[Scribus] editing inline frames?

avox avox
Sat Oct 7 03:47:40 CEST 2006

Michael Koren wrote:
> Hi, 
> How hard would it be to add simple inline frame editing capabilities in
> 1.3.3.x? As far as I can tell, they're stored similarly to normal frames
> in the file, so I wouldn't think it would be too hard?
> You could select an inline frame with Ctrl-Alt-click, just like selecting
> an object from a group, so you wouldn't need a special interface. Then you
> could copy it to the clipboard or edit it like any other frame as long as
> it's selected. When you deselect it, scribus would just recalculate its
> position (to make sure it flows right with the text in the frame, in case
> you changed its size) the same way as when you placed it inline in the
> first place.
> If that's too hard, as a last resort how about at least allowing to select
> it that way and copy or cut it from the frame, so you can paste it on the
> page, edit it normally, and then paste it back inline? Inline frames can
> be really powerful and would be much more useful this way.
> Inline frames could also be listed under their parent frame in the outline
> like objects in a group, and selected from there.
> Thanks,
> Michael

Inline frames definitely have to be improved a lot but I'm afraid that's not
a change suitable for our new "stable" series 1.3.3.x. Feel free to
experiment yourself, just don't expect your patches to show up in 1.3.3.x
(unless you have an unexpected success implementing it :-) ).

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