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Derek Read

Reply to: XMetal 6.0 spell check highlighting in red color is very close to letters

Turns out there is an undocumented INI variable that lets you fiddle with this.
It supports values from 0 to 200 with the default being 96 (ie: when not set).

spell_squiggly_line_offset = 96

It was not a requirement to allow end users to make such changes and so development did not design it with usability in mind. This makes it difficult to describe exactly how much it moves when you change this value (it's sort of pixels, but not really because CSS comes into play so it needs to adjust based on text sizes for any given element). In simplest terms, if you want the line lower increase the value, if you want it higher reduce it. Keep in mind however, that if you reduce it too much it will cover the text or be placed above it.

As with all INI variables you need to restart XMetaL Author to have it take effect. For me the usable range is minimum of about 85 and maximum of about 110. Beyond this and the line will probably start overlapping text.

As with any undocumented INI setting please do not rely on it. Unless something is documented in the Customization Guide it may change.

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