[scribus] Newbie Mac User

John Morris johnjeff at editide.us
Fri Jul 31 17:08:26 CEST 2009

   Thanks, Andreas, for giving me hope. I'll look forward to that 
change in a future version. My problem with the MDI (I never new the 
name before) is that I generally need to work with multiple windows 
in each of several different applications. While I agree that it can 
be done, it's not easy to set things up so I can see a good bit of 
two or more Scribus documents while simultaneously giving myself 
access to my browser, an email from a client, and a couple of other 
windows. What do you do when you need to look at two Scribus 
documents simultaneously?


>Jeffrey Silverman-2 wrote:
>>  On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 10:24 PM, John Morris <johnjeff at editide.us> wrote:
>  >> Hi All,
>>>    I'm new to Scribus, but I have been doing DTP since about 1990. I really
>>>  like the basic layout of Scribus, with one exception. I'm a Mac user and
>>>  I don't like the whole window-within-a-window thing. Is there any way to
>>>  revert to normal Mac behavior?
>>>    I'm using Scribus 1.3.5 and Mac OS X 10.5.7 on a 2.6GHz MacBook Pro with
>>>  2GB of RAM and 2.6GB free on the boot drive.
>>>  Thanks,
>  >> John
>  >
>>  I'm betting the answer is "no" because Scribus works with X-Windows not
>>  cocoa or whatever Mac's window manger is called.
>You loose that bet. Scribus uses the Qt library which is based on Carbon on
>OSX (and the latest Qt version might even be based on Cocoa IIRC).
>We will probably drop the multiple documents interface (MDI) for all
>platforms in the next Scribus version.
>I myself always use a single maximized child window inside the Scribus
>window anyway.

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