[scribus] Sub and superscript issues with SE from OO 3.4 Win
bmcken at pobox.com
Tue Jul 31 02:13:30 UTC 2012
w/Winx64/sp1, OpenOffice 3.4, Scribus 1.4.1
I haven't been using Scribus for a while, instead focusing on research
and writing using OO (now Win/3.4).
However, I wish to extend my gratitude for the continued improvements
and evolution of this software which, from my perspective, is extremely
important in terms of our social and technological needs and evolution.
I recently installed Scribus for Windows, 1.4.1, and today imported a
60+ page (A5) document (text only, no assigned or altered styles), and
left the style import defaults as is.
My doc has a number of super/subscripts, and those were set in OO 3.4.
After my first export to pdf (default v4?), I noticed that the
super/subscripts had reverted to regular characters - I hadn't paid
attention to this in the .sla view or the Story Editor.
Reopening the story editor, I found that the super/subscripts were
showing as normal characters in the Story Editor. However, when
selecting them in the Story Editor, the respective super/subscript
buttons changed to depressed mode, i.e., universal recognition as "on."
However, they showed as normal chars in the Story Editor until I clicked
the Story Editor super/subscript buttons on and off after selecting the
respective characters, and then they changed as required/expected in the
Yet, leaving Scribus open and the Story Editor open, when I went to
search Mantus for any recent reference to this issue (and found none),
when task switched the window back to Scribus/Story Editor, the font in
the Story Editor changed (visual) size, reverted it cursor to the
beginning of the document, and when re-scrolled the Story Editor back to
the pages where there were super/subscripts they had reverted visually
to regular characters.
For testing purposes I clicked the SE's Update Text and Exit button
without making any changes to see if the .sla's content would revert to
normal characters: They stayed as super/subscripts, even though they had
reverted visually to normal characters in the SE, but upon selecting
them in the SE, the respective super/sub buttons became depressed.
I also found that whether the cursor was clicked into the SE or not,
upon clicking back to the main window with the SE still open, the SE's
cursor would, withing a few seconds, revert to the topmost character's
position (this is a major annoyance for me or potentially anyone working
with docs with many pages).
Since I was unable to find anything recent in Mantis referring to this
issue, I thought I would post here _first_ to see if this is primarily
some known issue when importing super/subscripts from OO 3.4 or Winx64
One suggestion occurs to me: would it be possible or reasonable to put
the super/subscript character controls also in the Properties Dialog on
the Text page?
Please let me know if there is anything I've described here that needs
to go to Mantis.
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