[scribus] making and applying styles

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Wed Dec 11 15:10:56 UTC 2013

On 12/11/2013 09:51 AM, Jenny Jones wrote:
> I'm on OSX 10 6 8.  
> Have been working through your advice sheet and have progressed to developing some styles but when I tried to work direct in text boxes on main page as you suggest the whole programme has become hung with the time wheel in place for the last 10 minutes so unable to do anything - even close the window.
> Also, some of the short cuts aren't working, eg: pressing F3 for style manager or tapping the space bar to get the hand cursor up.

I changed the Subject to more accurately reflect this topic.

Some systems have trouble with certain shortcuts due to the shortcut
already being used by the system. OSX of course has some differences in
keys and the mouse too.

For most things there are different ways to accomplish most tasks. There
is an icon on the toolbar for Edit Contents mode (capital 'A' with a
vertical bar superimposed), and its shortcut is 'E'. Clicking outside
the frame or pressing Esc will get you out of Edit Contents mode.

In Select Item mode, changes you make to the font, either manually
changing features in the Text tab of Properties, or selecting a
paragraph style, will be applied to all the text in the frame.

In Edit Contents mode, you will find that nothing happens when you try
to manually change font parameters until you highlight some text. On the
other hand, applying a paragraph style should happen to whatever
paragraph the cursor is in, or in the paragraph(s) where text is

It won't hurt for you to fish through various parts of the online manual
to see what information and advice is there.


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