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Chapter 4. TEXT AND FIELD MEMBERS > KNOWING WHEN TO USE TEXT AND FIELDS

KNOWING WHEN TO USE TEXT AND FIELDS

When deciding whether to use text or field members, you must take a variety of factors into account. Table 4.1 can help you decide. In most cases, you will find reasons to use both types. To choose which to use, you must decide which factor is a priority.

Table 4.1. Factors in Deciding Between Text and Field Members
Factor Use
Must look smooth Text
Must display quickly Field
Must not add too much to the file size Field
Must be capable of displaying indents Text
Consistent line spacing Text
Must be capable of displaying tables Text
Must be capable of receiving imported RTF and HTML files Text
Must be able to add borders and margins easily Field
Must be able to add a text shadow easily Field
Must be able to add hypertext links easily Text
Must never change appearance from platform to platform Text



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