[Scribus] New User Help Request

neil lewis neil
Tue Jan 31 16:16:07 CET 2006

Hi Rich,

I'm using Scribus in various versions, some older than 1.2, some newer,
all on OpenSUSE 10.0. I would guess that the following will work.

Re: setting the font, sounds like you didn't select the text in the
editor before making the changes.

Don't know about saving the text to a file, but would suggest preparing
the text in a separate editor if you are having a problem and need to
sort it quickly. After that, just get the text into Scribus and adjust
font, size, etc as necessary.

Hope that helps get the job done!

Neil Lewis.

Rich Shepard wrote:
>    I've just started with version by reading all 12 online manual
> pages and the brief tutorial that explains menus. I have a solid
> understanding of how to do basic tasks, but my first attempt to put a
> headline in a text frame is not working as expected. This is on
> Slackware-10.2
>    After setting up page templates for a two-page brochure (with vertical
> guides), I added a text frame at the top of the first page. A right-click
> with the trackball brought up the menu and I selected "Edit text."
>    In the story board editor I entered the text I want, changed the font
> (typeface and point size) and changed tracking to -2.0 pts. Then I selected
> "Update text frame and exit." Well, the dialog box goes away, but the text
> remains the same as before: wrong font. When I bring up the story board
> editor again, the font has been reset to the default, not to what I had
> changed it.
>    Thinking I was missing something, after making the changes I wanted I tried
> to save the text to a file. After naming the file and clicking "OK" I tried
> to reload the file from disk. It's not there; was not written.
>    What might I be doing incorrectly? I'd really like to get this simple
> brochure finished today.
> TIA,
> Rich

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