[scribus] Can't show list of styles in Properties

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Sun Mar 7 19:42:45 CET 2010

On 03/07/2010 03:58 AM, K.King wrote:
> <<
> As Scribus advances direct editing of the text becomes less and less
> practical.
>  >>
> imho that to me sounds like a contradiction, for me I would see
> advancement as being able to do more powerful things by directly editing
> the text without having to launch story editor.
> I'd find it far more powerful and useful if the "advanced" features in
> story editor where directly available as a dockable toolbar(s) whilst a
> text frame (or multiple) were selected.

I think what a.l.e was trying to allude to is that, as Scribus develops 
more features, and more robust ones at that, the idea of manually 
setting and adjusting the various attributes frame by frame becomes 
tedious and the source of much frustration and error.

One of the hallmarks of a well-designed and executed publication is 
that, regardless of the design/layout choices, there is consistency. One 
may disagree with the choice of a font or its attributes, various other 
design features, but inconsistency is unforgivable, and this is 
precisely what you are likely to get with many manually adjusted font 

Imagine the expense, both monetarily and on a personal level, of paying 
for printing of a high-resolution publication on glossy paper, full of 
such mistakes. At the very least one becomes a laughingstock for those 
who see this work.


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