[Scribus] spellcheck for Scribus

Craig Bradney cbradney
Thu Dec 27 13:46:57 CET 2007

On Thursday 27 December 2007 12:43:38 Cedric Sagne wrote:
> 1) Most importantly... can it be disabled?
> Scribus can get slow with large documents, large amounts of text. I am
> worried a complex feature like this will threaten the stability of the
> application.

Its only going into 1.3.5svn.

> 2) FACT: In a proper work flow, text is spell-checked before being
> inserted, and design is a separate work from copy writing, possibly even
> done by different people.

With all due respect, this is a rediculous "fact" in my not so humble 
opinion.. editing in frames is important. Think anything from one line 
headings on posters, to text spellchecked with the wrong language in the 
other software.

> WHY: This is meant to reduce the overhead on the designer, ensure a step
> by step which will reduce iterations (costly in time).

Not all pages of a document are about design, especially if master pages are 

> GOOD PRACTICE: It is good practice even when you have to do everything:
> spotting a typo and changing your text when everything is nearly
> finished is also a safe way to get a typo all the way in your final output.
> IMPACT: A spell checker encourages copy writers to request last minute
> changes instead of getting the spellcheck done when it is due. The
> impact on good practice is twofold as although word spelling is within
> reach of computers, style changes, grammar, vocabulary changes are not.
> If copy writers get into the habit of changing their text after it is
> handed over to design, they can become iteration champions.

Think outside of the professional world. There's lots of situations outside of 
that scope where spellchecking is needed. Also, copy paste from external 
applications, like web browsers etc..

> CONCLUSION: In short, and apart from the software stability viewpoint,
> the work flow impact seems to offset the gains, especially when
> dedicated word processors do that task very well.

Please request that InDesign has its checker removed too :)

Best regards

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