[scribus] Scribus 1.3.5 (Christoph Schäfer ) (Victor Papp)

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer at gmx.de
Sat Oct 31 17:21:17 CET 2009

Am Samstag, 31. Oktober 2009 10:09:18 schrieb Anke Lange:
> scribus-request at lists.scribus.net schrieb:
> > May I ask you to write on English.
> > Not everybody understand German.
> >
> > Thanks.
> Hallo Victor I apologise for writing in a language that not anybody
> understands. I will repeat my answer to Christopher in English to make
> it understandable for everyone out there. And I hope everybody
> understands my bad English.
> Thanks Christopher for answering in German.
> Hallo Christopher
> I have tried Scribus with Ubuntu, because I write teaching material
> for Scribus-classes. While I had a look at the new Scribus I came across
> some strange things.
> The properties inspector for text properties has been putting into so many
> little sub register, that it lost it's clear arrangement. Plus the sub
> register are so small, that you have to scroll within them to be able to
> find all formations. I thing that this solution is very complicated and
> difficult to use, especially for learners.
> The Style sheet-Editor I find it very difficult to handle too.
> When you open the editor, you first choose the kind of style you want to
> create. Than you click new and you have to choose again, what kind of style
> you want to create.
> To part the possible formations on 3 register does make the the editor even
> more complex especially because there is no preview any more. So before you
> know what your Text looks like you first have to define a Style and
> allocate it to a text frame. Than you do your formatting and look in the
> text frame, if it is like you wanted.
> Within the text editor I had to look very heard, where to find the Button
> to OK my changes. Until I found it hidden the extending button in the tool
> bar. (I want to apologise, this was the text editor, not the style
> sheet-editor)
> I like Scribus a lot, it is a great program. Otherwise I wouldn't give
> classes to show people how to use it. but to be honest, sometimes less is
> more (German saying)
> Because of all this, I have a Question. Does the Layout of the program
> change in the foreseeable future. It would be great and desirable if
> someone would have a closer look on the handling and intuitive of the
> programs layout.
> It seams like, I haven't really understood, why there was a rc version of
> the 1.3.5 and when it will replace 1.3.3 as stabil version.
> regards Anke Lange
> I want to thank Christopher and everybody else for the informative answers.
> The point is, that a lot of my students ask me about the 1.3.5, because
> they think, that it is due to be published very soon as the replacement
> of 1.3.3.
> They fear, that there work will be a waist of time, because it says on
> the scribus-homepage, that you can't work with files you made in 1.3.3
> with 1.3.5 and higher.

That's not what the website says. You can always open files created with an 
earlier version, just not the other way around.


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