[Scribus] Cursor and text selection

Craig Bradney cbradney
Tue Apr 13 22:34:00 CEST 2004

Hi Ruth,

> i too have problems selecting text sometimes, seems to me the problems happen 
> most with large font sizes, smaller sizes seem to work ok, and i wonder, 
> thinking about it, if it is just very slow to react when the font size is 
> large ?

could be interesting to make some tests for various font sizes...

> its good to know that work is being done in this area! it's really nice to be 
> able to select text to make changes down on the letter or part of a word 
> level.
> another thing i don't seem to be able to get to work is the use of the 
> justification buttons (left, right, centre etc) from the text pane on the 
> properties window - any one any ideas ?

err? they wont work if you use styles.. or more correctly, they will
conflict so set them in your paragraph style definition, or, if you
arent using paragraph styles.. just set them.. not really sure where the
problem is there. Perhaps send a sample file to my address.

> thanks for such a good application though, i'm laying out a journal at the 
> moment and having fun and success. i'll let the list know when the finished 
> article is available for perusal, if anyone is interested, (and of course it 
> contains scribus in the credits)

Yes, we always love to see example of nice layouts and applications of
scribus in the real world. Please send us an address to view.


> ruth
> > Hello!
> >
> > The overall feeling of Scribus 1.1.6 is a much more achieved program than
> > was 1.1.2. There are plenty of features (new and enhanced) that makes the
> > program, in my view, outstanding and well worth the detour... and stay!
> >
> > There is one thing though I find hard to work with (even after a whole
> > week-end working with Scribus). Text selection is somewhat difficult. The
> > cursor doesn't seem to react in an absolute manner to the user will. When
> > clicking on a line, you find the cursor the line below or above. Selecting
> > text is not easy. As this happens both on my Mac and on my Linux station, I
> > think it is not platform related.
> >
> > Before documenting as a bug, I would like to know what you think about
> > that. It is hardly possible this has gone unnoticed. I know it is a very
> > good way to get people to have good working habits, forcing users to make
> > an extensive use of stylesheet... And I know that the Text Editor exists
> > especially for that. But not all tasks can be achieved through the Text
> > Editor. So, I think that this area needs improvement!
> >
> > Thank you!
> >
> > Louis
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