[duxhelp] Re: Long-standing bug I keep forgetting to mention

  • From: "Peter Sullivan" <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 10:41:22 -0500

Hello Joanie,

SWIFT was developed by a third party, but we can certainly make
improvements.  (Indeed, I suspect Ian would be grateful if we don't pester
him about it.)

- Peter 

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Joanmarie Diggs
Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 5:51 PM
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Long-standing bug I keep forgetting to mention

Hi again.  I did not realize that updating SWIFT was an option since I was
under the impression that it was not a Duxbury product.  If you can update
SWIFT, it might be worth removing the "Ignore=All" from the list of DBT
styles in the Style Maps dialog -- or fixing what happens when you choose
this option.  Currently, if you map MyStyle to Ignore=All through SWIFT, I
would assume that I'd be accomplishing this:

        User "MyStyle"
        {
          Ignore = Always
        }

Instead I get this:

        User "MyStyle"
        {
          MappedName = "Ignore = Always"
        }

As a result, the MyStyle text is not ignored and instead is marked up in the
Ignore = Always style.

Take care.
Joanie



-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Peter Sullivan
Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 5:06 PM
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Long-standing bug I keep forgetting to mention

George,

It's not really feasible to overcome the basic limitation.  The anathema
with which DBT views spaces in style names runs pretty deep.  The best that
we could do is to update SWIFT to map spaces in stylenames into underbars.

- Peter

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of George Bell
Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 5:08 PM
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Long-standing bug I keep forgetting to mention

Hi Peter,

Re:  Now may be a good time to improve things. 

PLEASE, pretty please, even!

This will make quite a few "pressing" users with spaces in Style names very
happy, especially in the Oxford, UK, area!

George.

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter Sullivan
Sent: 09 March 2005 21:56
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Long-standing bug I keep forgetting to mention

Joanie,

There is indeed a defect in this area, though I'd be hard pressed to say
whether it is a bug.  (This is because I don't think that any coder made a
mistake.  Rather, we never discussed DBT's design limitation -- no spaces in
stylenames
-- with the developer of SWIFT, so we couldn't expect this to work right.)

You can get around this issue by changing the spaces to underbars in the
.mws file.  It's hardly ideal.  Now may be a good time to improve things.

- Peter

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Joanmarie Diggs
Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 4:37 PM
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Long-standing bug I keep forgetting to mention

Hi all.  For a while now, user-defined styles that contain spaces are not
recognized by Duxbury.  You can map them with SWIFT and they show up as
expected in your .mws files.  But they seem to be ignored when you import
your document into Duxbury.  Since spaces are clearly acceptable in built-in
word style names, I assume this is a bug. 


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