* Editing Auto Text

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ColinMc
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Editing Auto Text

Post by ColinMc » 30 Apr 2021 14:46

This is a wish list request for two usability amends to the edit process, but absolutely no rush to consider it. Others of course may prefer to leave it as is - this is purely my view.
  • When editing an Auto Text entry, any amendment to the text eg even the addition of a space character results in the Preview window being refreshed with the view being changed to show the start of the document the result being that you lose the view you were looking at, and in longer documents, cannot immediately see the effect of the edits you have made.
  • When editing an Auto Text entry, any addition of a Keyword, Function or Rich Style Code using the buttons on the right results in the Working window being refreshed with the view being changed to show the line being edited at the foot of the window (if the text is long enough to fill the window), again losing the view you were looking at.
With such a small view, and so many similar codes/text in view, it can be quite confusing and awkward to re-find your place in the document. Would it be possible to freeze the on-screen views to avoid this jumping position.

I really appreciate just how good AS is, so hope you don't mind these suggestions.
Colin McDonald - Researching McDonald, McGillivray, Tait, Rountree families

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