[Scribus] Contextual styles [was: line spacing, sections, and styles]

Gregory Pittman gpittman
Sat May 20 16:40:45 CEST 2006

Michael Koren wrote:
> Christoph Schdfer wrote:
>> Am Dienstag, 16. Mai 2006 17:32 schrieb Pierre-Luc Auclair:
>>> On Tuesday 16 May 2006 02:56, Pierre Marchand wrote:
>>>> lets me think he has a kind of "contextual style" in
>>>> mind, >>>>> which is IMHO heavy to manage. <<<<<
>>>> Maybe a  substyle mechanism would be easier.
>>>> With his example it gives (in edit window):
>>>> ...
>>>> styleX
>>>> Heading>alone
>>>>               followed
>>>> styleY
>>>> ...
>>> Yes, it's heavy to manage, but count the hours spent making your
>>> contextual
>>> styles perfect versus doing it by hand on the whole course of a book
>>> (even
>>> if you need to proof-read it later), even a document, or even some
>>> template
>>> used by secretaries in offices.
>>> To me this would be a very powerful tool, despite being complicated.
>>> Pierre-Luc
>> Would http://bugs.scribus.net/bug_view_advanced_page.php?bug_id=0000363 be
>> what you guys need?
>> Christoph
> Only when you know in advance the number of headers, subheaders, and such
> for each section. Then you could make a specialized section style with first
> N elements set as headers, etc.
Thinking in terms of a more abstract GUI sort of approach, I wonder if 
an answer might be some kind of tokenization of styles, so that a style 
with all its attributes could be clicked, dragged, and dropped from one 
location to another. This might make use of the Scrapbook or a 
Scrapbook-like area for style tokens, with a user-defined label. The 
more obvious way this might be used would be with Story Editor, where a 
tag for the style already exists, but perhaps highlighted text in a text 
frame might also be feasible.


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