[scribus] Unable to select objects

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Mon Apr 23 01:24:11 UTC 2012

On 04/22/2012 08:05 PM, John Ghormley KJ4UFG wrote:
> Undoubtedly, I did something really screwy and now I cannot figure out how
> to undo my mess.  First, I noted a bunch of objects that had changed sizes
> and positions on some previously completed pages of my 60 page document.
> None were locked.  Next, the positions of objects seemed to have become
> relative to the top and left side of the document, rather than to each
> page's top and left border.  I managed to get that straightened out, but
> now I have a totally confusing situation where I cannot select an object by
> left or right clicking on it.
> I can select the object with the Outline dialog, and modify the object by
> right clicking on the object line in the Outline dialog.  The proper menu
> does appear when using the Outline window and the object may be edited.
> However, since I cannot left click on the object and select it, the menu
> that I should see when a selected object is right-clicked on, does not
> appear.  Instead, a different, longer menu appears, without any items to
> allow editing text for a text window, or getting an image for an image
> window.
> Any ideas what to check or un-check or what I may have done?  Is there a
> setting somewhere to prevent selecting an object by clicking on it?
Seems bizarre...are you sure you're on the correct layer?
version 1.4.0?

I guess I would try a couple of things:

Save document, shutdown, start Scribus (maybe even reboot the computer). 
Open document.

Start a new document to see if you get the same behavior.

The third thing would be to upload the doc to bugs, make it private if 
you wish.


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