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Allow negative indentation!

Please allow negative indentation!

That would make all kinds of hanging bullets, chapter numbers and outdentations easy without any workaround (like "indent everything but the headlines and lists" ...). It would make text layout faster, purer and cleaner, as the type area could be correctly defined just for the copy text.

I think this simple change should be easy to implement and bring enormous relief for our craft.

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Lukas Drechsel-Burkhard shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →


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  • Tobias Wantzen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If you mean, negative indentation to overstep the left text frame margin to the left and the right text frame margin to the right, I'm totally in! Strongly seconded!!!
    Negative Kerning to overstep the left frame border would be nice either!

  • Allen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is an important feature. Although indenting everything ELSE is an ok work-around, it's a bit silly in such an advanced compositor environment.

    This also might be a precursor to providing for real run-in headings. But I'm getting off-topic. I think there's an FR for that somewhere....

  • Tom L commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Would be more than great! Another benefit to this is that it would be much easier to split a paragraph, that now has to be indented, into more columns without the need of making adjustments to the par style!

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