[Scribus] Features to be discussed: anchoring and library export
Fri Jul 1 19:22:57 CEST 2005
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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