[scribus] 1.3.5svn zoom issue

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Sun Apr 12 02:05:54 CEST 2009

On Sat, 11 Apr 2009 17:25:59 -0600
OM <malex at scribus.info> dijo:

> * John Jason Jordan <johnxj at comcast.net> [2009-04-11 12:11:31 -0700]:
> > Using 1.3.5svn on Intrepid x86_64. The About box says 23 February 2009,
> > Build ID: C-C-T-F-C1.8.0 64bit.
> > 
> > I am editing a text box that contains the following items:
> > 
> > -possible
> > +difficult
> > 
> > Using the Edit Text window I want to reverse the signs. The zoom level
> > is set to 200%. I backspace over the + and then type -. The instant I
> > type - the view changes to 100%.
> > 
> > Using + or - to change the view should not happen when typing in a text
> > editor window. 
> As Owen suggested - upgrade is the first step when you're dealing with 1.3.5. I
> just pushed a new intrepid 64-bit package out to our archive last week. Try it.

Well, first off, in a reply to another post I made at the same time,
someone gave me the link to the bug page. After searching I found that
this bug has already been reported. It is listed as "minor" and is not
marked as fixed.

Although I wouldn't class it as a showstopper, I would consider it more
than minor. The only way I can get text containing a - into a frame is
to write it in another text editor and then copy and paste into the
frame. That is because when I type - in a frame it changes the zoom
level, and does *not* enter the - into the text.

As for the version, I just did Help > Check for Updates and it said I
had the latest version. But Update Manager (I am on Intrepid) did see a
new version, so I installed it. The Help > About Scribus says the same
build, but the date is now April 5, 2009, so thanks for uploading the
latest version.

And after relaunching Scribus I tried a new document, created a text
frame, type - into it, and the zoom level still went to half what it
had been. 

Oh well, hopefully the April 5 version will resolve other issues.
Thanks again.

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