[Scribus] Quark user's questions

John Kershaw john
Wed Jan 26 22:14:54 CET 2005


I've just sat down to try and make a document up in Scribus for the 
first time. It's a photo display of staff members at school, just 
dropping photos into sized frames. Unfortunately, I seem to be 
encountering a few of the things that made Christoff's eyes roll the 
other day.


a) Where is 'Get Picture' in the menus? I eventually found it in the 
cmd-click contextual menu, but where it's equivalent in the menus?

b) Once the picture is in, I can't nudge it around with the cursor 
keys, only with the mouse, which is not fine enough control over 

c) Clicking out of a picture box moves the image! After inserting an 
image and moving it around, the photo always jumps into the top-left 
corner of the frame! Thereafter it works as expected.

d) How do I turn off the gridlines? I set 'Guides in front' but then 
I had a criss-cross green mesh all over my screen. The only way to 
'hide' it seems to be to set the spacing to the width of the page! 
Seems that the 'View' menu should contain 'Show/hide guides/grid' 
(since they're related to viewing) whilst 'Snap to guides/grid' 
should be in the Settings menu. Odd.

e) Copy/paste image from one frame to another doesn't work.

f) X-scale/y-scale is unlocked by default - dispro fitting is very 
rarely desired. Having the two locked together by default would make 
more sense.

g) Undo doesn't work! This takes the biscuit! I moved an image inside 
the frame (by accident - I meant to move the frame itself). I hit 
ctrl-Z and nothing happened! Edit > Undo object move and still 
nothing happened.

At this point I'm afraid I quit Scribus and fired up InDesign. Sorry :(

Scribus 1.2 build-id 28 - latest Fink has to offer.

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