[scribus] Re-editing Master Pages

Nigel Ridley nigel at rmk.co.il
Mon Jul 14 03:28:15 CEST 2008

Tino Schwarze wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 13, 2008 at 08:41:42PM +0300, Nigel Ridley wrote:
>>>> This is quite frustrating. I am following the tutorial Getting Started 
>>>> With Scribus
>>>> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Get_Started_With_Scribus:6
>>>> and made a little error in one of the text boxes.
>>>> How can I re-edit the Master Page? Everything is grayed out.
>>> Go to Edit > Master Pages... which will bring up an Edit Master Pages 
>>> dialog from which you can choose your Master Page to edit. In this mode 
>>> you edit like any other page. When you click away this new dialog, you 
>>> go back to regular editing mode again, where Master Pages are 
>>> inflexible. Of course, if you edit your Master Page, it will change 
>>> wherever it's used in your document.
>> That's what I thought. However if I try to re-edit a master page that I have already created, all 
>> the text boxes etc. are not able to be selected to re-edit.
> Check that you're in the right layer.
> Tino.

Yes. Definitely.
Actually the problem even occurs whilst I am working on a Master Page. Say I'm creating a colored 
box, with a text box on top of that. If in the middle of entering dimensions into the various 
fields of the properties palette, I inadvertently click anywhere within the Scribus window 
(except the properties palette), the selection box with the 'handles' disappears and I can no 
longer edit anything.

Any suggestions welcome.




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