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Subject: Re: [office] Clarification for frame formatting propertystyle:flow-with-text

On Fri, 2007-19-10 at 08:30 +0200, Oliver-Rainer Wittmann - Software
Engineer - Sun Microsystems wrote:
> Hi Andreas,
> I want to ask you, if you can give your answer to Michael's question.
> As it turned out that the used wording and terms causes confusion, I 
> think it would be helpful, if we have your answer here.


Michael was completely correct with his understanding of my
interpretation of the term clipping. [I think this term has been around
with this meaning at least since I first worked in computer graphics in
the late seventies. So I thought the term had a standard meaning.] 


> Michael Brauer wrote:
> > Andreas, Oliver,
> > 
> > I'm not sure if you use the same definition of "to clip".
> > 
> > Andreas: I think for you it does mean that one those parts of an object 
> > are painted that are within the bounds of the table cell. That is, the 
> > object's position is not touched. If the object does not fit into the 
> > table cell, it is only partially visible, or not visible at all. Is that 
> > correct?
> > 
> > Oliver: I think for you "to clip" means that the object is forced to 
> > stay within the table cell, either by enlarging the table cell, or maybe 
> > (I'm not sure) by adapting its position. Is that correct?
> > 
> > Best regards
> > 
> > Michael
> > 
"Liberty consists less in acting according to
one's own pleasure, than in not being subject 
to the will and pleasure of other people. It 
consists also in our not subjecting the wills 
of other people to our own."  Rousseau

Prof. Dr. Andreas J. Guelzow
Dept. of Mathematical & Computing Sciences
Concordia University College of Alberta

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