[scribus] weakness of Scribus
gpittman at iglou.com
Fri Nov 21 22:48:53 CET 2008
Daniel tecnologia wrote:
> The problems that I noticed or were not found a solution.
> 1) when I was editing and formatting text a great, I blacked out a line without wanting to, it would be good if it had the option to undo.
there is an effort to make Undo more universally available
> 2) he could have an option to automatically increase the distance between paragraphs to adjust the size of the text box
This is a challenge in terms of implementation. Others have requested
something to automatically increase frame size for text overflow, but
the question is, how? Increasing the height of the frame in Properties
is pretty easy, as it is with the mouse.
> 3) I felt a lack of a spell checker in the program when it was working right
A spell checker (aspell) is already implemented in 1.3.5svn.
> 4) we are testing the software for use in a newspaper, I realized that in some text boxes with 3 columns for example, they keep the size of the columns equal, he leaves some columns with less text at the end than the other
Not quite sure what you mean here, but in 1.3.5svn there are more
advanced methods for character spacing, and styles have been split into
Paragraph and Character styles. Perhaps this will help.
> 5) If you apply a style, you can not do formatting as increase the spacing without removing the style
This is not true. I just tried this and it works, with either possible
method. 1) on the main screen set Edit Contents mode, then highlight the
section you wish to widen, narrow, whatever. Then go to Properties >
Text and change the setting and you will see the text change.
2) In Story Editor, again, highlight the text you wish to change. Adjust
the setting(s), then either click Update and Exit or Update without
exiting to see this applied.
> 6) I had a page with 10 different types of style, I needed a few paragraphs switch to another style, but I could not select all paragraphs at a time, I had to click on each paragraph and go changing the style of one by one
I'm not sure how easy you want this to be. If you are changing all the
text in a frame, use Select Item mode, change the style in Properties >
Text, and all paragraphs will change style. In Edit Contents mode,
highlight as many paragraphs as you want to change, either with the
mouse or by holding down Shift and using arrow keys, then change the
Style and it will change for all the highlighted text. In Story Editor,
again, highlight as much text as you want, then change the style in the
selector in the top collection of toolbar choices, then update the frame
to see the results.
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