[Scribus] "Floating" page? (& 1.3.3 cvs comment)

Peter Barnes scribus
Fri Apr 7 11:17:42 CEST 2006

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Craig Bradney" <cbradney at zip.com.au>
> To: scribus at nashi.altmuehlnet.de
> Subject: Re: [Scribus] "Floating" page?
> Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2006 10:54:37 +0200
> On Friday 07 April 2006 10:43, Peter Barnes wrote:
> > Sorry but this question could turn out to be like my last one about how do
> > I edit text in page layout!
> >
> > In Scribus, is there a way to move the page (not the window) about on the
> > screen as there is in Pagemaker (PM)? In PM I can hold down the Alt key and
> > use the mouse to move the page in any direction and by any distance. The
> > page moves but the application window stays in its original position. I
> > find that very useful and use it all the time, especially at higher zoom
> > magnification. In PM jargon, the page is moved about on the pasteboard.
> >
> > Please don't feel I am trying to turn Scribus into PM but I have used PM
> > for 10 years and naturally begin to feel (quite wrongly of course) that all
> > DTP software must work the same way! The trouble is that when you come to
> > Scribus (or any other application) as a newbie you tend to find all the
> > things that you think are missing first, and only get to the exciting new
> > things later.
> >
> > Peter
> If you are using 1.3.3, control-right button drag will pan for you.
> Craig

It's good to know that 1.3.3 has it - that will make my life a lot easier eventually. But I'm on at the moment. I'm using Ubuntu Linux and trying to downlaod and install all my software through its Synaptic facility. At the moment this shows and 1.3.3 cvs. My understanding (not being very computer-wise) was that cvs is for developers and adventurous souls. Do you think the benefits outweigh the risk?

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