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

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Thu May 14 03:21:20 CEST 2009

On Wed, 13 May 2009 20:28:02 -0400
Jeffrey Silverman <jeffrey.d.silverman at gmail.com> dijo:

> Wow, it definitely works for me. See screenshot, attached (not sure if
> attachment will go thru.) never mind, I'll put it online.
> See here: http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=15y9jsx&s=5
> Steps to get there (1)CLICK (2) SHIFT-CLICK (3) DELETE (4) Click OK
> Anyway, I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 with scribus-ng package installed from
> the default repositories. That is1.3.5svn.

Well, that's just weird. I am also using 1.3.5svn (Beta, April 19) on

I could select a bunch of them, but the popup box listed only one to

However, last time I tried it I inadvertently applied a style to text
that I had already formatted. That is because I just selected a random
existing text frame in the document, then Edit Text, then Edit Styles.
So I tried it again, but this time I created a new text frame that
contained no text so I wouldn't inadvertently mess up text that was
already formatted. AND IT WORKED!

But I could only delete a screenful at a time (about 20 or so), because
otherwise the OK button was below the bottom of the screen and the
popup window has no scrollbars. Oh well. Twenty at a time beats the
hell out of one at a time.

In the middle of deleting them I stopped, closed the Style Manager and
Story Editor, and selected another random frame that was already
finished and formatted. Once again I got only one style at a time in
the popup box. Was it because the text frame has to be a virgin frame
for it to work? Or is there something weird about my other text frames.
I'll probably never know.

Thanks for posting the image. Once I saw what you were seeing it helped
a lot. I now have a clean document. 

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