[Scribus] Congratulations and initial comments...

Louis Desjardins louis_desjardins
Sun Sep 23 22:47:25 CEST 2007

Gregory Pittman a ?crit :
> John Beardmore wrote:
>> The first is the ability to embed images within .sla files.  At the 
>> moment, if I move a document, it seems to loose all the links to 
>> pictures as though relative paths were used to locate them.  While I 
>> accept the principle that a lot of disk space can be saved by referring 
>> to pictures elsewhere in the file system, this can be a nuisance when 
>> projects are being developed on multiple machines over multiple sites. 
>> For me at least, using the .sla files as a container that includes all a 
>> documents images would be a huge benefit.
> The "answer" to this is to use File > Collect for Output, which will 
> keep everything together. Moving things around is generally not so good 
> an idea anyway, but Collect for Output allows for some collaborative 
> work. I think it would help if Scribus used absolute paths for finding 
> images, but it uses relative ones.

We have discussed on IRC to have this "Collect for Output" function be 
activated right from the start ? on the very first "Save" you do on your 
document ? so each time you use a font or an image, it gets 
automatically copied into the relevant subfolder into the "Collect..." 
one. This of course could be made as an option (but activated as the 
default settings).

It doesn't seem to be filed as a RFE so far. Before I do so, any comment 
on that idea?


>> The other thing that would be really great would be checking spelling as 
>> you type.I did some searching in the archives, and I appreciate that a 
>> view has been taken that the normal work flow will be develop a document 
>> in something like Open Office, then import the text to Scribus.  While 
>> I'm sure this can work well, and is perceived by some as the 
>> 'ideologically sound' approach, it takes little account of of document 
>> development and rework.
>> For myself, I tend to develop documents in the DTP environment, laying 
>> out a 'storyboard' of pictures, then entering text around them, 
>> adjusting the layout as the art and text coalesce.  For me, 'spell check 
>> as you type' would be a huge benefit.  Even if the purists think I'm 
>> doing it all wrong, it works brilliantly for me !
> This keeps coming up, and I'm pretty sure there is a feature request for 
> this. I wouldn't mind just seeing a possibly misspelled word underlined 
> like some programs do. For those who really need spell checking, 
> entering text with an outside editor for that part, then importing to 
> Scribus is a workaround.
> Greg
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