When I work in Glyphs I’m often zooming to fill the screen (CMD+0), or zooming out to look at text by pressing CMD+Minus multiple times. I suggest that there could be a quicker way to get to a preset ‘text view’ zoom level where the point size is set by the user.
Also, in Glyphs 1, entering any number in the pt size box returns an error.
That’s even more work to preview big chunks of text!
What exists in Glyphs is already adequate, I merely change the line length and zoom out to see a decent paragraph view. I’d also like a hotkey for a preset paragraph view zoom level / pt size, instead of having to scroll carefully, or press CMD+Minus several times
Glyphs is not a DTP program. Rendering mass text would create a performance problem, because a font must be calculated on the fly every time you change something.
Plus, you do not need multiple lines for seeing combinations. So in this case, I suggest either stepping through your long text with the cursor, and the display at the bottom will center on the current glyph. Or, better yet, you create a set of sample texts, and step through them with a keyboard shortcut.
I'm confused, I already often look at 'mass text' and it's no problem?... The paragraph text in Glyphs is already adequate. There's a lot of latency here to just view simple paragraph text:
Go to other program - InDesign or web browser
Review, and decide a change.
Switch back to Glyphs
(Obviously in a complex layout, InDesign and web browser testing is better.) One of the big advantages of Glyphs for me is being always able to go from the glyph edit view then out to the paragraph view in the same window. A preset zoom hotkey (like CMD+0, but perhaps slightly further out than “Zoom fit to Width”) would make this just a little quicker.