[scribus] Extrange bus on Scribus.

Richard eyelagui at adinet.com.uy
Mon Jan 25 18:10:42 CET 2010

I'm sorry Gregory... but... ¿WHAT?
Click and drag impossible?.... ¿since when?
tricky?, what?...

If i draw a selection rectangle around 4 objects i have to end with 4 
selected objects.... is stupid to consider this is a hard, tricky or 
extrange task since that is the behavior any other program you have ever 
used has.

CorelDraw, Pagemaker, OpenOffice Draw.... any other program DOES NOT 
selects ANY object outside the drawed(selection) box.

I repeat, if you work with 40 objects per page, and other 20 or 40 
objects outside the page.... and you select 10 or 20 objects, Scribus 
marks as selected EVERY OTHER object OUTSIDE the selection box AND 
outside the page but at the same "altitude" that selected ones.
So, if i have to select 20 objects from 40 ONE BY ONE each time, Scribus 
is really an annoying tool.

I had to make this animations so you can see the cyan colored selection 
rectangle, and the next frame the ressult of THAT selection rectangle 
ONLY in Scribus.


This is a normal behavior, but only when selecting 1 or 2 objects.


El 25/01/2010 01:44 p.m., Gregory Pittman escribió:
> On 01/25/2010 10:03 AM, Richard wrote:
>> I select them by point and drag. (draw a rectangle)
>> That's the deal, on a page with 30, 40 objects, is a waste of time 
>> select one by one.
> Click and drag can be tricky, if not impossible all by itself, yet you 
> should still be able to press and hold Shift and deselect individual 
> objects, so select too many then deselect as needed.
> This is also a reason to consider using layers, where for example, you 
> could have all graphics on one layer, and text on another, so that you 
> avoid selecting some kinds of things.
> It's also worth mentioning that 1.3.5+ has an advanced selection 
> capability, which you might find of use in future.
> Greg
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