[scribus] Taking the plunge with Scribus!

Jan Schrewe jschrewe at googlemail.com
Thu Apr 22 17:20:38 CEST 2010


On 22 April 2010 06:37, Christoph Schäfer <christoph-schaefer at gmx.de> wrote:

> Hi Bruce,
> >
> > 2) Escape is impossible from the Master Pages dialog box!  This one
> > drove me so nuts that I abandoned making master pages and just made a
> > separate rectangle and draped some text on top of it for the bottom of
> > each page.
> > Once you hit Edit/Master Pages, the dialog box that comes up (Edit
> > Master Pages) has no exit button.  The only way out, once you have
> > created the Master Pages that you want, is to exit the program and
> > restart!  I must be missing something here, but whatever the solution
> > is, it is far from obvious.  What is needed is a exit button on that
> > dialog box that saves the master pages you have created and returns you
> > to editing the document.
> Errm, did you see that little x in the title bar of the dialog? If not,
> blame
> it on Ubuntu ;)
> I think this is actually a Scribus usability issue. It took me quite long
too to figure out that you must close the master page window. I believe a
button with the caption "Back to normal view" somewhere in the master page
window would be a lot more obvious.

> >
> > 3) "Copy of" paragraph styles are a major hassle.  I often have a
> > paragraph style that for just one instance I want to centre instead of
> > justify, or make bold instead of italic, or change the text size
> > slightly, or whatever.  If Scribus feels honour-bound to keep each of
> > these once-only styles as a "Copy of" style, that's fine, but please put
> > them at the bottom of the list, so that I don't need to wade through
> > them to get the styles that I actually use.

You can change the name of each paragraph style. If you don't do it, scribus
names them "Copy of blah blah blah".

> While I'm not quite sure what you mean, I know that there is an issue with
> copied styles in 1.3.5+, and it's one of the major reasons for not
> releasing
> version 1.4, yet.
> Thanks for the detailed report!
> Christoph
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