[scribus] Quick route to story editor.

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Fri Mar 17 13:35:37 UTC 2017

On 03/17/2017 04:06 AM, Rolf-Werner Eilert wrote:
> I agree, choosing several non-consecutive paragraphs via a common system
> of shift or ctrl + mouse (like in every list today) would be great. Or
> what about little checkboxes on the left where the styles are, so you
> can check the paragraphs and then apply whatever you want? That would
> have the advantage to point the user to the fact, that "we are talking
> whole paragraphs here".
> Then even an overview of the styles applied on top of the basic
> paragraph style could be shown here (at least as much of it as space
> allows for), so the user can see those at a glance:
> Headline1
> Intro Bold
> + center
> First par
> Body text
> Body text
> + indent, left...
> Body text

It would be convenient to be able to somehow select a number of
paragraphs to then apply a Paragraph Style -- this gets very tiresome to
use a drop-down list over and over. Perhaps a checkbox for each
paragraph, and have the ability to Select All -- for example, if you
wanted to change the Paragraph Style for all but one or two paragraphs,
you could Select All, then unselect the individual paragraphs you don't
want to change. I also think that applying Character Styles (what I
think you're calling font styles) would be good, though this would be
best done once some sort of tagging system is created. It's also been
brought up that it would be convenient to be able to create a named
Character Style from a collection of font adjustments made in Story Editor.

As I recall, Christoph and I have had an idea to create some
documentation for the Story Editor to help novices understand it better,
though this has been on hold in anticipation of upcoming changes.


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