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__archiben
Newcomer
when when when will we be able to format text in different ways within the same text 'box'?

it doesn't have to be as powerful as ms word: just the ability to bold/italic/underline/change font of a single word in a sentence without having to create a different text element would be nice.

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Millard Brooking
Newcomer
Actually I'm somewhere between "gotta have it" and maybe. I would prefer to be able to import word or PDF files with the formatting intact.
Mac 10.6.7
MacPro Dual 2.66GHz Intel
AC113, AC14, AC15

Rob
Graphisoft
Graphisoft
Exactly, you are right Ben...
What I actually need is a simple font formatting and the tabulator function to get simple tables done within the one text element!
::rk

James B
Graphisoft
Graphisoft
And another thing....

Control+A (select all) when in a text field should work. At the moment, it just types an A. Really annoying.

The only to select all the text is to click hold and drag upwards. But for consistency with every other programme I reckon Control+A should also work.


James.
Technical Product Manager, Graphisoft

Alex Schamenek
Newcomer
And please please Graphisoft don't forget to include:
  • *Tabs that work
    *Bullets (numbered and just dots)
    *Hanging indent (Please don't leave this out! This is soooo important!)
A l e x S c h a m e n e k[/size]
I make no apologies for rudeness. I'll be nice when AC is decent.
2.4 GHZ P4,1 GB RAM 128 MB ATI Radeon 9700 Windows XP sp1,ArchiCAD 8r3.1[1410]

Geoffroy Magnan
Newcomer
Alex wrote:
And please please Graphisoft don't forget to include:
  • *Tabs that work
    *Bullets (numbered and just dots)
    *Hanging indent (Please don't leave this out! This is soooo important!)


I second that entirely, especially the auto bullets lists, and indentation control PLUS : fully justified alignment
Geoffroy Magnan - Ir Architecte
Win2000 SP4 - P4 3.8 - 3 GB - GeForce 6600 - AC10 INTL

Gyuri Nyitrai
Newcomer
Added to wishlist:

- ability to bold/italic/underline/change font of a single word in a sentence without having to create a different text element
- tabulator function to get simple tables done within the one text element
- Control+A (select all) when in a text field should work
- Tabs, bullets, hanging indent
- fully justified alignment

Matthew Lohden
Newcomer
How about just creating a text tool with the same basic (text) functions as TextEdit (on the Mac) or even NotePad (on the PC)?

These basic functions have been solved for so long that it seems there is probably open source code available, or at least someone who would sell or license a basic word processor real cheap.

It is important also to support RTF in and out.
Matthew Lohden
Consultant, SF CA

MacPro 8core 32GB Radeon 5870
OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion, XP32, Win 7x64

Dave Jochum
Booster
To each, his own, I guess--but I'd sure like to hear the reason why someone voted to not add text formatting capability
Dave Jochum

J o c h u m A R C H I T E C T S http://www.jochumarchitects.com

MBP 15" (2017)+27" 4K•16GB•OS 11.6•AC 24,25 (latest build)

Alex Schamenek
Newcomer
Matthew wrote:
How about just creating a text tool with the same basic (text) functions as... ...NotePad (on the PC)?
I think you mean WORDPAD, not notepad.
Notepad only supports simple text. No colors. You can't even change the font! Well you can but you can only have one font per file. And it definately doesn't have bullets or hanging indent. And notepad can't open RTF documents with formatting intact. You see the coding but it doesn't render it. In fact the text in ArchiCAD already DOES pretty much work like notepad. So please Graphisoft. The text needs to be at LEAST as sophisticated as WORDPAD.

I do agree with your RTF request.

Oh! And Gyuri. While you are adding CTRL+A to the wishlist please add CTRL+Z (undo) and CTRL+Y (redo).
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I make no apologies for rudeness. I'll be nice when AC is decent.
2.4 GHZ P4,1 GB RAM 128 MB ATI Radeon 9700 Windows XP sp1,ArchiCAD 8r3.1[1410]

Gyuri Nyitrai
Newcomer
Alex wrote:
Oh! And Gyuri. While you are adding CTRL+A to the wishlist please add CTRL+Z (undo) and CTRL+Y (redo).
Dear Alex,

I added these shortcuts to ArchiCAD Wishlist as well.

Matthew Lohden
Newcomer
"Alex Schamenek" wrote:
I think you mean WORDPAD, not notepad.[/size]

You are right of course. On the PC I have mostly used MS Word (or progammers' text editors) and forgot the finer points of the lesser utilities.
Matthew Lohden
Consultant, SF CA

MacPro 8core 32GB Radeon 5870
OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion, XP32, Win 7x64

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