[scribus] Weird text behaviour
gary at extremeground.com
Sat Sep 4 16:46:08 UTC 2021
I have a document pulled together from some scribus-generator templated
sections and some pages pulled from previous versions. Originally
created in 126.96.36.199 and now using 1.5.7, the same behaviours are seen in
The text should be Helvetica 55 Italic. It's a pull-quote from a text
box in that font (but Roman). The pull-quote is a text box that is a pdf
annotation linking to an external web site. It looks good in Scribus but
I note that when in the story editor, the fonts pull-down doesn't list
all my fonts, including the one defined in the paragraph style for the
pull-quote. However the fonts do show up in the fonts pulldown for the
text box the quote was from.
When I export the document to PDF, the pull-quote doesn't show up.
I suspected that there is something fundamentally screwy about the way
pdf annotations are handled so I turned off the annotation and things
worked. The text shows up in the exported PDF and the full range of
To my of thinking, this makes very little sense. I need two text boxes,
with one not containing any text, in order to have text link to
something. In a more common example, I can't create a text box with an
e-mail address and make that a mail-to link or have a text box with a
web address link to the web site.
Indeed, there seems to be no real point in having a text box at all. A
separate pdf annotation object would seem to be less confusing since it
would remove the useless text box. In the ideal world, any section of
text or graphic could be a pdf annotation, so that the annotation would
move with the object.
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