Posted 12 October 2011 - 02:53 PM
Thanks for the query.
Print Edit version 5.5 is designed to improve the usability of the Format command -- to provide more properties (and parameters on some properties) for experienced users -- and to provide Quick Styles for inexperienced or casual users.
There are 5 Quick Styles -- Plain Text, No Decoration, Pack Boxes, Fit to Content and Arrange Boxes -- which do the following:
Plain Text -- sets black text on white background; standardises font family, font size and line height; and left aligns text.
No Decoration -- removes borders and outlines from boxes; removes bold, italic, underline, overline and line-through from text;
removes vertical align offsets (mainly used for subscripts and superscripts); and removes list bullets.
(For the other three Quick Styles, the user needs to have some concept of "blocks of content", for example, a paragraph or a column or an image.)
Pack Boxes -- removes margins and padding around boxes (i.e. packing boxes closer together); collapses dual borders between table cells to single border;
and makes all overflow text visible.
Fit to Content -- re-sizes boxes to fit the size of the content they contain.
Arrange Boxes -- re-arranges the blocks of content (removes or adds left/right justification) with non-block text free flowing around these blocks.
I tried to choose names for these Quick Styles that inexperienced users would understand (at least to some extent). Clearly, in the case of "Pack Boxes", this has not been successful. I think there are two problems -- the word "pack" has several meanings and doesn't really convey what is going on here -- most casual users will not be familiar with html/css "box" models (but hopefull will understand "blocks" of content).
Therefore, I have decided to:
- change "Pack Boxes" to "Reduce Margins"
- change "Arrange Boxes" to "Arrange Blocks" (another possibility would be "Arrange Content" but I think it has less meaning).
Both these changes are incorporated in Print Edit 5.5b3 which will be uploaded shortly.
Please let me know if anything is unclear or could be better.