[scribus] Too many styles show up when I Edit | Styles & other issues with styles
gpittman at iglou.com
Fri Nov 4 18:20:50 UTC 2022
On 11/4/22 13:48, Gary Dale wrote:
> I'm running Debian/Bookworm on an AMD64 system. Scribus is v1.5.8.
> I am having a lot of problems with styles. You can see the basic problem in the attached image which is a screenshot of Edit | Style window. I apparently have multiple "Default Paragraph Style"s, for example. This survives shutting down Scribus and restarting, as well as rebooting. Moreover I can't get rid of them without deleting the style, which would require me to replace it with something else - the extra copies don't show up in the "replace style with: dialogue so I can't replace the deleted style with the real one.
> To see what was going on, I opened my document in Kate and searched for the style definition line. It only appears once but in this particular case, I also found a "Default Paragraph Style (2)" definition that doesn't show up in the list of styles.
> For the "Bullet List Paragraph Style", which also appears 3 times, there was just the single definition line. The bullet list definition is a 3mm indent with a first line indent of -3mm. In Kate this shows up as:
> <STYLE NAME="Bullet List Paragraph Style" PARENT="Default Paragraph Style" INDENT="8.50393700787402" FIRST="-8.50393700787402" VOR="0"/>
> However some of my bullet lists show the correct indents while others seem to ignore them. I traced this down to flowing text around a picture frame (pushing the left margin to the right of the picture). When this happens, Scribus (incorrectly in my opinion) ignores the indents. I suggest that the better behaviour is for Scribus to apply the indent rules after wrapping the text, so that the first bit of text in a line gets the first line indent while the subsequent lines get the default indent.
> Finally, when I import a page or copy a section of a different document into a document, it pulls in all of the styles from the source document and not just the ones used in that page/section. This leaves me with a lot of extra styles that I have to delete. Scribus doesn't even check to see if styles with the same name have the same definition - it simply renames the imported style and uses it.
> I believe it would be better to ask the user about conflicting names when they actually occur in in the parts being imported rather than simply assuming that we want to other document's styles. However, even discarding the source document's styles when they conflict seems better than duplicating them. Maybe is just my use case, but I think its more likely that the destination document's styles are likely to be the same or updated versions of the styles from the source document.
Somehow you've managed to create all these duplications. Your best bet is to go through them and delete the ones you don't want. Scribus expects you to be in control of the naming of styles.
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