[Scribus] Distribute space between frames

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Sat Apr 22 22:54:49 CEST 2006

Am Samstag, 22. April 2006 22:41 schrieb Never you mind:
> >> Never you mind wrote:
> >>>> [...]
> >>>
> >>> I've upgraded. I can't see anything that does alignment or spaces
> >>> text
> >>> frames. Would you tell me how to find it?
> >>>
> >>> malcolm
> >
> > Peter ?uhalev wrote:
> >> have you tried selecting your text boxes. than going to Windows/Align
> >> and
> >> Distribute. and the lower side of the align toolbox is for
> >> distribution,
> >> you just click the distribute evenly (horizontal or vertical,
> >> whichever
> >> you need) and it should work.
> Yes, now that you've led me there. It works very well. The icons are
> excellent.
> On 23/04/2006, at 1:35 AM, frank gaude' wrote:
> > Yes, part of the learning curve coming over from InDesign to Scribus...
> > takes awhile to learn where everything is, huh?
> Is there a thread in which they thrash out the design decision to move
> this command from the Item menu to the Windows menu? I can't fathom it.
> This seems whacko jacko! What has this command got to do with windows?
> In my mind the window is a handy sort of thing to play in. It's like a
> cup: I use a cup to hold my coffee while I drink from it but I don't
> think about the cup. I add sugar and milk to the coffee. I distribute
> them evenly by stirring them with a spoon. I drink the coffee. I ignore
> the cup.
> And to make it even harder for me to understand I observe this: When no
> items are selected the Items menu is greyed out, ie, no need for it.
> When one or more items are selected the Items menu becomes active,
> drawing my attention to the menu. Doesn't that say anything? I've just
> selected a couple of items, the Items menu is now active. Why would I
> look anywhere else? I feel that I may as well look under the table and
> find the command I need there. I am very puzzled.
> malcolm

The answer is possibly ... QuarkXPress, which also collects a bunch of 
unrelated stuff in such a menu.



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