[scribus] active links while editing a scribus document

john Culleton John at wexfordpress.com
Mon Nov 26 20:16:03 UTC 2012

On Mon, 26 Nov 2012 15:45:06 +0100
"a.l.e" <ale.comp_06 at xox.ch> wrote:

> hi,
> yesterday, franz has done a change to the preview mode that, in my
> eyes, should first be discussed by the scribus users.
> """
> r17909 by fschmid - First committ to make the "Preview Mode" look
> more like in other Applications
> First committ to make the "Preview Mode" look more like in other
> Applications
> - No more editing possible.
> - PDF Links linking to the same document are working now when
> activated.
> http://lists.scribus.net/pipermail/scribus-commit/2012-November/005391.html
> """
> on the one side it is certainly useful to have a way to test the pdf 
> forms in scribus, but -- on the other side -- i'm not sure that 
> disabling the editing in preview mode is a change that will please 
> everybody.
> some issues i'm aware of:
> - switching the preview mode on and off can be very slow (so people
> may want to stay in preview mode while doing visual tweaks).
> - the canvas can be very cluttered, and one may want to switch to the 
> preview mode to do further changes without being disturbed by guides, 
> invisible frame borders & co.
> - we already have other links that work in the edit mode (footnotes)
> and will have more of them in the future (TOC, references, ...):
> shouldn't pdf links work just like the other references?
> i would be interested in hearing what the scribus users think: do you 
> need the editing capabilities while being in preview mode?
> ciao
> a.l.e
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My habit is to save a file in pdf form, and if an active preview is
needed view it in Acrobat Reader in a separate window. So I don't
have a horse in this race.
John Culleton
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