[Scribus] Several reasons why columns will stay per frame in Scribus; was: Why do?

Craig Bradney cbradney
Tue Jul 25 08:59:32 CEST 2006

> ----- Original Message -----
> Subject: Re: [Scribus] Several reasons why columns will stay per frame in
Scribus; was: Why do?
> From: BandiPat <magicpage91 at earthlink.net>
> To: scribus at nashi.altmuehlnet.de
> Date: 25-07-2006 4:43
> Craig Ringer wrote:
> > BandiPat wrote:
> >
> >   
> >> It does sound reasonable Andreas, but much more difficult than it ought
> >> to be.  Why must you always go around the elbow to get  to the hand? 
> >> Those things should be direct, simple, almost to the point of being
> >> amazingly silly to do.   I'm not trying to turn Scribus into a low end
> >> program, just wanting low end features in my high end software.  :-)
> >>     
> >
> > OK, so describe in detail how you'd get straight to the hand, ie:
> >
> > - Exactly what you think should happen to the user interface
> > - How the user would interact with the program as you think it should be
> > - How your changes preserve full functionality and make it easier for 
> > beginners to find and use WITHOUT impairing use for experts
> >
> > and I'll be interested. I asked you before and (unless I missed it in 
> > this giant thread) you ignored the request, suggesting that you prefer 
> > to criticize without offering alternatives, something I find rather 
> > unhelpful.
> >
> > I would like to hear your DETAILED and WELL THOUGHT OUT descriptions of 
> > what you think can be improved.
> >
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> > Craig Ringer
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> >   
> Craig,
> Without being rude back at you, if you have kept up with the thread, I
> think I mentioned it at least once what I thought it should be and how
> it should work.  I'll go over this one part again, just for you.  :-)
> We'll get into the details later, after I've had time to do a bit of
> research on some other things.  Simply add an entry to the menu under
> Insert.  Insert>Columns or Page Columns, however you want to distinguish
> it to make it clear for new and you old Scribus experts.  Experts,
> that's funny.  (insert a Beavis & Butthead laugh here) A window pops
> open.  How many columns, much like you have now for the text frame
> columns, how much gap, linked?  It doesn't require much, because once
> they're placed on the page, the Properties box takes over for other
> automatic controls.  Otherwise, the user can link them, unlink them,
> move them, adjust them to their liking or need.
> Simple, direct and easy to find in a logical place!  There ya go
> Christoph, logical, you like that, right?  ;-)
> Does that help?
> Pat

I think thats an oversimplification of the whole thread. Pat, I think you
have overstepped the mark, and should basically sit down and write a
document. All this ranting doesn't help us or your quest. 

As for the above, no, I think thats confuses people as it will indicate the
page will have columns and it wont. Its going to need to be a lot clearer
than you have stated. Time to start writing Pat...


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