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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0011682ScribusStory Editor / Text Framespublic2013-07-24 01:422014-07-24 05:47
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PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version1.5.0svn 
Target Version1.5.1Fixed in Version 
Summary0011682: Wrong managment of Variable Text Marks
DescriptionThe voices in the Marks Manager do not correspond to the ones which are in the text
Steps To Reproduce1) Create a new document

2) Add a text frame

3) Fill it with sample text

4) Now open Edit -> Marks...

5) Choose an area in the text to try the following steps easily

6) Insert -> Marks -> Variable Text

7) Name the Label: TEST
   Text to insert: TESTING (whatever you want, but with capital letters is easier to identify)

8) Now in the Marks Manager you can see that it is appeared a new voice (Variable Text -> TEST)

9) Now choose another area in the text and add another time the same Variable Text Mark

10) In the Marks Manager there is just one voice (not 2)

11) Then, if you try to delete from the text one of the 2 Variable Text marks just insered, both of them will be deleted.

12) At this point, if you press CTRL+Z to go back, in the Mark Manager you can see that now there are 2 voices

13) If you continue to repeate the last 2 step (11, 12), everytime there will be a new voice.

14) When you are in this situation and you try to delete the voices from the Marks Manager, just the last one will affect the text removing the 2 Marks with Variable Text. If you delete the previous ones nothing will happend except that the voice will be removed.
Additional InformationWorking with the latest version of Scribus (now 18396)
openSUSE 12.3 (64 bit) - KDE 4.10.5
TagsNo tags attached.
Attached Filespng file icon MarksManager.png [^] (12,210 bytes) 2014-04-23 20:00

- Relationships
child of 0012496acknowledged Metabug: Marks & Footnotes & Weld (1.5.0.svn) 

-  Notes
FirasH (developer)
2014-03-12 23:59

(Retested with 1.5.0 SVN (18905))
Other issues related found:
If after Step 12 you Redo and then Undo, the Variable Mark will be repeated twice in the text.
JLuc (developer)
2014-03-13 14:33

If i read well your report, this happens with marks having the same name, correct ?

Basically, Scribus should prevent creating 2 marks with the same name, isnt ?
FirasH (developer)
2014-04-23 19:48
edited on: 2014-04-23 20:23

JLuc, what I want is that Variable Text marks can be managed as single items, so for example Step 11 should delete only the chosen Variable Text mark, not all as a single element.
(If I manage to upload a mockup I'll upload it here)
This bug specifically is focused on the potential infinite list of non-existing marks in the Marks Manager.
As a consequence it would be nice to find a solution to locate all the present Variable Text marks in the Text (if you double-click on a Variable Text mark (which have the same Label) in the Marks manager only the first one will be located).

FirasH (developer)
2014-04-23 19:59

JLuc look at the mockup
FirasH (developer)
2014-04-23 20:13
edited on: 2014-04-23 20:25

Short answer for JLuc:

first question: yes
second question: no, but manage them as I suggest in the note/mockup (you can insert the same Variable Text mark more times, but also have the ability to locate them as single items. At the moment the behavior of Scribus is not user-friendly)

Kunda (manager)
2014-07-13 15:42


- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2013-07-24 01:42 FirasH New Issue
2014-03-12 23:59 FirasH Note Added: 0031507
2014-03-13 14:33 JLuc Note Added: 0031508
2014-04-23 19:48 FirasH Note Added: 0031784
2014-04-23 19:59 FirasH Note Added: 0031785
2014-04-23 20:00 FirasH File Added: MarksManager.png
2014-04-23 20:03 FirasH Note Edited: 0031784 View Revisions
2014-04-23 20:13 FirasH Note Added: 0031786
2014-04-23 20:23 FirasH Note Edited: 0031784 View Revisions
2014-04-23 20:23 FirasH Note Edited: 0031784 View Revisions
2014-04-23 20:25 FirasH Note Edited: 0031786 View Revisions
2014-04-23 20:25 FirasH Note Edited: 0031786 View Revisions
2014-07-08 20:15 FirasH Relationship added child of 0012496
2014-07-10 19:59 FirasH Category Internal => Story Editor / Text Frames
2014-07-13 15:42 Kunda Note Added: 0032718
2014-07-24 05:47 Kunda Status new => confirmed
2014-07-24 05:47 Kunda Target Version => 1.5.1
2015-09-17 22:08 Kunda Category Story Editor / Text Frames => Story Ed/Txt Frames
2015-09-17 22:12 Kunda Category Story Ed/Txt Frames => Story Editor / Text Frames

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