[scribus] Several Issues - from a Novice User
gpittman at iglou.com
Mon Feb 23 14:50:01 CET 2009
Richard Hall wrote:
> 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.
I don't know what this is...see below.
> 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.
If you want to use a word processor, it may be worth your while to get
OpenOffice.org, writer, which works better with Scribus (since you can
import styles from oowriter files). You can import Word documents into
oowriter, then save in ODT format, so that Scribus can import.
Otherwise, saving in plain text as Owen suggests is another option.
> 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
Undo does not work for text editing at this time, in any version of Scribus.
> I am using Scribus version 126.96.36.199-1 under Windows XP , service pack 3.
It might help some of these issues to upgrade, at least to 188.8.131.52, or
maybe even a snapshot of 184.108.40.206svn.
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