[scribus] Scribus Feature Suggestion
chappa-ai at q.com
Sun Jun 12 17:33:52 UTC 2011
Similar, yes, but not quite the same. I like the idea of being able to "remove unused" and "import list from another document", but doesn't seem very feasible with the current implementation - Font management within Scribus (silly to say the least, as Scribus is a layout application, not a font manager) cannot be done while a document is open. I don't mind the long list of fonts under Available Fonts - it's actually nice to have the option of selecting any font that Scribus knows about. The problem is that it's currently very tedious for enabling/disabling large quantities of fonts in the list. My suggestion would alleviate this until a better longterm solution (such has having Scribus use only INSTALLED fonts instead of ALL fonts) could be implemented.
On Jun 12, 2011, at 11:21 AM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> On 06/12/2011 12:20 PM, Mike Sleger wrote:
>> Nevermind, apparently anonymous logins cannot report issues. After creating an account and logging in I was able to submit this suggestion.
>> On Jun 12, 2011, at 10:15 AM, Mike Sleger wrote:
>>> I went to the Mantis Bug Tracker for Scribus and couldn't figure out how to submit a case. Maybe somebody here could do so.
>>> Under Preferences/Fonts/Available Fonts I would like to see multiple-selection supported. Also a checkbox added for "Use Selected", and buttons added for "Select All" and "Deselect All". If say 3000 fonts are available (and the application currently has all fonts used by default), and I want to use say only 10 of them, I need to uncheck "Use Font" 2990 times. That's ridiculous. I should be able to click a Select All button, uncheck a Use Selected checkbox, select the 10 fonts I want to use, then click a Use Selected checkbox again. This would be MUCH faster than the current interface. (If multiple fonts are selected and some are used and some are not used, then the Use Selected checkbox would be checked and dimmed, the same way other applications work. Click the dimmed checkbox would use all the selected fonts and un-dim it. Clicking it again would uncheck the checkbox, not using the selected fonts.)
>>> Essentially, I'd like to see a more robust interface for managing a large number of fonts within Scribus, since the Available Fonts preference is currently being implemented as a font manager for Scribus, but seems to be designed under the assumption that a user will only have about a dozen fonts.
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