[scribus] Scribus 1.5.8 - where did text columns go?

Gary Dale gary at extremeground.com
Tue Nov 1 16:46:43 UTC 2022

On 2022-11-01 11:39, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> On 11/1/22 11:05, Gary Dale wrote:
>> I'm running Debian/Bookworm on an AMD64 system. Scribus is v1.5.8.
>> I have a Scribus document created from multiple templates combined 
>> into a single large document, with the base document being a copy of 
>> an older one originally created years ago. This shouldn't be relevant 
>> to the problem except that one of the older sections has some text 
>> frames with internal columns that I need to adjust.
>> I can select the frame (text107) and edit it with the (atrociously 
>> buggy) story editor but I can't change the column layout. There is no 
>> "text" property in the properties window. I've seen responses that 
>> say it's now in the "shape" property but where in the shape property?
>> When I look at the "shape" property, I get "shape", which allows me 
>> to choose a basic shape, and edit the nodes of that shape, along with 
>> a border-radius tool for rounding corner, and a "text flow" which 
>> allows me to choose how to flow external text around text frame, and 
>> a "fill rule" which allows me to fill the frame background.
>> Where is the text columns adjustment?
> Hi Gary,
> What's happened is that a number of things have been pulled out of the 
> Properties palette to make it simpler. There is now a "Content 
> Properties" item in the Windows on the toolbar (F3).
> For Text frames, this will show the Text Properties palette, and for 
> Image Frames, the Image Properties palette.
> Greg
Thanks. Makes sense, I suppose. Still, I'd hate to be the one tasked 
with deciding what is a property and what is a content property.  ;)

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