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Hi Stuart, thanks for your response.

I understand what you say to me, however I will be more clear with what I propose.

The current operation of the ruler in Writer comes from a typewriter, and since the creation of 
word processing (software) has become a standard feature. Using margins, tabs, etc. must be 
maintained, either for advanced users or users accustomed to these characteristics (its functions 
can be covered by other like styles).

The following are the items that seem "outdated". (I have not found information on their 
origin).The metric in the left margin is inverse, but the right margin shows the continuation of 
the central measure.Graduation measure is unclear (centimeter, inch, etc), the ruler is small and 
metric marks are central and small, and the numbers are large.

In Word the rule is similar, but is still poorly visually clear. This is offset to show the 
real-time measurement moving margin lines or adjusting the metric markings (for higher precision). 
In our day few of us who have used a typewriter, beyond seeing them in photos or museums, so I 
think the design of a traditional tape measure is a good choice.

ProposalKeep tabs, margin, etc. function legacy -WriterIncrease height ruler, put the metric 
markings on the bottom (graduation) and measure numbers at the top. (Like tape measure) -Writer, 
Impress, DrawThe measure of the rule is continuous (including margins) -Writer, Impress, Draw

The last point is reaffirmed today the first use Pages (iWork). Using Pages, I realized that a 
child who has used a ruler (pocket), can understand the ruler in your word processor (without 
losing functionality).While my comments were about Writer, for Impress and Draw a ruler as 
proposed, would help greatly improve the workflow in such applications.

I hope you understand, thank you.

Bastin Daz
On mar, oct 28, 2014 at 2:34 PM, V Stuart FooteVStuart.Foote@utsa.eduwrote:

@Bastián, *,

I've uploaded all your sample clips here to 

WordPerfect, Papyrus, Scribus, Visio, Keynote, Inkscape, Dia, Caligra

I really do not follow what you are suggesting as a change for LibreOffice'sruler(s).

Our skeuomorph is drawn from an older manual typewriter--LeftRight marginare hard set by page 
layout.Then--per active paragraph--the paragraphindent (the top triangle),spacing before text and 
spacing after text (thebottom triangles), and tab stops (spacing linked to the space before 
orafter, of various formats--left, right, or decimal) are adjusted.But doingthis applying paragraph 
styles is much preferred because otherwise it isjust too dynamic.

It would be nice to have better tool tips for each. But the function andappearance is correct.

Also, I would love to have option of full length cross hairs for positioningand placement--as in a 
CAD program.

But I really do not see any major inadequacies to the design as is.Couldyou please elaborate on 
what you'd like to "improve" through redesign?



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