[Scribus] Suggestion for Frames

Louis Desjardins louisdesjardins
Sat Aug 5 21:24:06 CEST 2006

>Louis Desjardins wrote:
>>  Imagine that you script this once your frame styles are defined...
>>  And of course all those frames could be edited one by one or via the
>>  frame style...
>Perhaps there could be a way of borrowing the way that other features
>work in Scribus already. For example, one might have a Frame style
>palette (like Page palette) to use the mouse to drag a style into a frame.
>Or modifying/expanding on Master pages, where one might Shift-click-drag
>a frame style from the Master page to a current page. Thus a Master page
>could be used in its entirety or in fragments.
>We've also talked in the past about a copy function for frames, in which
>certain (definable?) parameters of a frame can be copied, but not the

Right. I remember this thread. It's like having a Frame Style.

>I find a certain overload factor applies to keyboard shortcuts -- you
>can only remember so many, and the ones you use with some regularity.


But there are two kinds of keyboard shortcuts in heavy production.

A. The ones that allow direct and quick access to various key 
features, all depending on everyone's needs and habits. These are 
what we could call "Application Shortcuts". If I understand well, I 
think you are mostly refering to these.

B. The others are document oriented or "Document Shortcuts". They are 
in fact the shortcuts for Paragraph Styles, usually (at least in 
Quark) a key from the keypad, so 1-stroke only (no combination is 
faster). In Scribus we also have Line Style and I am hoping to see 
more Styles in the further steps of development because this is one 
key to better productivity and keeping the heavy repetitive work at 
computer level.

The Document Shortcuts are aimed at a specific job for which heavy 
formatting is required. Setting the keyboard shortcuts for that task 
and remembering those for a short period of time is part of the job.

In any case, I think the number of available shortcuts is up to the user.

And we still haven't heard many people on that subject!



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