[Scribus] Speed and font issues

John Pettigrew john
Mon Apr 5 12:44:36 CEST 2004

I'm looking at using Scribus 1.1.6 on my SuSE 8.2 system (nothing special
added beyond the SuSE-provided updates) but am having a few problems.

Basically, Scribus seems to run quite slowly when editing text. It's fairly
easy to see simply entering text - the display lags behind the keyboard entry
and the CPU usage increases, up to 100% if the lag gets serious (i.e. I enter
lots of text by e.g. pasting lots). Does anyone know how to deal with this?
(I'm the one who BandiPat was talking about a few days ago - we were
discussing this on the SuSE list and he mentioned that he had raised it here.)

Also, there is an odd issue with font placing, best illustrated by a
screenshot (http://www.xl-cambridge.com/egc/screenie-11:42.png). Essentially,
the text seems to be placed further to the right than Scribus expects. The
screenshot shows that the wrapping around an object is uneven (wider space on
the right than the left) but it also shows in cursor placement (harder to get
in a screenie!). That is, the cursor appears further to the left than it ought
to - it grazes the right-hand side of characters but is far to the left  (e.g.
it appears about halfway across a space between words when after the the space
and flush against the previous word when before the space).

Does anyone know how I might solve this problem?

Also, one question about how to use Scribus - how do I alter the wrap settings
for an object (i.e. which sides of an object text flows round, and what offset
is used)? I've looked in the docs and couldn't find it, and there are no
obvious (to me) menu entries or dialogs.


John Pettigrew          XL Cambridge - contract and freelance editing
Biology specialist         Molecular biology, genetics, biotechnology
john at xl-cambridge.com                    http://www.xl-cambridge.com/
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