[scribus] Fwd: Re: Wieder zurück mit Problemen

Rolf-Werner Eilert rwe-sse at osnanet.de
Tue Feb 7 15:30:09 UTC 2017

Am 07.02.2017 16:03, schrieb Gregory Pittman:
> On 02/07/2017 03:56 AM, ale rimoldi wrote:
>> On 07/02/17 09:54, "Christoph Schäfer" wrote:
>>>> p.s.: If you're wondering, yes, I know how the current TOC works and
>>>> asked the team to remove it from Scribus. It's an anti-feature: people
>>>> who discover it, lose time trying to learn it; and are disappointed when
>>>> they find out how it does (not) work; we lose time explaining how to use
>>>> it or why not to use it.
>>>> A lose lose situation!
> I still don't understand what doesn't work about it, what the expected
> behavior is, and how it fails to accomplish this.
> I don't find "it's broken, fix it or delete it" a helpful request
> (actually sounds like a demand).
> Greg

Actually I use it in some of our prospectuses and find it too roundabout 
to have to type the text for each entry myself instead of using the text 
of the headline (or part of it). This way, I could really write the 
whole thing myself. Furthermore, the whole procedure seems to be "von 
hinten durch die Brust ins Knie" (please translate me for the non German 
speaking community :) ).

For a speedy workflow, I would expect to just

- make a frame for the TOC
- declare it to be a TOC and give it some name
- mark some text or set the cursor into a (headline) paragraph
- click somewhere or press a key
- choose from a list the TOC it is intended to appear in

Does it set some kind of anchor and automatically produce a new page 
number if text flows over? Maybe it would be easy to extend it to some 
bracket-like anchor for the text then.

The implementation here seems somewhat half-automatic, and deriving it 
from objects reminds me of programming rather than designing pages.


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