[scribus] Easiest way to insert text.

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Fri Jun 3 20:04:50 UTC 2011

On Friday, June 03, 2011 02:31:05 pm Gregory Pittman wrote:
> On 06/03/2011 02:06 PM, John Ghormley KJ4UFG wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 12:30 PM, Gregory Pittman<gregp_ky at yahoo.com>  
> >> On 06/03/2011 10:29 AM, Stéphanie Vilayphiou wrote:
> >>> 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!
> >> 
> >> I don't know that there is an effort to simply kill the SE.
> >> It's more of a recognition of SE's limitations that is the source of
> >> trouble.
> >> 
> >> I do agree that some sort in bulk simple editing is needed. Perhaps one
> >> answer might come from a free-standing plain text editor that can import
> >> from/save to the document, called up like Gimp is called up, with some
> >> sort of tags to denote things like paragraph and character styles.
> >> 
> >> At the moment what we have is a mix of those who don't use and recommend
> >> to others not to use SE, and those who still use it in spite of its
> >> shortcomings.
> >> 
> >> Greg
> > 
> > I think it's been asked here before, but what is the problem with the
> > Style Editor co-existing with the in frame editing capability?  I can
> > see advantages to both methods of composing and editing depending on
> > what task I am doing at the moment.  I recognize that my rather
> > repetitious paragraph style formatted magazine may not be representative
> > of the work many other Scribus users do, but the Scribus does tend to
> > try to accommodate all types of DTP, it seems.  Therefore, with a few
> > updates, the Story Editor would seem to fill its role quite nicely.  I
> > fail to see the major problems that necessitate an external editor and
> > fear the issues that potential editor might bring about.
> Don't take what I said too seriously. It's mostly that some feel the SE
> is quite useless for their needs (I still find it useful). So there is
> this push to "rewrite" the SE -- but to what?
> Greg
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IMHO put it back the way it was, with an exit to the style editor and with the 
save and exit icon clearly visible. 
John Culleton
Wexford Press
"Death Wore Black"
Police procedural
by retired police chief Bill Redding
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