[scribus-dev] masterpages color

Craig Bradney cbradney at scribus.info
Thu Sep 17 20:16:48 UTC 2015

> On 17 Sep 2015, at 22:15, JLuc <jluc at no-log.org> wrote:
> Hello franz
> i understand you reverted the change about giving colors to master page.
> i think that giving colors to master pages enables to recognize them
> in a easy and instant way, which is nice when having to change masterpages,
> like reordering pages of a long document.
> IMO the wrong thing with this feature is/was mainly...
> the default violent colors ! i dare say, they hurt the eyes.
> So what could be improved is the way to set the color :
> First, choose smoother default colors !
> maybe plain white / light grey / darker grey...
> or maybe these :
> http://www.123rf.com/photo_13600820_set-of-colorful-speech-bubbles-with-smooth-shadow.html ?
> second : the color choice is/was accessed in a dialog that is triggered
> in a menu that was far away entfernt from the masterpage edit dialog
> or from the pages layout window that refers these.
> (I cant find it now...)
> IMO It would be nicer to access this color input dialog
> closer to where the masterpages are visible or used
> for example in a little box aligned right
> on each masterpage line of the "manage pages" window.
> BTW there is a bug (?) there on my machine : when choosing a color,
> only the border color of the page is changed,
> not the space all around it, which creates a doubt in the user.
> But it works fine once that dialog is left and when editing the main document.
> last : beside the colors, the way the name is displayed could be improved.
> now, scribus try to fit a say 10 letters name
> into a little page rectangle where only 3 letters fit :
> it cant be read.
> It would be better when only initials
> or upercase letters of some camelcase masterpage name
> would be displayed.
> sincerly,
> JLuc

Hi JLuc

I requested the removal. We aren’t doing this feature this way, simple. Forget it.

Yes, the name also needs fixing.


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