[Scribus] Linked content

Michael Koren kung42o
Fri Apr 6 21:22:49 CEST 2007

Magyar B?lint wrote:
>> Hmm, linked content. That would be very useful and I think I've wanted to
>> do
>> it before too, but I don't think you can at the moment.
> See bug report #1704. http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=1704
> Also mentioned in the roadmap, queued for 1.3.6:
> "Ability to clone frames like Inkscape can, allowing, for example, text 
> frames on various layers to have the same size and attributes, except 
> different content (eg layers for various translations of a doc). When 
> one is moved, they all move, when one is resized they all resize etc. 
> ..'Linked Layer Objects' ?"

I plan to allow this kind of thing, linking content and/or other attributes
of whole frames, through my SoC project. Linking _some_ of the content, on
the other hand, will be trickier, but I think possible. In the long term,
built in support for user-defined variables or linked content in the text
engine will probably be a better approach, though.

I still think that a general-purpose content library, that can be stored
with a document and drawn from in multiple places, would be the best


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