[scribus] Inserting a page add a text frame

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 21 01:57:04 UTC 2011

On 07/20/2011 09:51 PM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> On 07/20/2011 09:12 PM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
>> On 07/20/2011 06:43 PM, John Ghormley KJ4UFG wrote:
>>> I wonder if this might be behavior that anyone else has noted? I am
>>> using
>>> Ubuntu 11.04 with Scribus 1.4.0 RC5. I have a document currently
>>> about 30
>>> pages. If I insert a page in the middle of the document, a full page
>>> sized
>>> text frame is also inserted at the end of the document beyond the last
>>> page. This has been happening since at least version 1.3.5.
>>> I have been trying to determine what prompts the addition of the text
>>> frame
>>> and just now have figured it out. I have not tried any other .sla file
>>> yet
>>> to see if it happens elsewhere, but I'll do that ASAP. The current
>>> file is
>>> a copy of earlier magazine issue used so I don't have to re-create
>>> everything from scratch.
>>> Maybe someone else has observed this behavior?
>> Experimenting briefly, I find this:
>> Experiment 1
>> I made a new doc with automatic text frames, 5 pages.
>> I then proceeded to insert a page after page 2.
>> The result was indeed a 6-page document with a text frame hanging out
>> after the last page. I also note that the page I inserted had no text
>> frame on it.
>> Experiment 2
>> I made a single page document, placed a text frame on it, then copied
>> the page for 4 copies. Then I inserted a page after page 3.
>> The result was as expected: a blank page inserted, no evidence of any
>> extraneous frames.
>> So perhaps this has something to do with automatic frames.
> Experiment 3
> Similar to Experiment 1, this time created a 2-page document with
> automatic frames. Inserting a page before Page 1, after Page 1, or
> before Page 2 all caused the empty added page and floating frame after
> Page 3. Inserting a page after Page 2 ended with 3 pages, all with
> frames as expected.
> Experiment 4 (more of analysis really)
> I took the broken 3-page document where I had inserted a page at the
> beginning, and compared its SLA file with that of a new 3-page document
> with automatic frames.
> The <PAGE..../> tags are all equivalent.
> The <PAGEOBJECT ... /> tags are not:
> The OwnPage variables in the normal file go "0", "1", and "2"; in the
> broken file, they go "1", "2", and "1".
> The YPOS values on the normal file are "60", "892", and "1724", and in
> the broken file are "892", "1724", and "2556"
> This "2556" goes along with that last frame being beyond the last page.
> So it looks like a combination of a failure to reindex the PAGEOBJECTS
> properly and not doing the math right for the YPOS of the PAGEOBJECTS.
Experiment 5
Also broken in 1.5.0svn, and I just updated both 1.4.0rc5 and 1.5.0svn 

I would also add that clicking Undo will delete the added page but not 
the errant frame.


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