[Scribus] Quark user's questions

Louis Desjardins louis_desjardins
Wed Jan 26 23:42:25 CET 2005

Craig Bradney a ?crit :

> On Wednesday 26 January 2005 22:54, John Kershaw wrote:
>>At 10:36 pm +0100 26/1/05, Bo?tjan ?peti? wrote:
>>>>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?
>>>i think there isn't one...
>>Um, there probably should be. Kinda essential feature of a DTP app...
> You have a context menu.. Ok it should be in the item menu, but a context menu 
> is more intuitive and takes less time.
>>>>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
>>>you can nudge the picture frame...
>>The picture frame is already exactly in the
>>correct place, lined up with all the other
>>frames. I want to nudge the image within the
>>frame, because the person's head is too close to
>>the top of the frame. I'm completely happy with
>>its horizontal placement within the frame, and
>>don't want to muck that up by dragging with the
> Please submit a feature request on bugs.scribus.net for nudging images within 
> a frame.

Just want to mention bug # 1140 is about that, and more on image 

BTW, you can also make fine adjustments in the Properties palette>Image 
X-Pos and Y-Pos fields.
To a hundredth of a pica.

Please also refer to Wayne's answer for more (his message came while I 
was writing this!)

As an additionnal note, you can use TAB and Shift-TAB to jump from X-Pos 
and Y-Pos and vice-versa. Only to make sure all is clear (sorry) the UP 
and DOWN arrow can be used within the field. BTW, this is true in all 
(or most.... didn't check thoroughly!) fields in the Properties palette.

In the end, I guess you can nudge any image quite a bit, with precision.

Did you also tried to apply a linestyle to an image frame? This is cool! 
Especially when you realize that you have a hundred frames you'd like to 
set with a different line width...

>>>>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.
>>>well, the point of picture frames as i get it
>>>is, that you place the photo in them, and then
>>>place them (frames) on the page.
>>Not usually. A layout is often created with
>>placeholder frames, with instructions for
>>cropping the hi-res scans. The scans are then
>>dropped in, then sized/cropped. But that's not my
>>problem. My problem is, after I've carefully
>>positioned the photo in the frame, when I click
>>out of the frame to select another object, the
>>photo 'jumps' into the top-left corner of the
>>frame. It moves by itself! Monstrous!

>>>>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.
>>>there actually is one. view->show grid / show guides
>>Okay, I fired Scribus back up to check. You're
>>right. Maybe it should be moved next to the
>>'Snap' options (or in sub-menus as per OOo?).
>>On the other hand, where's the pasteboard? No Show/Hide option for that :(
> Tools->Scrapbook. Theres no space around the pages in 1.2.x to use as scratch 
> space.
>>>>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.
>>>i totally agree with you. if not the default, it
>>>should at least stay as i left it. i really hate
>>>this one... :)
>>I thought they *were* sticking, but in my
>>reopened doc it reverted to unlocked. Baaad!
>>>>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.
>>>undo will work in the next release... (so they promised ;)
>>Oh my. A DTP app without undo?
> Its actually request a lot less than you would think. However .. wait until 
> 1.3.0 is released :)
>>Further to my copy/paste query, I just copied the
>>first page's photos to the clipboard and the
>>application quit. Oh dear. After the 'Giant
>>Killer' bravado of this week I presumed
>>Quark/Adobe had something to be worried about. It
>>appears not :(
>>>>At this point I'm afraid I quit Scribus and fired up InDesign. Sorry :(
>>>well, at least try again sometime...
>>I will. Keep up the good work guys.
> Thanks for being reasonable and polite, unlike our previous "friend" from 
> recent times.
> Craig
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