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,
Neil Lewis, London.
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