[Scribus] Re: WP vs DTP
Mon Dec 20 02:03:27 CET 2004
On Saturday 18 December 2004 11:00 robert wrote:
> ><snip> The only potentially useful function, off
> > the top of my head, would be to automate the flow of text into
> > similar-shaped text boxes on the following page(s). Want to compete with
> > MS Office? Use StarOffice/OpenOffice, or one of the miriad other
> > competitors.
> > Rainer Heilke
> I've been playing with 1.2.1 (cvs) and apparently scribus does have this
> feature. When the new document dialog box comes up, there is a check box
> for "automatic text frames" which does create a page sized (but within the
> margins) text frame and links it to the previous one whenever you add a new
Wow! This is *exactly* what I was envisioning as a central part of the WP-like
features I was talking of.
I would have proposed allowing "automatic frames" to propagate horizontally,
vertically, or both. Standard WP-like behaviour would be vertical, in
page-sized quanta. However, propagating horizontally, in columns, and/or
vertically as needed would allow greater flexibility.
In addition, I would like to see (and am happy to propose) a method for
automatically capturing and managing style information to maximise its
benefit and reuse.
Finally, a few more visual "GUI" controls for certain features. Eg, I believe
that page numbers are inserted with a "magic key sequence". An additional
menu-driven system would help the more casual users.
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