[scribus] Rectangle, text properties don't work (Mac)

Thomas help at scribus.info
Tue Dec 7 02:15:27 CET 2010

Submitted on 12/07/2010
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   Name: Thomas
   Email Address: trg818 at gmail.com
   Subject: Rectangle, text properties don't work (Mac)
I'm new to Scribus and try to do some basic stuff. Unless I'm doing  
everything completely wrong, it seems that the Mac version of Scribus I have  
is broken.
- I tried to create a rectangle the way the "Scribus Basics" section  
suggests. The rectangle seems to be created, but it is not possible to open  
the Properties menu to modify it - simply nothing happens, no matter whether  
I try it with the two-finger tap, via the Windows menu, or via F2 (i.e.,  
- I tried to make a text box and modify the text in it. The text box was  
created, and I was able to enter text with the default properties. However,  
the only modification I could do via the Story Editor was to switch from Left  
to Center Alignment. The change of font or size didn't show any effect after  
updating the text box, and if I tried to change the color from black to  
white, it wasn't possible to revert the change.
This is not an encouraging start. Any ideas what is going wrong here?
System information (could not be set on the web form): v.1.3.8, build ID  
C-C-T-F-Q-Mac/Aqua from 21 July 2010 for Mac OS X, precompiled .dmg. for  
Intel CPU.

   About your Scribus program:
     Prebuilt/Compiled: Prebuilt
     Build Date:
   Your operating system and CPU:
     Type: MacOS X
     Version: v.10.5.8
     CPU type: 32bit (Intel/AMD - i386)

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