I use inches, but I have used "cm" when I needed to create a drawing
that used a "scale" of say 1 cm per foot or some other thing that was
large and needed to fit on a letter size paper, like a building 's
network layout to scale. Try making a building the size of a football
field [American-football or soccer-football] onto one letter size page.
But, whenever I work with printed documents and not drawings, I use inches.
I am use to doing it. The people I deal with are use to it. If I was
going to use picas or any other measurement, they would not understand
me. I have had laid printing type before so I use to deal with
typesetting, but that was in the 70's and long before a computer was
smaller than a refrigerator and not a desktop item. Now with desktop
publishing and all that comes with it, typesetting concepts seem to no
longer be something businesses are willing to deal with. Even
professional printer hardly ever use a printing press that uses hand
laid type anymore. It is all computer based and transfered to printing
plates via laser and photo methods.
like most I know, I use whatever is easiest for me to deal with. I know
of some people that use metric for most of their work, and they live
within a mile or three from me in New York State USA and our
inch/foot/yard system. The same goes with software. I have not learned
draw, yet, since I use other vector-graphics package for too many years
to stop now and relearn another free package to do the same. I use
Inkscape for Windows and Linux, and before that I used Corel Draw.
So, if you prefer to use picas, points, or some other measurement, then
that is what works the best for you and no one can say their's would be
the measurement method over yours. There are too many people that
believe that, even if they can be proven wrong.
But, I also define web page fonts by "points" instead of any other size
measurement in my style sheets [.css]. But that is not what was asked.
On 02/21/2013 06:19 PM, Virgil Arrington wrote:
Let me shift gears slightly.
What measurement unit do y'all use in your Writer rulers and
margin/spacing settings. I've set mine to use Picas, which is a
traditional unit of measurement for typesetting. It's equal to 1/6
inch and provides for very tight control of a document.
Do others use Picas? If not, what are you using?
-----Original Message----- From: Virgil Arrington
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2013 3:46 PM
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: brochure templates for letterand
Children throughout the world can do it. Even you could! You'll
never do it until you determine to do so; the only problem is that
you haven't yet tried.
You're absolutely right, I haven't tried, because I've had no reason
system has worked for me (and my fellow Americans) for my entire 57
Earth. Until it stops working, I'm quite happy to keep using it.
I guess my point is that having something "better" isn't necessarily
motivation to produce change. I fully agree that the metric system is
than the English. But, my English system works. I fully and accurately
measure things every day with it, and I effectively communicate those
measurements to others. Until it stops working, I have little
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