I used too many words. What I want to know is how to switch on location:absolute in Composer and how to switch on limitless (as against their icon'ed few choices) font sizes for areas of text.
I guess it was really a question about Composer. My mistake.
Thanks for the clue about 'Tidy', in fact I have it and use it - have used it, here on this problem, not something I've ever run across before. Good little number, I like it.
Html I see as as a severely overstretched thing. We had a markup language twenty years ago when I was programming on a Vax. I can't remember any more about it than that, really, it was written in the margins and it formatted the text.
That's what html was meant to do.
All so that things can be findable and viewable from our browsers.
And though it has been stretched to where it does all these things it does them with difficulty and with limitations and awkwardnesses, incompatibilities. Basically it is a crock.
After all these years and all this stretching you still can't easily construct a simple webpage with images and text splashed wherever you want them on the page - and take it and edit it, move things around, save it again, publish it.
After all these years it hasn't got easier - it has got harder.
That's a giveaway.
Funny, too. It is symptomatic of so much in the computer software world. Take something wonderful like a word processor. Lovely application. Simple premise - take a byte stream and process it.
Start with something clunky.
Then get something good.
Then get something good with addons.
Then get something good with addons plus extras.
Then get something good with addons plus extras plus options.
Then get something good with addons plus extras plus options plus connections.........
Until we finish up with a word processor that people can't write a simple note in without it causes frustration to the point of madness with its automatic checking and finishing and whatnot.....
This is human nature, eh? And the way of the capitalist world. When you're on a good thing, stick to it. Find a gravy train. If you can't think use someone else's thinking.
So there's hundreds, maybe thousands of people with a vested interest in developing that word processor and selling it, selling it, selling it through endless incarnations.... riders on the gravy train while the poor suffering software underneath loses all its value and identity.....
Yup. Just bored. Waiting for the minute hand to get around to 35 and I've got to take the kids to school........
Sorry for all the words.......
and thanks again........