[scribus] First Line Indent problem/Story Editor

john Culleton John at wexfordpress.com
Thu Oct 27 21:29:08 UTC 2011

On Thu, 27 Oct 2011 22:15:06 +0200
"a.l.e" <ale.comp_06 at xox.ch> wrote:

> hi bob,
> > It appears to me that more work needs to 
> > be done with Story Editor.
> yes, it has to be rewritten with a new concept...
> > It would really be nice if Story Editor
> > could display all the edits that were made including Font & Font
> > Size.
> if you need a preview of your text, you really should edit it in the
> frame itself, without going through the story editor!
> and if there is any problem editing in the frame, i guess that
> it's that bug that must be fixed (at least in the long term)! and not
> a feature to be added to the story editor!
> as already stated, the current frame editor has grown out of the need
> to overcome the slowness of inframe text editing in older versions of
> scribus. even for the simplest frames.
> nowadays, most editing work can be done in the frame itself, so we
> need a new story editor with a new concept. a new concept to fit the
> needs of people wanting to work differently than what is possible in
> the frame.
> ideally, i think that we should build the story editor in a way that
> it should be possible to create different story editors for different
> needs...
> >      Is this the best job Scribus can do in handling First Line
> > Indent? Do I simply have to manually adjust these as needed?
> no.
> please post a sample document to the bug tracker, where one can see
> this effect in action.
> >      Have others had these Indent, Story Editor and crashing
> > problems or just me. I must mention I have Windows 7, 64 bit
> > computer.
> > 
> > Bob P
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IMO the only change needed to the story editor is to revive the ability
to call the style editor from within the story editor, by reviving 
a choice to go to the style editor from within the story editor. I
understand that for some host (I'm guessing OS X) this is a problem.
But lots of things are problematic for OS X for various Open Source
programs. That is insufficient reason to deprive the rest of us. 

If the die is cast and the story editor is to be completely revamped
perhaps an option can be placed thus:
edit text
edit text (classic)
This would not require much code.  The current story editor is
already written. Some of us like the story editor pretty much as it is
now (or as it was recently).

John Culleton
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