[Scribus] Suggestion for Frames

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Sun Aug 6 03:38:10 CEST 2006

Am Samstag, 5. August 2006 21:24 schrieb Louis Desjardins:
> >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
> >content.
> 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.
> True.
> 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!
> Cheers!
> Louis

I couldn't agree more. What we need are styles for almost everything from 
characters up to hyphenations (hyphenation styles, YEAH!), pages, export and 
print. As Louis said, being able to assign short cuts to certain operations 
will speed up prouductivity _enormously_. In addition to Louis' suggestions, 
I'd also like to be able to assign short cuts to single (special) characters 
(one of the few real advantages of Word!).

In terms of productivity, the addition of these features would result in an 
incredible amount of speed and flexibility, provided they are taken care of 
_before_ the creation of a document. But they will allow for careful planning 
and extremely fast execution of tasks!



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