[scribus] Easiest way to insert text.

Stéphanie Vilayphiou stephanie.vilayphiou at gmail.com
Fri Jun 3 14:29:40 UTC 2011

I also think Story Editor is a key function.
It is not only about copying/pasting text, but it is about editing 
afterwards. It is very convenient to edit. You don't have to zoom in/out 
to edit very small captions for example. Or in my latest work, I had 
text upside/down, so Story Editor is perfect for that. Although it 
misses a lot of features present in the Properties palette, so a lot of 
stuff is impossible to do directly in there, i.e. applying a character 
style (absolutely necessary!).
please don't kill it!

On 06/03/2011 04:29 PM, John Culleton wrote:
> 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
> Scribus.
> 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.

Stéphanie Vilayphiou
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