[scribus] Deleting "Copy of <style>" in 1.3.5svn

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Thu May 14 02:13:00 CEST 2009

On Wed, 13 May 2009 18:50:19 -0400
Jeffrey Silverman <jeffrey.d.silverman at gmail.com> dijo:

> You can delete more than one at a time. Click the first, then
> SHIFT-Click the last. Then click DELETE

If that is supposed to work, then it is another thing that is broken. I
can select the first, then shift-click the last, then delete, and it
deletes NONE of the selected styles.

If I select the first, shift-select the last, then right-click and
Delete, upon right-clicking it deselects all but the one under the
mouse pointer when I right-clicked, and that one is deleted, but none
of the others.

The fastest way to delete them from the GUI that I have found is to
right-click on one, then Delete, then OK in the popup dialog box. One
at a time. Three clicks each. Gah.

I may resort to the text editor suggestions from Jeffrey and JLuc.

The copies are annoying, but apparently benign. I may just forget about
them until a later version of 1.3.5 Beta comes out. Hopefully
eventually it will be fixed, and maybe then I'll be able to delete them
all at once from the GUI.

In the meantime, I discovered something else to add to the bug report.
The document in question has a paragraph style called Normal, and 18
additional styles based on Normal. There are also half a dozen
paragraph styles not based on Normal. The spurious copies are all
copies of just eight of the styles based on Normal; that is, ten of the
styles based on Normal are never duplicated. The half a dozen styles
not based on Normal are also never duplicated. And Normal itself is
never duplicated. If I could figure out the pattern - what is up with
those eight styles - it may help pinpoint the origin of the problem.

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