What’s new in the 4D Write Pro Interface widget?

4D Write Pro offers many possibilities for both developers and end-users. A wide range of commands and standard actions are available for developers to create advanced and beautifully designed documents, while end-users are offered two feature-rich interface widgets.

Guess what 4D v19 R5 is bringing? Yes, we’ve added a set of features to the interface widget, such as management of line height!

Here are the new features in 4D v19 R5:

Often, the front page of a document displays the title, author, and company. The formulas for inserting that information and more have been around for a long time. But asking an end-user to type “This.title” or “This.author” is not user-friendly. We have added a menu to insert these formulas in both interfaces.

We’ve also added several attributes of paragraphs for better respect of typography rules, to have a more readable and more aesthetic document, such as:

  • Widow and orphan control
  • Avoid page break inside
  • Keep with next 
  • Line height


In the sidebar widget, you can now manage page breaks, section breaks, columns, and view parameters like orientation, format, type (draft, page, or embedded), or visibility of some elements (invisible character, header, footer).

As for the toolbar widget, we’ve added the possibility to fill in the fields, title, author, subject, company, and notes.


Toolbar widget



Sidebar widget




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Vanessa Talbot
• Product Owner •Vanessa Talbot joined 4D Program team in June, 2014. As a Product Owner, she is in charge of writing the user stories then translating it to functional specifications. Her role is also to make sure that the feature implementation delivered is meeting the customer need.Since her arrival, she has worked to define key features in 4D. She has worked on most of preemptive multi-threading new features and also on a very complex subject: the new architecture for engined application. Vanessa has a degree from Telecom Saint-Etienne. She began her career at the Criminal Research Institute as a developer for the audiovisual department. She has also worked in media and medical fields as expert in technical support, production as well as documenting new features.