[Scribus] wishlist

neil lewis neil
Mon Mar 24 20:54:29 CET 2003

Over the past ten years or so I've used primarily PagePlus for Windows 
for DTP. In case you're unfamiliar with it, it's a very full-featured 
budget DTP which has always been easy to use but capable of very good 

Some of the nicer features it would be good to see in Scribus would be:

    A floating "properties" toolbar - which gives editable and object 
specific information about whichever object is selected, ie for a 
bitmap, it would specify it's width and             height, border width 
and style, angle of rotation and position on the page plus wrap 
settings. For a text object it would show the typeface, style and size, etc.

    A greater variety of fill types for frames and drawn objects - 
graduations, tiled bitmap fills, etc.

    Easily editable drop shadow, lighting and bevel effects for all objects.

    A small, built-in text editor so that text can be edited without 
having to copy it to another program and inserted straighyt back again 

I know that's a tall order, but you did ask!

By the way, I still think Scribus is wonderful now - congrats and thanks 
a#to everyone involoved - but you can't have too much of a good thing, 
can you?


Neil Lewis, London.

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