[Scribus] Great year :)

Gregory Pittman gpittman
Tue Jan 17 22:22:10 CET 2006

Craig Bradney wrote:
> On Tuesday 17 January 2006 21:27, Tino Schwarze wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 17, 2006 at 02:07:29PM +0100, Mikolaj Machowski wrote:
>>> Small idea: allow for negative values when defining guidelines. Negative
>>> amounts means of course not guidelines outside of page but distance from
>>> opposite site (bottom for horizontal and right for vertical).
>>> For beginners it is always difficult to know by heart dimensions of
>>> current page or format. Negative values should be *immediately* changed
>>> to real value to not introduce confusion.
>> +1 should be easy to implement and would be very helpful!
>> Bye, Tino.
> Scribus' spinboxes support variables.. I had them in for testing, but stuff 
> like "pagewidth-10" can work. The remaining enabled one is "old". It works in 
> the width, height, x,y ones on poperties palette.. eg. old-10 gives the old 
> value -10.. funnily enough.
Considering all the trouble we hear about people who have lost things 
off the page and either can't find them or don't even know they're 
there, I think having just a negative value is a bad idea. Craig's idea 
makes more sense, but if you know the dimensions of your page, which you 
can get from right-clicking on the page, then on Manage Page Properties, 
then just type in the mathematic expression, eg for a width of 612 pts, 
type '612 - 10.65', Scribus does the math and puts it 10.65 pts from the 
right edge. I've done this a lot when I want a frame's right edge at a 
particular location by also subtracting the width of the frame.


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