[scribus] Outline

Barry McKenna bmcken at pobox.com
Sun Apr 17 17:00:52 UTC 2011

On 4/16/2011 8:39 PM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> On 04/16/2011 11:20 PM, Louis Desjardins wrote:
>> 2011/4/16 Gregory Pittman <gregp_ky at yahoo.com
>> <mailto:gregp_ky at yahoo.com>>
>> Yes, I agree. It's part of the reason that this escaped my
>> attention, thinking it was something else. The first
>> question is
>> what to call it, what name describes what it does? It's
>> not a page
>> organizer, it's really a navigation tool, organized by
>> page/object.
>> I'm not at the moment in favor of calling it "Navigator".
>> It might not be of help but the word that comes to mind
>> and the one that
>> is used most often in other apps is Thumbnails. It's less
>> talkative than
>> in FR or RU but this is what I find. There might be
>> another word, more
>> "talkative" !
> This isn't really a thumbnail-type utility. It shows a list
> of a documents contents, i.e., the object names (with filter
> if desired), then allows you to jump to that item and select
> it.
> So maybe "List and Pounce" :D -- that should produce some
> interesting translations!
> "Object List/Select" -- a bit more sedate but also perhaps
> obtuse.


The tool looks like a useful one. I know that I almost 
always forget to name my 'objects' -just leaving the default 
name (useless) - and now that I know there is this tool, 
that will encourage me to name them.

Even before I went to the wiki, from what I read in your 
response to the thread, my intuition was to prefer 'object 

Now, having read your wiki, I also note that you make use of 
the word 'object' or 'objects' four times.

'Object List' gets my vote.

With this title, now you no longer have to try to remove the 
potential confusion of why its not a 'real' outline.

You can leave that out, and then start immediately to 
describe the different kinds of 'objects' that can occur in 
a document.

Barry McKenna

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