Don> Some of this is due to the constraints of having to generically
Don> fit onto any size page (letter, legal, A4, etc.). Hopefully, with
Don> time, I'll able to clean this up.
Landscape mode maybe would be a solution to making it fit better?
>> I'd also make all the text align in the same plane for a generation
>> chain (not sure what to call it). For example, starting in the center
>> and working out to the left, you have the orientations (using clock
>> face) of:
Don> I'm not sure I understand this. Can you give an example?
Sorry, I didn't think I was clear enough here, so let me try again,
using more words, since I don't have a picture right now.
When I'm talking about the orientations using a clock face, I was
saying that the text, when read left to right, was oriented so that
you started at the 9 o'clock position and ended at the 3 o'clock
position. This was abreviated to 9-3. This is how text runs
When the text was rotated, it ran from the 8 o'clock to the 2 o'clock
orientation. Skewed about 20 degrees from the original orientation.
Then in the third ancestor generation, it was skewed even more, to an
almost vertical orientation, of 7 o'clock to 1 o'clock.
Now for the final generation layer, the orientation skewed back the
other way, and now ran from the 10 o'clock to 4 o'clock orientation.
So, what I'm asking for is to have the skew be kept within a narrow
range (if possible!) and so that the skew isn't large between
generations, though obviously it could skew over the span of five
generations. The skew between the fourth and fifth generations was
huge, so your eyes now had to go from lower left to upper right, then
to upper right, to lower left.
Does this make more sense? Maybe I should use compass directions
here instead. :]