[scribus-dev] Serious bugs in

Louis Desjardins louis.desjardins at gmail.com
Mon Jul 21 00:27:47 CEST 2008

2008/7/20 "Christoph Schäfer" <christoph-schaefer at gmx.de>:

> Hi guys,
> while working on the print layout of the manual (which is almost finished,
> btw -- 390 pages so far and about +/- 40 more to come; only PDF Forms and
> the glossary aren't finished yet), I stumbled across a major bug in
>, which made me lose literally hours of work: I replaced fi and fl
> with ligatures in the Story Editor via search & replace.

This reminds me when I layed out my Pushkin book for LGM 1 - Lyon.

I think there is a decent workaround for this but it remains to be proved.

Workaround (?) use the Search & Replace function outside the SE. I think it
worked better although the refresh was a bit long. Also, since there is
(was) no progress bar, depending on the strings to change, users can get
anxious waiting for Scribus to be done with the changes but it works. This
remains to be proven now with — Christoph, can you check this? At
least try with a chapter, not the entire book.

Hope this helps.


> As a result, about 50% of assigned paragraph styles had been lost or
> changed to another paragraph style. The same goes for manual formatting that
> simply disappeared. I don't think this bug can remain unfixed in
> If someone can verify, it'd be great if a bug report could be filed (and the
> bug get fixed, of course). As you may know, I currently can't do this.
> Other issues:
> - Bullets inserted in the Story Editor are only saved to the document if
> they're inserted twice (ie, insert bullet > apply > nothing; reopen SE >
> insert again > then they're there).
> - Cursor placement seems to be worse than ever before -- a real PITA.
> - While it's a known issue that Scribus sometimes indicates changes to a
> doc when there were none, sometimes doesn't indicate changes in
> the icon bar (the save button is greyed out). Only trying to close the
> document will bring up a dialog that asks if I want to save the changes.
> - Text frames with placeholders for page numbers aren't copied correctly on
> master pages if a master page is copied. I almost always had to select the
> respective text frame and resize it a bit to prevent text overflow, even
> though there was enough space.
> - There's other odd and unpredictable behaviour related to text formatting,
> which, I hope, will become obsolete with the new text engine.
> Regards
> Christoph
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