[Scribus] How to uniformly scale images

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Mon Jan 30 19:47:47 CET 2006

Am Montag, 30. Januar 2006 19:23 schrieb Calum Polwart:
> On Mon, 2006-01-30 at 18:11 +0000, Julian Robbins wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > I've been using Scribus 1.2 and 1.3 series for a while, but still havent
> > found if there is a way to uniformly scale images, by dragging a handle.
> > Usually, I just end up accidently changing the aspect ratio which isn't
> > what I want to do.
> >
> > Inkscape have implemented this nice and simply (you grab the diagonal
> > stretcher), but in Scribus I have to goto the Properties, click the lock
> > to ensure the scaling is identical, and increase the spinner but this is
> > a bit long winded and gives less control for such a simple job to
> > perform.
> >
> > Is it me, or is there a simpler way?
> I reported this as a bug because I thought it didn't work! but it does -
> you just need to know how!!
> Use [CTRL] when you click the corner handlebar (slider) - and for some
> objects you will only be able to use one of the handlebars - I think its
> bottom right.
> I find that I have to be holding CNTRL down BEFORE I click - you can't
> click then add the CTRL... which I think is different from quite a few
> apps I've used.
> Calum

This leads to a suggestion for either the official docs or the Wiki: Could 
someone who overlooks all modifier key(s) + mouse actions please create a 
list for 1.2x and 1.3x. IMHO this would be quite useful and save a lot of 
questions here.

Thanks in advance,


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