[Scribus] Re: Two ideas from an earlier DTP app (Eilert)

el Sismógrafo , S.L. sismi
Fri Feb 18 19:44:57 CET 2005

> 2. With a special key you could call a small input dialog, just 1 line
> or so, for invoking special formatting codes. I think my friend
> explained to me that these were the codes for a machine previously used
> for layouting in the printing world (Linotype???). Anyway, formatting
> was made ridiculously fast by just typing some codes, and the whole
> paragraph or text was re-alined. (He admitted that hardly anyone from
> the DTP world knew these codes anymore and he considered himself kinda
> dinosaur still using them...)

This reminds me of a feature autocad has and which I find very nifty though I 
am not a CAD user. Anyway, as presumably a lost of Scribus users are bash 
users as well ;-) I think this would be an excellent feature to have. I 
personally do most alignments when layouting our magazines by introducing the 
values instead of dragging objects. I am dreaming of hitting meta-whatever 
and then typing like "t150l40" to get the selected object to 150 mm from the 
top of the page an 40 from the left of the page

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