[scribus] 1.5.0 Style editor.

john Culleton John at wexfordpress.com
Thu Jun 6 23:03:41 UTC 2013

On Thu, 06 Jun 2013 09:11:56 -0400
Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com> wrote:

> On 06/06/2013 08:39 AM, john Culleton wrote:
> > In 1.4.3 when I have finished editing a style in the style editor
> > there is a button at the bottom I can press to save the style. In
> > 1.5.0 it is missing.
> > 
> > In the text editor newly created styles do not show up. I know that
> > some members here dislike the story editor, but I have been using it
> > for some years now and am used to it.
> > 
> > Is there a fix to these two problems or am I just not understanding
> > the new software?  
> > 
> What I see on this laptop is that the dialog becomes so big that you
> can't see all of it. In Linux, you should be able to hold Alt down,
> then click drag to see the whole thing.
> Why the dialog is so big is another question.
> Greg
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The alt-drag  technique does indeed work. but that should not be
necessary. It is not intuitive. 

Some paring of the fields on the properties tab may be needed.
It is too crowded in both dimensions. Perhaps the functions in the right
hand column could be given tabs of their own, such as optical margins
advanced settings and so on. 

The current properties panel needs to be stretched to twice its default
width to make all the captions readable. 

If the entry for dropped caps could be spirited over to a separate tab
the length problem could be handled.

I cannot close without repeating my plea for a direct path from the
story editor to the style editor. If it was possible before why is it
impossible now?
John Culleton
Wexford Press
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