[scribus] Text overflow in Text Frames
marco at boeringa.demon.nl
Wed Jul 15 10:04:58 CEST 2009
Hi Lars and JLuc,
Believe me, I have worked in IT for almost 10 years as a programmer, and
in that time period have reported probably a few dozen bugs and
usuability issues to the developer of the software package I needed to
do my own development in, sometimes needing to go through quite a battle
to get my bug reports recognized (which in the end they almost always
did). However, I must admit I am getting slightly tired of having to
report the "all-to-obvious"...
If I were a developer of Scirubus, these two issues would be on my
top-priority list of things "to-do", as they significantly impair the
usuability of textframes in Scribus, and for a DTP that IS a major issue...
Before you are suggesting I join the club and do it myself, I bailed out
of IT because it was driving me slowly crazy sitting behind a computer
all day (I am originally a biologist, now trying to make some kind of
living in art)...
Anyway, if I find some time, I will probably have it listed...
Of course, there is still the possibility, like Michael suggested, that
there is a deeper issue with the rendering engine of Scribus having a
limitation on the way it handles text. E.g. it might be that there is no
programmatical request that allows the Scribus developers to accurately
determine the MBB of rendered text. That would make the Scribus
developers depended on others to fix it.
Lars Behrens wrote:
> Am Dienstag, 14. Juli 2009 schrieb Marco Boeringa:
>> It does seem Scribus could use some serious improvement in this area.
>> Having a text frame respecting the Minimum Bounding Box around a text
>> would be really helpful, especially for large typefaces. The current
>> implementation makes using the Align and Distribute tools in some cases
>> virtually impossible. A real loss, as these tools are a vital ingredient
>> of DTP or any layouting work in any program for that matter.
> Please write a bug report /feature request.
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> scribus at lists.scribus.net
Response to my "Distance of Text" post here:
Marco Boeringa a écrit :
> I am surprised it is not implemented...
Programmers have not had the time to implement it,
or have forgotten to do it.
It would be very wise to use the bug repository
to notify them of this usability problem :
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