[scribus] Vertical align of text

a.l.e ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Fri Oct 2 13:21:19 CEST 2009


> The trouble is that using a preferences box is not a natural way for many designers to work. It is too detached from the visual decision making that designers are comfortable with. You are forcing them to make another mapping stage in their thinking. They want to put *that* over there (direct), but this makes them estimate how many millipedes it is to move *that* over there (indirect). They can do it, but this mapping makes the use of the softeware less comfortable, less intuitive.

all through its history scribus has had a focus on exactitude and 
details: the importance given to the properties palette confirms it.

the support for more visual ways of work has been implemented as soon 
performance and features allows it... but ease of use is of a lower 
priority than setting correct values.

peronally i think indeed that it's better to have to go to the PP to 
place a line, than being able to freely draw it, see it perfectly placed 
on screen, but get it wrong on print (or when the file is reopened)!

as far as i can judge, in its current state, scribus fits better the 
hard job of filling content into a given template than the creative 
development of a new prototype.
but don't worry: it gets better and better also for the creatives among us!

have a nice day

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