[scribus] Difficulty with Lines
ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Thu May 28 21:27:52 CEST 2009
> So, one thing I need to do a lot (really really a lot) is generate
> simple vertical and horizontal lines to demarcate columns. I have
> found this to be weirdly difficult with Scribus. With other graphics
> and D.P. applications I've been able to press the Shift key while
> drawing a line to constrain the line to be either horizontal or
the modifier for scribus (tested in 1.3.5, but it should work also in 1.3.3.x) is ctrl instead of shift...
> I don't know why the guide doesn't fully constrain the points at the
> ends of the line...I seem to need to pull the line past the guide in
> one direction, at both ends, several times, to really get the line
> totally vertical or horizontal.
i can confirm: even in 1.3.5 (or 1.5... i have to get used to the new name :-) line handles don't snap to guides
can you post a bug to bugs.scribus.net
> Second Issue: Can't Lengthen Lines
> I simply cannot lengthen/shorten a line without changing the angle or
> changing the location of the line.
you can use the width in the X,Y,Z tab of the properties palette. i wonder if there should be a key to constraint the current angle...
it may also be worth a bug report...
> Once I have a vertical or horizontal line I want to be able to mouse
> over until it is the 2-way arrow, signifying the line will be
> lengthened/shortened rather than either:
> * moved (4-way angle)
> * or changed in length and angle (angled arrow.)
> It is extremely difficult to get the 2-way arrow to appear at all,
> but if I view the document at 400% I can usually get it. However,
> the action is always as for the 4-way arrow. Even when the icon is
> the 2-way arrow, the line just moves, it doesn't stay in place and
> lengthen/shorten with the mouse action.
i couldn't get that behavior at all: i guess 1.3.5 has a new way of handling it.
i wonder if it is necessary, or if going through the properties palette is a better way of doing.
> Any help/advice much appreciated...I have to generate horizontal and
> vertical lines many many times for each edition I produce.
as said: ctrl is your friend! :-)
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