[scribus] Appying character styles to words?

a.l.e ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Mon Aug 17 13:12:00 CEST 2009

hi peter,

>> i guess that the best solution would be an item "new character style
>> from selection" (i wonder how the label could be shortened...) for the
>> context menu in the edit styles list...
>> if you agree, could you post a feature request in the bug tracker?
> I think it would be better to be able to let a character style inherit
> from the character part of a paragraph style.

that you may have to handle (or better avoid) recursive definition.

i really think that the good workflow would to create the char style 
first and use it afterwards in the paragraph style.

as a workaround to clean up your structure after you have created a 
paragraph style and now understand that you want to create a char style 
out of it, i think that a properties cloning tool would be the best way 
to go.

if possible we should avoid to inherit the characteristics of a 
paragraph style into a char style (imho, it would confuse most people).

> Imagine you have a "body text" paragraph style. The you maybe want
> "body text bold" and "body text italic" cahracter styles for that. It
> doesn't make sense so make a "body text" character style first, then
> let the paragraph style and the two other character styles inherit
> from it. Because the "body text" character style would never be used
> in the document (because the "body text" paragraph style is used in
> those places).

imho, you shouldn't have body text italic and body text bold. if the 
whole paragraph is in italic, you should give a meaningfull name like 
(i guess you know why: what happens if you now decide that you want all 
definitions in dark gray instead of italics?)

have a nice afternoon

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