[scribus] Several Issues - from a Novice User

Richard Hall richardphall at comcast.net
Mon Feb 23 06:06:32 CET 2009

1. When I am working on a multi-page document, use the status bar tool 
to work on another page, and click on a text box; often, a rectangle 
appears, drawn in dotted lines. When the rectangle does appear the box 
runs off the screen and I cannot determine what the box encompasses.

2. Sometimes, when editing a document, I can cut text from a Microsoft 
Word document and paste it directly into a Scribus text box. But 
eventually, after moving text between Scribus text boxes, when cutting 
from Word and attempting to paste to Scribus, what gets pasted is the 
last piece of text I pasted from Scribus. It is as if there are two cut 
and paste buffers in use.

3. Underline Text, versus Underline Words: If the text justification is 
ragged right, "underline word" always appears correctly on-screen. But 
if the text is justified there is more space between the words and gaps 
appear in the underlining.  These gaps also appear when text is 
selected. It looks like thin, non-underlines spaces were inserted 
between the space after a word and  the next letter. Is this a known 

4. Edit | Undo does not appear to be able to undo text edits in text boxes.

I am using Scribus version under Windows XP , service pack 3.

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