[duxhelp] How body styles are displayed in 10.5!

  • From: Dave Durber <dadurber@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2004 09:43:19 -0400

Hello Beta Testers

In a previous message to this list, I pointed out how DBT 10.5
displayed the mixture of block styles e.g. by block styles I mean
styles such as paragraph, list, outline and heading styles and codes
such as the [sc], [sk] and [lea] are displayed in coded view.

As I have pointed out earlier, in all versions of DBT prior to DBT
10.5, block styles and format codes would be shown on the display as
separate items, e.g. where you had an end paragraph, list, outline,
etc. style code followed by a format code such as [sk], [sc] or [lea],
they were displayed as follows:

[ee~para.]
[sk1]
[es~[para.]

As you see, in the above example, you have the end block style code
that indicates, in the above example, the end of the previous
paragraph, followed on the next line by itself, the [sk1] code for
skip one line unconditionally, then on the next line there is the
start block style that indicates, in the above example, the start of
the next paragraph.

However, in DBT 10.5, the codes are displayed as follows:

<para.>
[sk1]<para.>

As you see, in the above example, you have the end block style code
that indicates, in the above example, the end of the previous
paragraph, followed on the next line by the two codes [sk1] for skip
one line unconditionally and the start block style that indicates, in
the above example, the start of the next paragraph.

When using a screen-reader without a braille display, it is much
clearer when you:
(1) hear the last line of text of a paragraph, list, outline, etc.,
spoken followed by the end block style code;
(2) when you press the <DOWN ARROW> key, you hear the single code or
group of format codes spoken by themselves;
(3) when you press the <DOWN ARROW> again, you hear the start block
paragraph style code spoken followed by the text of the paragraph,
list, outline, etc.

Please correct me if I am wrong, In your reply to my original message,
it was said that this problem would be corrected.  As of the latest
Beta 4, it has not.

I realize that all of you are extremely busy, dealing with a number of
issues to do with the latest version of DBT, however, it would be nice
to have DBT display codes as in the first example return to the way we
have become used to having them displayed in coded view, in versions
prior to DBT 10.5.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

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