[scribus] scribus as pasteup device

John Beardmore John at T4sLtd.co.uk
Thu Mar 5 17:08:19 CET 2009

John Beardmore wrote:
> Gregory Pittman wrote:
>> Steven Dayton wrote:

>>>>> But AFAIK text is scaled when you hold the Ctrl key while scaling 
>>>>> the box.
>>>>       nope
>>>  It is the alt key that lets you scale text. And Ctrl-Alt does the same
>>> thing and keep the aspec ration.
>> Not quite.
>> Ctrl + Alt as you say.
>> Shift + Alt for non-proportional
>> The Alt key alone will have you moving the entire Scribus window.
> Really ??
> For me in
>     Selecting the text box and dragging it with the mouse moves
>     the text box, (plus sign with arrowheads / NSEW cursor),
>     Alt scales with mouse driven aspect ratio,
>     (diagonal arrow cursor),
>     Ctrl+Alt scales with fixed aspect ratio,
>     (diagonal arrow cursor),
> and
>     Shift+alt constrains the text box to be square,
>     (diagonal arrow cursor).

I suppose I should add that this is under win XP.  I don't suppose that 
would account for any difference ?

Cheers, J/.
John Beardmore, MSc EDM (Open), B.A. Chem (Oxon), CMIOSH, AIEMA, MEI
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