[scribus] Inline editing character controls in your face

a.l.e ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Tue Oct 27 16:19:52 CET 2009

lieber herr K.
> <<
> it's ok to do so. but:
> - you're ideas will be taken more seriously if you refrain from 
> comparing scribus with publisher
> >>
> seriously? that comes across as a little childish.
> I was just trying to suggest a feature that I know many of my clients 
> use in that application we must not mention.
> If something similar is not available or as easy to achieve then it 
> will make asking them to consider using Scribus more difficult.
> Does Scribus not want more users, or only if they are worthy and have 
> not used that that should not be mentioned?

scribus wants more users!

but i'm not sure that typical Publisher users can at this point 
meaningfully use scribus...

there are big differences between InDesign and QuarkExpress on the one 
side and MS Publisher on the other.

for now, i would say that Scribus is mostly attractive for occasional 
users of InDesign and QuarkExpress and aims to be a good tool for 
professional users of InDesign and QuarkExpress.

the fact that your users have choosen to go the Publisher way rather 
than using one of the two leading professional commercial tools puts 
them in an another markt segement.

scribus will get soon a full load of templates: this will help, 
Publisher users to feel at home in scribus... i don't know if it will be 
enough, though!

so, don't take it personal, but most of the time it is not really 
meaningful to compare Scribus and Publisher.

if you have ideas (even inspired by Publisher) bring them to this forum! 
but telling us that Publisher can do it ,so we also should implement it, 
won't be your best argument :-) ... and, most of the time, you will be 
better of if you don't mention the fact that you first saw it working in 

> <<
> - one the idea has been discussed here -- and if you have not changed
> your mind -- you should put your suggestions and bug reports into
> http://bugs.scribus.net
> have fun
> a.l.e
> >>
> thankyou,
> I do still think a smaller or customisable toolbar with just a few 
> font/character controls would be useful under certain conditions (i.e. 
> only when in-line editing text frames?).
> I still have a large amount of learning and reading and 
> experimentation to do so I will hold of the suggestion for now.

good news: a fully customizable properties palette has been started by a 
member of the team!

have a nice afternoon

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