -- the ruler has to be resized, too.

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On 9/30/2023 at 4:36 AM, Petar Petrenko said:

mprovement on footnote relative (%) ruler width. For example, let say the ruler width is 40 mm and the text frame width is 120 mm. If we change the 40 mm with 30% in the box, the ruler width will become 12 mm instead of 36 mm because it is calculated from the ruler instead of the text frame width.

As implied in the Help for Field Expressions, 30% would be 30% of its current size, where "it" in this case is the existing rule.

To get an expression based on the frame width, we would need a variable for that, but there doesn't seem to be one. For a full-width frame (spanning from left to right margin) one could in theory use an expression like (r-l)*30% but there's a bug that doesn't seem to allow any kind of expression with variables in Publisher, at least in this field.

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On 11/17/2023 at 5:10 PM, walt.farrell said:

To get an expression based on the frame width, we would need a variable for that...

We don't need a variable or such. It's up to Affinity to change the relative rule width calculation. Instead of applying percentage to the ruler width it should be applied to the text frame (column) width.

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