Bookmark Marker Weirdness

Richard Kimberly Heck rikiheck at
Thu Feb 25 20:04:24 UTC 2021

On 2/25/21 2:25 PM, Jean-Marc Lasgouttes wrote:
> Le 19/02/2021 à 22:05, Richard Kimberly Heck a écrit :
>> If you put a bookmark into the middle of a paragraph, then the marker 
>> for it moves if you enter new material ahead of it. This is of course 
>> because the bookmark is keyed to paragraph and position, but it is 
>> very distracting on screen. I'm half inclined to suggest keying 
>> bookmarks just to paragraphs, since their position does change in 
>> this way. That would take care of the display problem, too.
> I am completely aware that the current situation is not satisfying.
> What I would like to do is to put the marker in the margin. 
> Unfortunately, we have to cater for the highly rare case where several 
> bookmarks are set in the same row. In this case, it would be necessary 
> to move the bookmark number vertically. But then we will not be sure 
> anymore that the bookmark number will be in the row/paragraph and we 
> will be displaying in the vertical territory of a different paragraph, 
> which can only lead to issues.

Yes, I can see the problem. Unfortunately, I don't have any great ideas. 
I guess we will see what you come up with.


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