[scribus] Easiest way to insert text.

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Fri Jun 3 14:29:26 UTC 2011

On Thursday, June 02, 2011 08:38:53 pm Joe Zeff wrote:
> On 06/02/2011 05:30 PM, John Ghormley KJ4UFG wrote:
> > Possibly a good idea, but I have a question.  What does one gain from
> > importing from an open source format that makes it better than a simpler
> > copy and paste, if one doesn't import styles?
> If you're importing a file that somebody sent you there's no need to
> wait for it to open up in whatever word processor you'd use to edit it.
>   If you're importing multiple files the time adds up rapidly.  And,
> even if it's only one file it's less steps you have to take.  For that
> matter, why do you find copy and paste better?

Does copy and paste make each line a new paragraph? 

I agree that abolition of the story editor is a terrible idea. Some prefer to 
key directly in the frame but the existence of the story editor does not 
handicap them. Some of us prefer the story editor and "grew up" using it for 

I should mention that the story editor in 1.4.0 displays the green check mark 
icon for "save and exit" on the icon bar but 1.5.0 hides this often used 
function in a menu. I would prefer to have the green icon checkmark displayed. 
Also I liked the convenience of an exit to the style editor directly from the 
story editor. The reasons given for abolishing this exit seem unpersuasive. 
How hard is it to make an exit to another function?

Is someone trying to kill the story editor little by little? If so that is a 
serious mistake. 
John Culleton
Wexford Press
"Death Wore Black"
Police procedural
by retired police chief Bill Redding
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