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Importing Ems-based text layouts

Thread began 11/07/2009 7:32 am by Ben Pleysier | Last modified 11/09/2009 11:29 pm by Ben Pleysier | 1198 views | 2 replies |

Ben Pleysier

Importing Ems-based text layouts

Thank you for a fine product, despite the following problems that I have experienced.

These are:
1. The accompanying instruction is to import the .xml-file using the non-existant Layout Manager. In the meantime I have found the Preset Manager doing the task of the Layout Manager.
2. After many unsuccessful attempts to import the .xml-file I decided to place the .xml-files into a zip-file. This works!
3. Using the imported ems-based file I noticed that the text was still sized in pixels rather than in ems. Spent hours without finding a solution.

I prefer to use ems-sizing for text so that, if the text is too small, the user can increase the size using browser options.

Naturally, I can replace the pixel-base into ems-base myself, but I assume that this is not the reason why WebAssist included the source files.

Please help, not just for me, but for all those that have or will experience the same problems.

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Eric Mittman

The documentation has yet to be updated for all products to refer to the Preset Manager rather than the layout manager. So the Preset manager is the correct location to add new layouts.

You should be importing the entire downloaded zip file for the EMS bases layouts. Once you import this zip you should have an EMS version of each of the layouts listed.

Once you have successfully imported the layouts you can create a new page based on these that will use EMS bases settings for text, line height and some others, here is an example of the output directly from the CSS:

font-size: 0.7em;
line-height: 1.3em;

This came from creating a page from the 1 column, elastic, centered - EMS text using the cabo sunset color choice. This test was performed with CSS Sculptor v3.0.0 in DW CS3 on an XP machine.

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Ben Pleysier

Thank you, this worked for me with CSS Sculptor v3.0.0 in DW CS4 on a Windows 7 machine

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