[Scribus] Newbie: Preferences dialog greyed out

Craig Bradney cbradney
Sun Apr 3 10:20:44 CEST 2005

On Sunday 03 April 2005 04:13, Haines Brown wrote:
> > > Following the tutorial, I open a new document, and a New Document
> > > dialog appears. When it is dismissed, a new blank page is
> > > displayed, showing the margins I had set for the page. To create a
> > > frame, I go to Tools-->Properties to bring up the Properties
> > > dialog. It pops up, but it is greyed out.
> >
> > Select the text frame tool from the tools toolbar and draw your frame.
> > When= =20
> > this is selected, the properties palette will be usable.
> Yes sir, that was it. I'm a bit allergic to the mouse and so tend to
> ignore tool bar icons. Will have to break that habit (but in my
> defense, the Tutorial didn't mention the step). But is there any
> way I can Insert Text Frame from the keyboard (it would have to be
> dragged to create it, of course)?

You can in 1.3cvs. All main tools can now be selected by the keyboard.

> OT comment: I'm not used to GUI applications, but back ca. 1995 I used
> a wonderful word processor based on a DTP approach, named
> Describe. It used text frames, also, in much the same manner. I wonder
> if anyone's heard of it.

Yes.. I had it too on OS/2.

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