[scribus] Font / Style Signifiers in Story editor

Jeffrey Silverman jeffrey.d.silverman at gmail.com
Thu May 28 20:23:35 CEST 2009

This is a "me too" for all of these improvement/feature request/bugfix ideas.

Hey, Jessica: Scribus 1.3.5 is released (pending?) It has a lot of
improvements as far as user interface goes -- you may consider trying


On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 1:30 PM, Jessica Evans <jessica at lunula.com> wrote:
> Scribus on Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600
> Hi all,
> I suppose this is just feedback/venting of a sort, though there is some
> inconsistent behavior by Scribus that may be fairly described as a bug.
> Like many others I am eagerly awaiting the ability to set character styles.
>  I also am hoping against hope that the powers that be will someday come to
> see that it really does matter to the end user that we have no visual marker
> in the story editor to signify that formatting has been changed for an
> individual character.
> For example, if I have 20 band names in a text box (embedded within a column
> of body text) and I need to change each band name to bold and decrease by 1
> point size. I would really like some kind of visual reference in the story
> editor so that I can see which ones I did and didn't get.  The
> disorientation of working in a field without any feedback whatsoever is
> uncomfortable.
> I have been clicking inside the words and looking up at the font display
> field, but found it to be unreliable...sometimes the correct (changed) font
> is displayed, sometimes it still displays the paragraph style font, even
> after the character font has been changed.
> Finally, the Story Editor often fails to display the paragraph style name at
> the left for the first one or two paragraphs in the text box. It isn't
> really that important...but again, it is disorienting.  Not having that
> visual feedback makes one wonder if something is wrong, and if one really
> did set the paragraph style properly.
> Best wishes, Jessica
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