From: Martin Sevior (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Oct 29 2002 - 19:38:08 EST
On Wed, 2002-10-30 at 01:31, Dr William Bland wrote:
> If I understand correctly, Abiword represents a document by
> a doubly-linked list of objects (strings, images, etc.) where the format
> parameters (e.g. boldness, font size, etc.) are constant over a single
> object in the list.
> I am trying to
> 1. Find the list of objects that corresponds to the
> document in the currently selected frame.
> 2. Step through it, from the first object to the last.
> Unfortunately I'm not getting very far. Could someone post a code
> snippet if this is just a few lines (I'm sure it must be simple to those
> who know how!) or if it's not so simple some hints would be great.
Yes. The fundamental description of a document is made by the
The peice table consists of a double linked list of objects called
Fragments "frags". Each frag has it's own set of properties describing a
segment of the document with identical properties.
There are 4 main subclasses of frags.
frag_strux a container of other frags => translates to a layout class
frag_Text a collection of text with identical properties
Frag_FmtMark a change of properties for following text without
Frag_Object contains image/field
This classes themselves have sub-classes eg frag_Strux has subclasses
frag_strux_block, frag_strux_section, frag_strux_sectiontable etc..
I wrote a little method in PD_Document to display the properties
associated with struxes around a strux that I used for debugging
PD_Document::miniDump(PL_StruxDocHandle sdh, UT_sint32 nstruxes)
Input a StruxDocHandle sdh (basically a void * pointer to frag_strux,
these are buried in every fl_Layout class) and it will dump the nstruxes
before and after sdh to the xterm that run abiword from. Have a look at
the code in minidump to see how to itterate over over the frags.
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