[scribus] Locking/unlocking frames => by the page or document, show locked frames
mike at WildWonderfulWV.us
Thu Nov 13 17:35:41 CET 2008
Gregory Pittman wrote:
> Mike Breiding wrote:
>> Is there a way to unlock or lock an entire page or document regardless
>> of whether any objects are already locked?
>> Currently, if I have a page with some, but not all objects locked and
>> I select all the objects and drop the context menu, the "Is Locked" is
>> checked. If I then un-check it it does not unlock all the objects.
>> If, while all objects are still selected I then choose "Is Locked" all
>> objects are not locked.
>> I get the same behavior when I select the entire document.
>> Is there a way to have locked objects visible other than selecting them?
>> something like a: "Show locked frames" option?
> There may be different opinions on this. In general, I think the devs
> would say (not being one of them myself) that there have to be
> limitations set on how many particular ways of slicing and dicing a
> document need to be available. At some point it just gets confusing, and
> also can lead to a never-ending request list for yet another way to
> tweak a document.
Yes, the "fiddle factor" is endless.
Just, wanted to verify if I wan missing something or not.
> As you note, these things are not possible in the way you are trying.
> OTOH, you can certainly bring up the layers dialog (F6), and lock entire
> layers, and make them visible or hidden. You can continue working with
> this dialog still available.
As usual, I missed the F6/Layers dialog.
Is each object considered a layer?
> As far as finding locked objects, as you
> should note, the frame has a different appearance when an object is
> locked, so visually you can instantly see this.
The different appearance is only when the object is selected.
I thought it would be handy see all locked objects without having to go
through and select each one.
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