[scribus] Font selection

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Mon Jul 2 20:26:46 UTC 2012

On 07/02/2012 12:28 PM, Frank Cox wrote:
> I may be doing this wrong and if so, would appreciate someone telling me the
> right way to do it.
> I have Scribus 1.4.1 installed on Centos 6.
> When I want to select a font in the story editor, I click on the little arrows
> to the right of the font name in the story editor's window and get a list of
> fonts that stretches from the top to the bottom of the screen, with an arrow on
> the top and on the bottom of the list.  To scroll through the list of fonts
> that don't show on the screen I sit the mouse pointer on one of those arrows
> (either up or down) and the list scrolls.
> Well and good so far, but I have just over 400 fonts on this computer and it
> takes slightly more than forty seconds (I just timed it) to scroll from the top
> of the list to the bottom.
> Is there a way to scroll faster?  If  the font that I want starts with C and
> I'm down in W, it's a long wait to get back to C.
> I open the story editor, select a font. and start typing a line of text.  The
> font name that I selected shows in the scroll box as I type, but if I move the
> cursor back over what I typed, I see that the font is actually still set to the
> default font.  (The font name changes to the default font in the scroll box.)
> The only way that I can set a font other than the default is to highlight the
> text after typing it out and then select the font.
> How difficult would it be to implement a font selection dialog similar to the
> one in Open/LibreOffice, where each font name is actually set in that font in
> the selection window? That way you get a built-in font sample sheet/preview.

some things you might try:

reducing the size of your fonts list by deselecting some in Preferences
or Document Setup.

for the default font issue, you can change your default font in Document

you might also try Extras > Font Preview to view fonts as you use Story
Editor. You should be able to leave this dialog open as you use SE.


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