[scribus] Several Comments and queries

a.l.e ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Mon Sep 27 19:30:30 CEST 2010

hi john,

> On Monday 27 September 2010 08:36:25 a.l.e wrote:
> >   hi robin
> >
> > >   1. Occasionally in the Story Editor - the Style column seems to
> > >      disconnect from its associated text. Sometimes there are no
> > >      entries in the Style column.
> > >   2. When Copying and Pasting from one Story Editor to another
> > > none of the Style properties come over.
> >
> > as far i can tell, in the upcoming you should work as little as
> > possible with the story editor.
> >
> > afaik, currently, only "real" bugs in the Story Editor get fixed.
> > all the usability annoyances are ignored until a new reworked SE is
> > developed
> The latest development version of Scribus, 1.5.0 has the Story Editor.
> And the Manual says on p 71 "The Story Editor is the easiest way to 
> enter text directly from the keyboard." It is not deprecated AFAIK. I 
> always work in the story editor.

the manual is based on an older 1.3.3.x version. at that time, in frame editing was painful. in my experience, in 1.3.8 (and 1.4) it's not the easiest way to enter text for most tasks, any more.

it still works, but the from the feedback i got until now, it seems that it will only get minimal maintenance and must be replaced by a new tool in the future (it won't probably happen before 1.6).

> At this point an upgrade to 1.3.8 seems to be in order. While not yet 
> officially stable it may work better than

yes, if the problem robin is experiencing are serious enough for him, he should try to use 1.3.8 and see if it better fits his needs.


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