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0012041ScribusUser Interfacepublic2014-02-05 09:452014-07-23 23:14
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Product Version1.5.0svn 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0012041: Internal reference to page number doesnt match display
DescriptionWhen exporting to PDF, or when moving set of pages, the user has to mention page numbers. These page numbers refer to internal page numbers : first page is allways 1, even if there is an offset for this section.

It makes it difficult to use these controls since user has lost track of these internal numbers.

There is a way to see what internal page number one is working on : in the little box in the bottom toolbar that enable to display. But its not easy to use.
User only knows visually what he wants to print or what he is working on. In his mind and on his screen at the bottom of each of his pages, he can see the being numbers being displayed *including* the section offset.
Accessing to the internal page # requires an artificial computing step that is unfriendly.

"Section starts on page 2 so when i want to mention page 3 i actually have to write 4 ?" : that's very not nice of scribus to force this mental torture.

Could there be a way to (at least optionnaly) avoid this mental computation step ?
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JLuc (developer)
2014-02-06 23:58
edited on: 2014-02-06 23:59

Its not just a section offset because page number can be printed in various formats (like roman numbers IV, V, VI etc or i, ii, iii, iiii, etc) so the user might wish to introduce the pages using these formats.

To make it easy we can restrict this feature to basic numeral page numbers.
And with a bit of decoding it would be possible for scribus to understand any of the proposed page number formats that the user would type in, and convert it to a numeral, and convert it then to an internal page number, accordingly to each sections offsets.

In some cases, document's section preferences could induce the fact that the same page number appears on pages of different sections. (section 1 : blue pages 1 to 10, section 2 : page i to iii, section 3, again pages 1 to 7, but pink) Scribus should detect that and refuse this option in such a case...

it'd be very convenient to be able to speak to scribus in one's own language

JLuc (developer)
2014-07-22 21:22

More simpler is to help translate "printed" to "internal" and back, doing it during display instead of doing it during input analysis : see 0012550
JLuc (developer)
2014-07-23 23:14

0012550 is simpler and has more chances

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2014-02-05 09:45 JLuc New Issue
2014-02-06 23:58 JLuc Note Added: 0031279
2014-02-06 23:58 JLuc Note Edited: 0031279 View Revisions
2014-02-06 23:59 JLuc Note Edited: 0031279 View Revisions
2014-07-22 21:22 JLuc Note Added: 0032919
2014-07-23 23:14 JLuc Note Added: 0032931
2014-07-23 23:14 JLuc Status new => closed
2014-07-23 23:14 JLuc Resolution open => suspended

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