[scribus] selecting with ease and power

Owen rcook at pcug.org.au
Tue Jan 26 11:37:11 CET 2010

> Hello,
> This week end, I noticed something about selecting :
> Selecting Scribus (and oOo and inkscape btw)
> requires the selection to surround completely the object(s).
> When just a millimeter is missing, the object is not selected.
> Imagine you are working on a small area with more than one box.
> Some of these boxes do not fit on the screen.
> It is not possible to select them.
> You first have to scroll, and maybe it is not even possible
> to surround ALL of the boxes you want,
> so it would first be necessary to zoom to 50% or less for ex
> so as to see the whole of all edges of all boxes
> and be able to surround them with selection rectangle.
> (An alternative when possible (not too many boxes to select),
> is to select each box by clicking and shift clicking, but )
> alltogether, this produces a "this tool is week" feeling.
> With some other DTP tools, ALL boxes
> that come across the selection rectangle are selected
> even if all sides are not completely inside the rectangle.
> Selecting lots of boxes requires just a little rectangle,
> giving a comfort and power feeling feedback to the user :-)
> I tried to produce this power-user behavior with Scribus,
> but with no success :
> "alt+/-shift+/-ctrl +rectangle" is just "plain rectangle".
> Sad.

Just two comments;

a. Does Edit->"Advanced Select All" (Ctrl+Alt+A) help your selection
b. I think it is a good idea to use layers for complicated object
arrangement (and therefore selection)



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