[scribus-dev] Editable Master Pages

Craig Bradney cbradney at zip.com.au
Thu Jul 31 16:29:53 CEST 2008

> ----- Original Message -----
> Subject: [scribus-dev] Editable Master Pages
> From: Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com>
> To: "Scribus Development Mailing List" <scribus-dev at lists.scribus.net>
> Date: 31-07-2008 15:27
> I've gone over the proposal from Christoph, and have to say I find it a 
> bit more complex than I can understand.
> Meanwhile, here is a message I received from Terry Green:
> Hi Greg
> Thanks for the advice, will try and work round the problems with extra 
> master pages etc, one thing with the way they work in Indesign is I 
> could put all the text boxes I needed on the Master page and set the 
> different styles for each text box ie; Font Style,Size,Color,Fill color 
> etc, then when I enter text into it on any page based on that master the 
> styles and formatting and everything else with that text box or Image 
> box stays the same, maybe Scribus in the future may have these features, 
> it sure saves a lot of time.
> Regards
> Terry
> I don't know that changing Master Pages to meet his "needs" is a very 
> good answer. It sounds to me that what he really might want to use is a 
> Template, or actually just a template page. Maybe this could be in some 
> way linked to a Master Page, but I think that it needs to be a separate 
> layer.*

Actually, this is how master pages would work anyway in the future. A frame
on a master page will be able to be formatted, so any text typed into it on
a normal page will take up those settings unless overridden on that normal

> As I look at, I see that you can't insert a page from a 
> Template - at least I couldn't seem to make it work when I tried to 
> import a page from one. Furthermore, there would need to be some 
> facilitated way to find templates from the Import Page dialog - I found 
> it because I knew where to look.

Templates are somewhat broken and need reimplementing anyway - I would not
start to base any functionality on those that depends on the current
operation/look or that would confuse two commonly mixed up phrases like
master and template pages.


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