[scribus-dev] Import Page Dialog

Dale Beams drbeams at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 29 18:55:27 CEST 2010

On Wed, 2010-09-29 at 09:30 +0200, a.l.e wrote:
> hi dale,
> > On the Page --> Import --> Import Page(s) dialog, could I suggest the
> > following:
> > 
> > 1. "Import Page(s) [   ] from 0" default entry/behavior as "Import
> > Page(s) [ 1 ] from [ x ]" where the default is one and the from is the
> > last page by default or blank(requires an entry).  Changes in the
> > default entry [ 1 ] to something such as [ 3 ] would still require the
> > user input as currently designed.  The second entry from [ x ] is
> > either autofilled with the last page or left blank requiring user
> > input as currently designed.
> i just skimmed through the import pages dialog and got it to crash when really trying to import 2 pages.
> indeed, it would be nice to be able to define which pages are to be imported. i see two ways there:
> - a "complicated" dialog like in the page arrange window, where one could select the pages she wants to import
> - a more pragmatic solution like in the print (and pdf export) dialog: just write a sequence of pages (1,3-5 for pages 1,3,4,5).
> the label on the right should be renamed "of x" instead of "from x".

Correct.  My suggestion was made because one never imports 0.4 pages.
It's always at least one.  The current dialog allows one to specify 1-2
or 2-8, etc.  Not sure about 1,3-5,6-10

Personally I tend to stick to the KISS principle unless it's an industry
standard.  Complicated dialogs create complicated questions and

> > 2. Create Page(s) default preferences option.  For example, setting
> > the default prefernce to "at end" etc.
> > 
> > In newspaper production, catalog, magazine, etc., pages are able to be
> > completed by individual departments (sports, food, etc.) in single or
> > multiple pages and then imported into a master document.  These small
> > changes would increase the speed of the final draft layout.
> imo, the default should be to import all pages if nothing is defined (like in the print dialog you print all if you don't specify a range).

This works, and would work with the current dialog box.  The only
drawback is if you accidentally imports 60+ pages.

> did i understand correctly your concerns? what i wrote does makes sense to you?

Makes sense to me.  I hadn't considered the multiple non-continuous
pages option.  My dialog boxes suggestion would have excluded that.

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