[scribus] making and applying styles

Jenny Jones jay.jay at virgin.net
Wed Dec 11 15:17:35 UTC 2013

Many thanks to everyone.  I force quit and  rebooted and now seem to be able to edit through the main screen making sure I double click to get the cursor rather than the hand up.

Probably operator error - I did say I was a newbie!!

You've all been very kind and the tips you've all given me will be of use in the future I'm sure.  Hope I haven't wasted your time.


On 11 Dec 2013, at 15:10, Gregory Pittman wrote:

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