[scribus] alignment of text frames after inserting a new page

Louis Desjardins louis.desjardins at gmail.com
Tue Mar 9 14:50:57 CET 2010

2010/3/9 Peter Nermander <peter at nermander.se>

> > facing pages layout. Especially if there are many elements on the page.
> So
> > we would actually need to ?flip the containers? without flipping the
> > content! ?Flip? the alignment of text (and affect stylesheets? or master
> > pages?) If the change only affects one text frame on each page, then I
> guess
> As I wrote before: MS Word handles it perfectly

Does OpenOffice.org handle it too? in much the same way as MS Word?

> by allowing the
> position of a frame (MS Word DOES have text frames too) to be:
> For horisontal position
> - Absolute i relation to
>  a) Page (what Scribus does)
>  b) Margin
>  c) Column
>  d) Character (yes, you can locate a frame relative a single character)
> - Book layout (this is what we are looking for)
>  a) Inside Margin
>  b) Inside Page
>  c) Outside Margin
>  d) Outside Page
> - Justified
>  a) Left of Page, Margin, Column or Character
>  b) Centered on Page, Margin, Column or Character
>  c) Right of Page, Margin, Column or Character
> For Vertical position position the choices are very much the same,
> with the following differences:
> Book layout is not available, only Justified and Absolute
> Column is replaces by Paragraph
> Character is replace by Line
> Left and Right replaced by Top/Bottom.
> And yes, it probably requires quite a change to Scribus, but looking
> at how many people ask on this list for if Scribus is suitable for
> books I really think these features (as well as foonotes, TOC/index
> from styles and a few other) are getting more and more important.
> /Peter
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