[Scribus] Scripter

Franz Schmid Franz.Schmid
Wed Dec 29 09:16:53 CET 2004

Louis Desjardins schrieb:
> It just came to my mind that this little X is like a dumb light in the 
> car telling you the motor temp is too high... when it's too late (or 
> very late)... We'd be improving again, and innovating, if the little 
> square telling you text overflows would be a number (of line) instead. 
> Could be in a square. Could be whatever! But it would be anything but 
> dumb. And would help make a decision right away:
> a. too many lines to adjust the layout, go back to the editor and tell 
> them to cut that many lines (and by the way, you sound smart knowing 
> that much about the problem! No more "cut a few, and it'll be perfect" 
> thing... who needs an approximation 10 minutes from the deadline?!)
> b. 2-3 lines over, track a bit or suppress a subtitle
> c. 10 lines over and this author will never accept a text cut, crop the 
> picture instead, crop it!
> d. 20 lines and the same as 3, change the font and squeeze the 
> leading... oh! and yes, crop the pic, just a bit.
> e. 300 lines over... well, at least you'll know it doesn't fit at all 
> and can ask "by the way who the hell did the layout and thought it'd fit!"
> :-)
> Louis
You can get the exact information how much text doesn't fit into a 
textframe when you right click on that frame and choose the "Info"
item on top of the popup menue.

Best Regards,
Franz Schmid

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