[scribus] Unwanted selecting of objects

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Thu Aug 20 23:40:22 CEST 2009

I have a large document created in 1.3.5svn before bug 8114 was fixed:


Unfortunately, the problem continues with this document because the fix
for the above bug requires that a new document with all new objects be
created using a later version of Scribus. The fix cannot repair
previously created documents.

My document is very large and it would be many days of work to recreate
it from scratch. The problem has not appeared for some time, but just
now I discovered that selecting one particular text frame on page 15
selects all objects from page 1 as well. I cannot delete the offending
text frame without deleting all the other objects as well. In other
words, there is no way to select just the offending frame. I tried all
the obvious things - doing a Save As, closing Scribus and restarting
it, even rebooting the computer, but selecting that particular text
frame still selects all objects on pages 1 through 15. Also note that I
must select the frame by lasso-selecting it; clicking on it with the
mouse selects nothing.

I am wondering if there is a way to edit something in the xml file that
might be causing this unwanted behavior. Or even if I can delete the
frame in the xml file I would have a workaround. I have the text in a
separate OOo file, so recreating the frame would be trivial. Or maybe
there is another way to select the frame other than clicking on it or
lasso-selecting it?

Suggestions welcome!

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