[Scribus] templates and templates

Craig Bradney cbradney
Wed May 4 08:09:30 CEST 2005

On Wednesday 04 May 2005 03:13, Phil Hughes wrote:
> On Wed, May 04, 2005 at 09:07:11AM +0800, Craig Ringer wrote:
> > On Wed, 2005-05-04 at 00:58 +0000, Riku Leino wrote:
> > > You should also see "New". Click it. Then give name to your template
> > > edit it (draw a black square or something to the page) and click close.
> > > Now you can apply your just created "master page" to any of your
> > > document's pages by opening the page palette and dragging your template
> > > to the pages where you want to apply it.
> >
> > Note that you alter the template /with the templates palette open/ .
> > Closing the palette returns you to editing the page its self. I
> > personally find this behaviour rather confusing - perhaps some sort of
> > mode toggle in the palette would help.
> Thanks for saying this. That really was the big confusion. While I
> didn't understand how everything was supposed to work, missing this
> got we totally lost.
> > Also, I find that calling the menu item Edit->Templates makes me expect
> > a dialog not a palette. I found that rather confusing. It's better in
> > 1.3 now that access to the palettes is all together in the menus.
> I have been trying stuff on 1.3 as well and I agree, this does make
> more sense here.
> > > "Append" will append "master pages" from another document. So it won't
> > > do anything if you don't have any master pages created in the doc from
> > > where you're appending.
> >
> > That's probably a candidate for a rename to 'Import...'.
> I think this whole process is a candidate for a "this is how you set
> up doing a book/magazine/newspaper/...". I am not ready to write it
> yet but, when I am, if it hasn't been done than I will do it.
> While I am not the person using Quark daily, I did figure it all out
> when we started doing magazines. I know the capabilities are there in
> Scribus so I am not the guy that should be confused.

Hopefully I'll be renaming this stuff this week, maybe tonight
File and templates
Edit and Master Pages
Master Pages and Import  (rather than append)...

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