On Wed, 24 Nov 2004, David Christian Berg wrote:
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 06:28:24 +0100
From: David Christian Berg <david@...407...>
To: Alan Horkan <horkana@...44...>
Subject: Re: [Inkscape-devel] snap to page border
On Mi, 2004-11-24 at 03:31 +0000, Alan Horkan wrote:
> On Sun, 21 Nov 2004, David Christian Berg wrote:
> > Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 13:19:38 +0100
> > From: David Christian Berg <david@...407...>
> > To: inkscape-devel(a)lists.sourceforge.net
> > Subject: [Inkscape-devel] snap to page border
> > The first and often only guides, I create, are guides on the page border
> > and guides that are within a 5 mm frame from the border.
> > Now this makes me think if it wouldn't make sense to have a "snap to
> > page border" in the documents prefs (page tab) as well as a "snap to
> > margin" and then be able to define a top, left, right, bottom margin of
> > the page.
> > Should I file an RFE?
> I am sure it would be useful to have.
> I wonder if snap to grid could be improved to avoid needing a seperate
> preference? (What do Illustrator Freehand or other applictions do?)
> I notice that the grid already lines up with the vertical edges of my
> page but not the top edge, perhaps the grid positioning could be tweaked
> so that it lines up with the top and left edges more easily?
Not really because the grid is not _supposed_ to do that, since you
specify the distance between the gridlines and maybe an orgin.
Okay so in the case of the document I opened it was coincidence that the
page edges coincided with Grid lines but you said "maybe an origin" so I
am asking if there is any reason for the 'origin' not to be setup in such
a way as to coincided with the top left corner of the page?
Damn. To answer my own question I see that Inkscape considers the bottom
left corner to be the origin and the grid does align with that corner.
I think a seperate option is actually quite needed and it's what
from InDesign after all.
I thought the grid was more dynamic than it really was, the current grid
hides some of the lines when it is at 50% Zoom level and as a result I
incorrectly assumed that the grid was dynamic and got subdivided at
different Zoom levels (but it doesn't).