[scribus] Bullets and numbering

Patrick Ernst patrick at aroaustralia.com
Mon Mar 21 02:52:34 UTC 2016

Hi Ken. What sort of DTP software are you used to using? It could help for ideas to help you transition. 

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From: Ken Springer <snowshed1 at q.com> 
Date: 21/03/2016  1:16 pm  (GMT+09:30) 
To: scribus at lists.scribus.info 
Subject: Re: [scribus] Bullets and numbering 

On 3/20/16 6:41 PM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> On 03/20/2016 07:59 PM, Ken Springer wrote:
>> On 3/1/16 10:50 AM, Ken Springer wrote:
>>> Scribus 1.4.6
>>> Can it do bullets and numbering?  Searching Help doesn't seem to come up
>>> with anything.
>> After 2-3 hours of trying to figure this out, I'm throwing in the towel.
>>    LOL  Going to give1.5.1 a try.
>> FWIW, I found the suggested video to be basically not worth my time.  YMMV
> Something I just discovered, and as far as I know it's not documented,
> is that 1.5.2svn and I presume 1.5.1 also have a sub-tab of the Text tab
> of Properties called Paragraph Effects. Inside this, you can choose to
> create bulleted and numbered lists.
> After playing with it a bit, it seems to have some limitations, such as
> you can't have bulleted and numbered lists in the same frame (I think),
> but you can switch your bullet character to some other character without
> changing the bullets you've already created.
> It's worth trying out to see if it works for your needs.

Before actually trying 1.5.1, I thought about making manual bullet line 
and turning it into a style.  Opened Style Manager, there were bullets 
and numbering in the paragraph styles tab.

But I'm finding making styles work not to be all that intuitive.  To be 
frank, P1$$ed me off.  Tomorrow, I'll decide whether to continue with 
Scribus, or try something else.  Simply running out of time and 
enthusiasm here.  :-(

I rarely find software to be this difficult for me to get a handle on.  :-(

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