[scribus] Nomenclature- Templates and Masters - English and German

John Beardmore John at T4sLtd.co.uk
Tue May 13 02:08:53 CEST 2008

Craig Bradney wrote:
> On Monday 12 May 2008 20:17:06 John Beardmore wrote:
>> Mike Morris wrote:

>>> My suggestion is that this terminology be retained; that is, do not
>>> substitute new terms.  I expect both users and commercial printers will
>>> appreciate the consistent terminology.
>> It comes down in a sense to a debate about innovation vs standards or
>> conventions.
>> If the use of a term like 'foundation layer' violated written standards
>> I'd be inclined to agree with you, but as 'foundation layer' is a better
>> description than 'master page', I'm inclined to thing that the long term
>> win is in using the more descriptive name.
> Layers usage will be being changed in future versions of 1.3.x after 1.3.5, 
> Master Pages is a convention used in the industry, and with the layers used 
> across master pages and normal pages being enhanced they will not simply be a 
> foundation as has been described.


> What is now Master Pages, used to be called Templates, and that was confusing 
> for people coming from the industry expecting the name Master Pages, so it 
> was already renamed once.

OK, but the fundamental objection that they are not pages, but items
applied to each page remains.

Cheers, J/.
John Beardmore, MSc EDM (Open), B.A. Chem (Oxon), CMIOSH, AIEMA, MEI
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