7.7. View options

Wrap words wider than available space

If this toggle is checked, words which are wider than the space available in the document view, are wrapped. For example, when this toggle is not checked (note the horizontal scrollbar):

When this toggle is checked:

This option, which slightly modifies the behavior of word wrap in both the tree view and in the styled view, is useful to deal with long URLs and with languages such as Japanese or Chinese which do not use spaces between words.

Default: not checked.

7.7.1. "CSS stylesheet defaults" subsection

The following options parameterize the CSS style sheet used to visualize the document or to print it.

Setting some of these preferences will have no visible effect if the style sheet author has specified the corresponding properties in the style sheet. For example, if the user's preferred background is specified in the CSS stylesheet defaults subsection as being light yellow and if the style sheet author has specified the root element background-color as being white, the document will be rendered with a white background.

Serif font family

Specifies the font family used for property value font-family:serif.

Default: Serif (the Java™ default serif font family).

SansSerif font family

Specifies the font family used for property value font-family:sans-serif.

Default: SansSerif (the Java™ default sans-serif font family).

Monospaced font family

Specifies the font family used for property value font-family:monospace.

Default: Monospaced (the Java™ default monospaced font family).

Default font family

Specifies the default value for property font-family.

Default: SansSerif.

Default font size

Specifies the default value for property font-size. See also ViewText Size.

Default: 10pt.

Default background

Specifies the default value for property background-color. (Displays standard color chooser dialog box.)

Default: white.

Default text color

Specifies the default value for property color. (Displays standard color chooser dialog box.)

Default: black.

7.7.2. "Tree view settings" subsection

The following options allow to configure the fonts, colors and level of details of the tree view.

Except for "Fonts and colors", the following options apply only to the ``stand-alone'' tree views. That is, they do not apply to the ``mini'' tree views embedded in a styled view (e.g. DocBook colspec and spanspec elements are rendered as ``mini'' tree views within the styled view).

Base font size

The sizes of all the fonts used to render a tree view are computed relatively to this font size. See also ViewText Size.

Default: 12pt.

Fonts and colors

Displays a dialog box allowing to specify the fonts[19] and colors used to render a tree view.

Show attributes

Toggles the display of the attributes in the tree view.

Default: checked.

Show characters in text nodes

Toggles the display of text node characters in the tree view.

Default: checked.

Show characters in comment nodes

Toggles the display of comment node characters in the tree view.

Default: checked.

Show characters in processing-instruction nodes

Toggles the display of processing-instruction node characters in the tree view.

Default: checked.

7.7.3. Preferences related to tags

When showing tags, also show table tags

When showing element tags, also show table tags, that is, row group, row and cell tags.

Default: not checked. By default, table tags are hidden because showing them makes the table structure hard to understand.

Always show tags

When a document is created or opened, its styled view automatically displays the element tags.

Default: not checked.

7.7.4. Preferences related to images

Load images in a background task

Specifies whether the images referenced by a document should be loaded after the body of the document, in a background task.

No

The images are loaded at the same time as the body of the document. This means that when opening a document, you'll not see the body of the document until all the referenced images are loaded too. This option is well-adapted to images stored on the local filesystem, which is generally fast.

Yes

The images are loaded after the body of the document, in a background task. This means that when opening a document, you'll quickly see the body of the document and after that, each image referenced in the document will be revealed one after the other.

This option is well-adapted to images stored on remote filesystems (WebDAV, FTP, etc), which are often slow.

This option is also very useful if you author documents stored on the local filesystem, but containing a large number of images.

Remote images only

Images stored on remote filesystems (e.g. WebDAV, FTP, etc) are loaded after the body of the document, in a background task. Images stored on the local filesystem are loaded at the same time as the body of the document.

Default: Remote images only.

Display images

Specifies how by default, images are displayed in styled views:

normally

Display the image normally, that is, possibly scaled if this has been specified using attributes such as width and height.

as thumbnails

Show the bounding box of the (possibly scaled) image and, if there is enough room in this rectangle, also show a thumbnail (at most 128x128 pixels large).

This option allows to avoid out of memory errors when opening documents containing a large number of high-resolution images.

as bounding boxes

Show the bounding box of the (possibly scaled) image.

This option allows to speed up opening documents containing a large number of high-resolution images.

Note that options "as thumbnails" and "as bounding boxes" have no effect on images having an intrinsic size smaller than 32x32 pixels. Such small images are always displayed normally.

Default: normally.



[19] Font family and font style, but not the font size which is computed using "Base font size".