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Sent: Friday, February 09, 2001 2:49
Subject: RE: carriage return in
GBS need to print precinct, ward
and district on the ballot. These three items are currently defined
in the base precinct name, but can obviously only be formatted with spaces
in the label field.
its a formatting thing.
I had already discussed with them
the possibility of an @district macro, however, the district
reference would be ambiguous and printing all districts which contain the
base precinct is not desirable, either.
have to be @district-XXX (or something like that), where XXX was the parent
district number. Would that, with the existing @precinct macro,
satisfy their formatting requirements?
Are you implying that you (plural) are
intending on moving towards a Word-style full rich text edit? If so,
when would this be implemented?
No, we aren't
intending anything. It is just one way to skin this
cat. This "variable ballot data" issue comes up a fair amount,
hence the second-pass stuff that Spectrum does on our postscript.
I will bounce it off Tab and Dean when they return and try
to come up with a solution that will address this in general.
Formatting and labels are purposely divorced concepts, so hopefully
the control character suggestion is not the only solution