[scribus] Lets talk about character styles
czarek at oferuje.pl
Fri Apr 1 09:53:35 CEST 2011
Once I was starting using Scribus I was wondering what is goal for character
styles in form exists in Scribus now.
Character styles works in Scribus in very different manner then in other DTP
programs I know.
The main difference is that in Scribus definition of character style is almost
complete and while applying such style user changes almost all char
attributes. Result is in layout with many different fonts you must prepare
character styles for all fonts you plan to use with different e.g. color
applied by character style.
In other DTP programs character styles rather define only CHANGE of some text
parameters, only differences from original used style.
So, if in character style user set ONLY color: red and apply that character
style for chars then ONLY color of text changes. No font name, size or
typographic parameters. ONLY color!!!
Only character style working in that manner (applying only changed text
parameters) has sense for me.
Now this feature of Scribus is completely unusable for me (and I really dont
use it). Now character styles in Scribus are kind of subset of paragraph style
parameters - these ones applyable for single chars, not only for whole
paragraphs. But what for they are from user point?
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