[scribus] Confused on how to insert/delete pages

Peter Nermander peter at nermander.se
Thu Nov 20 08:08:01 CET 2008

> No.  But one of the first things I wanted was the ability to move page
> contents as new guides were applied to a page. I didn't even bother to

If you think about it, it is not that easy.

Should Scribus ALWAYS move the page content when guides are changed? I
think that will make people even more frustrated, beacuse things will move
around when you don't want to.

What you really want is "conditional" placement. To be able to set a
position to be located relative the "inside" margin or the "outside"

It becomes even more problematic since Scribus only has one reference
point for a frame (it can be set to 9 different settings though).

If you place a frame in the left margin, using the upper left corner as
reference point, moving it do the right margin will need the reference
point to be changed to the upper right corner (or else it will not end up
correctly). (Of course setting the reference point to upper center will
most likely work too, but then you can not easily set the frame to be for
example "10 mm from the margin", you must set the distance to "10 mm plus
half the width from the margin".)

So this kind of alignment options need a lot of complicated logic to get
things to work out as expected.


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