[Scribus] Features to be discussed: anchoring and library export

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Fri Jul 1 19:22:57 CEST 2005

Hi all,

today I read an article on Adobe's CS2. Two features seemed extremely 
interesting to me: anchoring of objects and the opportunity to export 
objects as XML "snippets" to Bridge.

Anchoring of objects is already available for some time in many word 
processors. ID CS2 offers a DTP specific solution: Any object (image or 
text frame) can be anchored to text, and the object need not even be 
placed in the text frame. That way, marginal notes or images will move 
with the text.

 From the article, it seemed that saving XML snippets only works with 
Bridge. If scribus is to provide a similar feature, it should be more 
flexible. For instance, it might be a good idea to save frames as 
scribus objects that contain all important informations (styles, 
properties). Moreover, it might be useful to have the ability to export 
a whole library for reuse in other projects. Both features will become 
important at the time more collaboration features will be implemented.



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