Forum Feature requests

optical margin

jim_albright
InDesign allows a setting of "optical margin". This puts some text into the margin area to make a smoother margin. Opening quote, serif of cap were two places that I saw that it made a difference. Please check into adding this as an option for CSS and Prince.

Thanks.

Jim Albright
Wycliffe Bible Translators

mikeday
Sure, it would be a good feature to have; I'll add it to the roadmap.
jim_albright
I love your positive responses. That is one of the big reasons that I am pushing for a publishing path using Prince.

Is there any tool to help build the CSS?

I am sitting in a class right now where someone built a custom interface that exposes all of the settings that we want to use for publishing scripture using InDesign.

What I envision is creating a menu/choices creating tool that takes an XML file for input and displays the menu/choices available.

When you run the menu program and make choices the output is the CSS.

Since all of the text that is actually displayed is in the XML file, changing languages of the interface will be easy. Also because the menu options are created from the XML source file adding and deleting the options displayed in menu/choices is also easy.

Has anyone already done this?

Jim Albright
Wycliffe Bible Translators

mikeday
I'm not aware of an existing tool like this, but it does sound like a reasonably straightforward thing to develop, and a good tool to have.
whit537
+1 for this feature.