[Scribus] Bug report: Disappearing text in text frames

Peter Linnell scribusdocs
Wed May 12 05:16:13 CEST 2004

On Tue, 2004-05-11 at 22:28, rmunn at pobox.com wrote:
> Greetings,
> First, thank you to the Scribus developers for a very useful piece of
> open-source software. Unfortunately, I'm running into an annoying bug
> that's making Scribus rather difficult for me to use right now. When I
> create a text frame and type in it, I can see the text as I type. But as
> soon as I hit the Backspace key to correct any mistakes, the entire text
> vanishes. But when I start typing again, the entire text re-appears.
> Hitting Backspace isn't the only way for me to make the text disappear.
> It also disappears when I click outside the text frame. I can select the
> frame, and its border appears as a red dashed line, with grab handles to
> resize it. I can resize the frame, and it resizes just fine -- but still
> the text inside is invisible. The only way for me to actually see what's
> inside the text frame is to click on the "Edit Contents of Frame" tool
> and actually add at least one character to the text, at which point the
> entire text reappears. If I delete one character, or highlight part of
> the text (whether with the cursor or the mouse), the entire text
> disappears again.
> This is purely a display problem: the actual characters are not being
> lost. But the only way that I can see the text is to either add a
> character, or else work inside the Story Editor tool. This is making it
> almost impossible to use Scribus productively, as I can't rearrange text
> frames on the page and see how they're going to look.
> I'm running the Gentoo distribution of Linux; I compiled Scribus from
> source with Gentoo's portage utility. Versions of Scribus and the other
> packages that it depends on (at least according to Gentoo's list of
> dependencies):
> scribus-1.1.6
> zlib-1.2.1
> qt-3.3.2
> libart_lgpl-2.3.16
> lcms-1.12
> freetype-2.1.5
> Have you seen this problem before? Is there any other information you'd
> like me to provide?
> P.S. I would report this on the Scribus Bug Tracker, but
> http://scribus.bradney.info/ gives me a 404 Not Found error: "The
> requested URL / was not found on this server."

Try: http:// bugs.scribus.net

However, this is fixed in 1.2CVS.

You can setup a CVS download with instructions from here:



or download the CVS ebuild from www.scribus.net in the downloads >
development section.


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