[Scribus] Scribus and WYSIWYG

Mark Kimsal mkimsal
Mon Jan 3 15:52:28 CET 2005

Craig Ringer wrote:

>On Mon, 2005-01-03 at 22:47 +1100, Elliott-Brennan wrote:
>>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
You know what's really annoying about the story editor.  It doesn't 
render text with the proper font nor font size, but it does render the 
font color.  So if you have white text on a colored section of page - or 
on top of an image - it will show up in the story editor as white on 
white text.  I vote for getting rid of font colors in story edit mode.  
Don't try to represent any of the text styles - colors, fonts, size, 
etc... - or do all of them.

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