[Scribus] Scribus and WYSIWYG

Craig Ringer craig
Mon Jan 3 14:03:18 CET 2005

On Mon, 2005-01-03 at 22:47 +1100, Elliott-Brennan wrote:
> Hi,
> My second question about Scribus. When making changes to fonts in the 
> 'edit text' option (right click on text box), the text, when changed is 
> not different until I save and close the box. That is, I cannot see the 
> change (either font style or size) until I save and exit. The colour, 
> mind you, changes immediately.
> Is this correct, or is there a WYSIWYG problem with my installation?

It is the expected current behaviour. Scribus uses custom font rendering
code on the canvas, so it can't use it's current font support to draw
the text in the story editor. For now, it just doesn't show the fonts.

I don't know if there are any plans to try to draw text in its real font
and size in the story editor later. It'd be useful, but could also cause
problems (imagine working on a very large document with huge type, or on
very small high detail type).

Craig Ringer

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