[texworks] Wishlist for pdf previewer

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Mon Jan 23 01:00:41 CET 2012

On 2012-01-22 at 15:50:01 +0100, Stefan Löffler wrote:

 > Hi,
 > On 2011-11-01 01:17, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
 > >  > Would a measurement tool work as well? For starters, this could be as
 > >  > simple as showing the cursor coordinates somewhere in the status bar,
 > >  > but could be extended to measure, e.g., the length or angles of lines.
 > >  > Rulers should be doable as well, but their implementation is probably
 > >  > not straight-forward when in continuous mode (as different pages may
 > >  > have different sizes and orientations) and possibly not very helpful on
 > >  > some cases (e.g., when wanting to measure something in the center of the
 > >  > page).
 > >
 > > Yes, a measurement tool would be fine.  And with marquee zoom you get
 > > a quite good resolution.  gv is showing the cursor coordinates already
 > > but what I'm missing there is to be able to change the origin and the
 > > unit of measure.
 > OK, a measurement tool is implemented now (on github, not yet ported to
 > the main Tw branch). The cursor coordinates are not shown (I'm not sure
 > if that is helpful, anyway?) but you can draw a line between any two
 > points on the page (with the option to snap to horizontal or vertical
 > lines) and it displays the length of the line, in the units defined at
 > http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Useful_Measurement_Macros - hope
 > that's convenient enough, for starters, anyway. And it works with
 > marquee zoom ;). And the line can be edited (i.e., each of the two
 > endpoints can be adjusted independently, the line can be moved as a
 > whole, and the length updates dynamically).

Hi Stefan,
this sounds great.  Thank you very much!


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