[Scribus] scribus 1.3.* /&/ ng object problem

stu seven stu7seven
Mon Aug 7 23:33:45 CEST 2006

*    Craig -  I think this is a place where Scribus could be
easily(?) improved for all users.
     Here is my suggestion... how about hardcoding this
"nudge distance" to one PT - where, points, I believe, are
already an international graphic standard... with this, allow
each user to set their page dimensions according to local
measurement standards, be that INCHES / Metric or whatever.
     As stated in my original post, I find the one-point fine-tuning
feature indispensible for object positioning... but it doesn't
seem fair that, simply because I use an 8 1/2 x 11 Inch typing
page, I should be stuck with big jumps across the page when I
go to move objects ?
     Hopefully, such an addition to the code wouldn't be too
difficult... I'm just speaking from a practical user standpoint.

On 8/6/06, Craig Bradney <cbradney at zip.com.au> wrote:
> On Sunday 06 August 2006 21:22, stu seven wrote:
> > +    One of the most useful among Scribus features, I consider,
> > has been the function allowing accurate repositioning of objects
> > in a document, via  up/down  left/right  arrow keys...
> >   ...in the newer Scribus' I have installed - and NG - this
> > function seems to be missing, with nothing I can see in the
> > menus to reset it ?
> >      What I get now, instead of one Pixel per keystroke is one
> > INCH per keystroke, left-or-right  up-or-down... of course, the object
> > can still be moved manually, but this is a weak substitute.
> >
> >      Am I missing this setting it in one of the menus, or is this
> > possibly a hardcoded error ?  I can imagine some zealous coder
> > mistaking ONE pixel for ONE inch - currently how the program
> > behaves.
> No mistakes, no zealous coders...
> >      Short of loading the older Scribus, anybody know a way to
> > fix this setting ?
> It now matches the behaviour in the controls on the palettes, ie:
> with no modifier key, by 1.0 unit (in this case inches)
> Ctrl, by 10.0 units
> Shift by 0.1 units
> Ctrl Shift 0.01 units
> I haven't yet decided if for inches we should divide by 10 for those values.
> Thoughts?
> Craig
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