[scribus] Unwanted selecting of objects

Craig cbradney at zip.com.au
Thu Aug 20 23:53:18 CEST 2009

John Jason Jordan wrote:
> I have a large document created in 1.3.5svn before bug 8114 was fixed:
> http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=8114
> 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?

If you open up the Outline palette, you can select the item there. That
should help.


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