[scribus] Unwanted selecting of objects

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Fri Aug 21 01:40:11 CEST 2009

On Thu, 20 Aug 2009 23:53:18 +0200
Craig <cbradney at zip.com.au> dijo:

> 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.

I knew someone would think of something I hadn't thought of.

Not only did that work, but once I was able to select just the text
frame the unwanted selections stopped happening. I resaved the document
and all is well again.

Thanks for the suggestion - saved me from a headache!

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