[scribus] scribus Digest, Vol 4, Issue 30

John Brown johnbrown105 at hotmail.com
Tue Jul 15 02:36:07 CEST 2008

Roger wrote:
>> 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.
> I had that problem with one version of Scribus, I can't remember which, but now 
> with 1.3.5 its not a problem.
> If you have 2 or more text boxes or text and shape boxes on the same layer 
> overlapping or one on top of another , it is very very difficult to select the 
> correct box to edit.
> Sometimes I have to actually move the offending text box or colour panel well 
> away from the text I wish to edit.
> To circumvent this I have a text layer, a lines and boxes layer, a background 
> layer and an image layer, which helps to some extent.

You can make an object the active object by selecting it in the Outline window
 (Windows->Outline) no matter the layer or level.
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