[scribus] Tagging CHARACTER text for styles.

Richard Foley rich.inud at naktiv.net
Fri Jun 29 07:09:42 UTC 2012

Applying character styles to text, alongside an easy way to group images with a
text caption, are the two items I most missed while using Scribus 1.4.n
Otherwise a pleasant to use and *reliable* piece of software.  The paragraph
styles seem to be applied like a broad brush stroke, delineated by having a
start-tag and an end of paragraph (or start of new one). Very useful, but
frustratingly blunt, handling only headers, sub-headers and entire paragraphs.

It seems to me the CHARACTER styles is an issue of having start and end tags
within a block of text. and part of the problem is being able to identify the
end tag. Perhaps a couple of suggestions for the tag styling might help get the
ball rolling?

Next identical (yuk): ...some \c1character styled text\c1 ...


Explicit (yuk): ...some \c1-startcharacter styled text\c1-end ...


Bracketed (yuk): ...some \c1(character styled text\c1) ...


Bracketed enclosed (best?): ...some \c1(character styled text)\c1 ...


XML-like: ...some <\c1>character styled text</\c1> ...




Also, it would probably be sensible to disallow nested tags, (and definitely
disallow cross-over tags, much like HTML).

It is clear this is voluntary open-source software - and long may that continue.


Richard Foley

Supporting Naked Activities


On Sat, Mar 31, 2012 at 09:21:34AM +0200, JLuc wrote:
> Le 30/03/2012 21:57, Gregory Pittman a écrit :
> >In between the lines, I think the responses indicate that those reading the question and responding don't know the answer.
> As for now, the proposed video that has been linked in a previous post of this thread
> would allready provide answers to some questions :
> ( http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Scribus_Video_Tutorials#Three_ways_to_apply_styles )
> Looking on the documentation WIKI provides an interesting page too
> http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Auto-formating_paragraphs_during_text_file_imports
> Dont forget the documentation is the result of the work of the user's community
> so It'd be great when somebody experimenting and analysing the feature's use details
> would document its detailed discoveries on this page or another of the scribus wiki :
> http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Scribus
> JLuc
> >As we've said many times, this is an entirely voluntary organization. Do you expect others to do experimentation that
> >you can easily do yourself, and that you have a personal active interest in but they don't?
> >
> >The reason I stepped in and made any responses at all was that I think it is bad form to leave questions entirely
> >unanswered. But on this list, I think you can expect that any response you get might require some homework on your part.
> >
> >Greg
> >
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