[Scribus] "Floating" page? (& 1.3.3 cvs comment)
Fri Apr 7 11:54:29 CEST 2006
On Friday 07 April 2006 11:53, Peter Barnes wrote:
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Craig Bradney" <cbradney at zip.com.au>
> > To: scribus at nashi.altmuehlnet.de
> > Subject: Re: [Scribus] "Floating" page? (& 1.3.3 cvs comment)
> > Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2006 11:19:38 +0200
> > On Friday 07 April 2006 11:17, Peter Barnes wrote:
> > > > ----- 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 188.8.131.52 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 184.108.40.206 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? Thanks, Peter
> > Then.. IIRC, deselect all items by clicking on the page, and then hit
> > space and you will be in panning mode. Hit space to get out of it.
> > Craig
> Yes, I now see that works in a vertical, scroll-type manner. How does the
> panning work in 1.3.3 in terms of direction? In PM you can move in any
> direction - swirl the page around in circles if you like!
> Are these types of function summarized in a list anywhere in the
> documentation or on the Scribus web site? I searched the manual but could
> not find this function under pan or move for instance. (The search on the
> Scribus home page doesn't seem to work in my Firefox browser - whatever I
> put in, it just throws me back to the search page.)
In 1.2.x the canvas is not resizeable (to the left) so panning only works
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