[scribus] Importing from LibreOffice but using Scribus Styles

John Ghormley KJ4UFG kj4ufg at sera.org
Thu Jan 5 20:06:54 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 1:50 PM, Joe Zeff <joe at zeff.us> wrote:

> On 01/05/2012 06:26 AM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
>> We've also discussed whether whatever it is that SE does (and maybe
>> there is little or nothing that it does uniquely) might simply be
>> incorporated into editing in the main window, and do without SE
>> altogether.
> The main thing I use the SE for is applying paragraph styles one paragraph
> at a time.  I find it an easy, quick, intuitive way to apply them and would
> like to retain that ability.  Also, I find setting bits of text to italic,
> superscript or whatever quite simple.  It fits my minor needs exactly.
I'm with Joe on this point.  Importing text into the SE and applying
paragraph styles via the SE is MUCH easier than using the in frame
capability, IMO.  Like him, I do lots of italics and bold for the various
articles in my magazine and the SE make this easier as I don't have to
worry about doing anything to the layout while applying these styles,
whereas, doing it with the in frame technique, I find myself having to be
sure I have reselected the edit mode in the frame after I return from a
non-Scribus window and if I don't, attempting to highlight a string of text
may just move the entire frame as the edit mode has not been selected.
Limiting the possibility of too many actions in a given mode is not all bad.

Kudos for the 1.4.0 release!

John Ghormley  KJ4UFG
Editor, SERA *Repeater Journal*
Walkertown, NC  USA
editor at sera.org
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