[scribus-dev] [Scribus 0010673]: Select on multiple layer

Cedric Gémy cedric.gemy at gmail.com
Sun May 27 19:49:18 UTC 2012


in vienna we have discussed the way the selection on multiple layers
> works and we found it too complicated too use.
> our proposal is to just add a preference to say if the user wants to be
> able to select items across the layers and then, allow the selections:
> - on the current layer
> - on all non locked layers
> enabling the selection for each layer seems to be too complicated
> to use and we think that a general switch should be enough.
IMO not that's too complicated, just that you sometimes need to spread
"linked" objects among and that the need to move them together is here.
Some examples :

- you have a link adress http of email and had created a PDF link over it
(on a new layer). If you move the text frame, you'd like to move the link
with it

- you have pictures on a  layer and text on another (practical to manage
sources and display, or manage same ressources for several language
document where you would make one layer / lang. You would like to move them
together too

in fact, we often use layer to "split" the content and organise. But all
the contents can be related in the layout so that the need to modify them
at once is not so rare.

> what do you think about it?
yes, i agree. I guess it might be some selector tool option ?!

> it's ok if i do a new patch?

tell me how i can help.

Cédric Gémy
Association Francophone des Graphistes Libres
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