[scribus] First Line Indent problem/Story Editor

John Ghormley KJ4UFG kj4ufg at sera.org
Thu Oct 27 21:57:19 UTC 2011

With all respect due Bob's desires:

On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 4:15 PM, 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.

PLEASE do NOT make the Story Editor WYSIWYG.  Some of us like the text based
SE and WYSIWYG slows things down far too much.

> 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...

I love the current SE.  It has an annoying feature when it loses focus and a
couple of other small problems, but I like it pretty well.  Doing almost
everything in paragraphs for the magazine, the SE works great with paragraph
styles.  In fact, I have begun to develop all the styles I need for an issue
and HATE that every text import wants to bring its own paragraph styles that
I have to delete from my .sla file.

> >      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.

First line indent is something I use at every paragraph and it have work
flawlessly for me since at least 1.3.8.

> >      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
Bob, crashing now and then, but seldom, like less than once per month when I
work 8-10 hours per day for the month.  However, I use Linux and NOT
Windoze.  I do everything I do on a 32 bit processor, so that may make a
difference.  I do all the layout of the rag and all the typesetting.  It's a
60-80 page, one man show and Scribus works pretty dog gone well.
John Ghormley  KJ4UFG
Editor, SERA *Repeater Journal*
Walkertown, NC  USA
editor at sera.org
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