[scribus] Bullets and numbering

Ken Springer snowshed1 at q.com
Wed Mar 2 16:48:00 UTC 2016

On 3/2/16 9:20 AM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> On 03/02/2016 10:39 AM, Ken Springer wrote:
>> On 3/1/16 1:21 PM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
>>> On 03/01/2016 12:50 PM, Ken Springer wrote:
>>>> Scribus 1.4.6
>>>> Can it do bullets and numbering?  Searching Help doesn't seem to come up
>>>> with anything.
>>> https://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Scribus_Video_Tutorials#Creating_bullet_lists
>>> I presume you mean numbering as in a list, as opposed to page numbering.
>> Correct.
>>> This video is a bit dated, but shows the process. There might be a
>>> nonvideo page on the wiki about this, but I'm not sure.
>> The video definitely does not apply to 1.4.6 or 1.5.1.  The Help File
>> for 1.5.1 says there's automatic bullets, but doesn't bother to tell you
>> where to find the settings.
>> One thing I've noticed about a lot of help files...  To access a
>> feature, the file will say "Open X and select Y".  The problem is, they
>> don't tell you where X is.  :-(  Extremely frustrating for the new user.
>> I'll have to find the wiki and see if it's there.
>> The devs have put things in the Windows menu that I would never look for
>> under that menu heading.  Such as Align and Distribute.  You're aligning
>> and distributing frames, not windows.
> In Scribus's case, the term window refers to the fact that some kind of
> new window opens up to manage some task or for the Help browser and so on.

I would humbly suggest Scribus should not use the word "Window" in a 
manner that won't be recognized by probably 98% of users.  Makes the 
learning curve harder.   <G>  I only learned that Alignment and 
Distribution was there because I opened the Help file.  I'd all but 
decided Scribus didn't have it having already looked in all the more 
logical menus.

>> Also discovered that closing the program doesn't close the help window.
>>   Bad manners there.
> This sounds like a call for a new wiki page. AFAIK, bullets should still
> be possible, but it may just be that the location and appearance of
> things has changed too much to be recognizable.
> I'll have to run through the video again and try to make sense out of
> it. One thing I don't like about videos is that they are a linear
> lock-step sort of learning, where it's hard to skip ahead to the part(s)
> you need.

But you can move the slider forward or backward to attempt to find what 
you want.

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