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Re: Evolution and maddening Preformat



On Tue, 2007-01-23 at 01:41 -0500, Ric Moore wrote:
> What is with Preformat popping up when I'm entering text? I could rip it
> out and never miss it. Anyone know how to do such a thing and just what
> the heck is it for anyway?? It's the most annoying "feature" I've ever
> seen to an emailer. I'd like to pound an oak stake into "Normal" so that
> method of entry is permanent. Thanx! Ric

Preformat is handy when you have a long command line you want to post
that you don't want wrapped into a paragraph within the current wrap
limits.  It's valuable when quoting things that need to penetrate
paragraph wrap boundaries.  Evo preformats your sigs and also is used
when quotes of the previous email are plonked into the composer window.

Yeah shit does happen sometimes, but as long as you've got that pulldown
menu in every composer box, you're ok.  Evo shows you if you are in a
"preformat" field; just keep an eye on the pulldown to get that warning.
It will say what the attributes of the text field are when you click on
that spot in the body.  The trick then is to avoid typing in the
preformat fields to start with. I find preformat real handy when I
want/need to go beyond paragraph limits.   To wit --

This is your text:

/sbin/ldconfig -v -N -X 2>/dev/null | sed -e 's/ (.*)$//g' | sed -n -e
'/^\/.*:$/s/:$//p'


This is your text on Preformat:

/sbin/ldconfig -v -N -X 2>/dev/null | sed -e 's/ (.*)$//g' | sed -n -e '/^\/.*:$/s/:$//p'


Any questions?  ;)

LX
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