[Scribus] Research journal publishing
Tue Oct 17 17:54:30 CEST 2006
>>> Another suggestion for the story editor. It would be good if all the
>>> hidden structure (control codes, font changes, etc) of the text stream
>>> could be optionally revealed (a bit like the old Wordperfect 'reveal
>> There isn't much in the way of "control codes". If you look at an .sla
>> file you will see what I mean. One way to control/reduce complexity is
>> to use paragraph styles, in which case you can see all the features of a
>> given style.
> I think that's a great idea! This seems to be one of the larger areas of
> confusion that many people report working with longer text passages, given
> the lack of character styles in 1.3.3.x (I just encountered it today
> There aren't physical control codes in the file, but you could still show
> some sort of marker in the story editor everywhere formatting is applied
> that overrides the paragraph style--emphasis, change of font, size,
> tracking, attributes, etc. Kind of like the red control symbols already
> displayed for special characters like line and frame breaks. That way you
> could see at a glance any formatting not covered by the paragraph style.
> I'd vote to include this feature even in the stable branch to ease
> production use (maybe I'll look at the code myself... :) .
Great! That's exactly to sort of thing I had in mind.
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