[Scribus] Text difficulties

James King jlking3
Wed Nov 14 02:46:03 CET 2007

(walks up to microphone)

Hi, My name is James King, and I am a Pagemaker user.

(group responds) Hi Lee!

(but no longer, now that I've switched to Scribus)

Ok, now that I've made my confession, I'll explain my situation.

I made the switch to Scribus just recently, having originally used  
Pagemaker to typeset a piano method book. I am in the process of  
redoing my work (and improving on it) in Scribus. However, I find  
that when I work with the style sheets in the text editor, sometimes  
the changes don't come out right, and when I go to the properties  
menu, there is something different yet again. I am expending a lot of  
effort with the text, and wonder if I'm doing something wrong  
regarding setting everything up correctly. Always, when I go to edit  
text, the style will have a plus sign after it, even if nothing was  
changed from the original style. I will select the style again,  
refresh the text window (of course there are no changes in  
appearance) but then when I go back to check, there's that plus sign  
again, which leads me to think that something changed somewhere.  
Sometimes, if I switch between properties and the style edit, text  
will flip between different fonts , or if I change font sizes within  
properties to make the font smaller so everything fits in the box,  
only the text that was originally displaying in the box gets sized  
down. The remainder is at the old size.

If people want to see the original piano book (so one can see what  
I'm attempting to recreate in Scribus), it's located at http:// 
download.yousendit.com/32ED8FB23321760F for the next 7 days or 100  
downloads, whichever comes first. I released it under the GNU FDL, so  
I thought that reconstructing (and improving) the original in Scribus  
might help stimulate open source work on the project.

Thanks in advance for everyone's help. I'm excited about using Scribus.

James King

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