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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0001540ScribusStory Editor / Text Framespublic2005-01-13 15:332012-01-05 02:02
Reporterlouisdesjardins 
Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityalways
StatusacknowledgedResolutionopen 
PlatformLinuxOSMandrakeOS Version10.1
Product Version1.3 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0001540: Issue with stylesheet and emphasis like italic or bold fonts
DescriptionSay you have a text that includes some words in italic or bold.
You want to edit those emphasized words.

From within Scribus, there are 3 ways to do that.
1. You edit directly into the text frame
2. You use the Story Editor
3. You use the Search/Replace dialog

Also, there are 2 ways to format the text
1. Freely format text
2. Use stylesheet
The issue occurs while using the stylesheets.

Once you try to edit your emphasized text, you will discover that while using Story Editor and/or Search/Replace, all will be fine and the editing process really straight forward.

But when you edit directly in the text frame, which is lots more convenient for that kind of last-minute-editing, the new text retains the formatting of the style sheet no matter if you add a letter or type on a selected one.
Steps To Reproduce1. Create a stylesheet, create a text frame, put some text in and apply the stylesheet.
2. Then, using any method, put a word in the boldface of the font, or any other font.
3. Once you're done, leave the text frame, get back to it, and try to edit that emphasized word. Any letter you type, in add or replace mode, will retain the original formatting of the stylesheet, not the font you used to emphasize.
Additional InformationThis has consequences in production.
It's time consuming to have to re-apply locally the proper formatting for such small editing tasks. Also, the other 2 methods that work have drawbacks : Story Editor is not wysiwyg (and I don't say it should be) and you typically need wysiwyg here or some way of finding rapidly where that misspelled word is. The other possible method is the Search/Replace dialog but although being a useful feature, it's not efficient in all situations.
In the end, the most intuitive way cannot be used efficiently.
TagsNo tags attached.
Patch
Attached Filespng file icon bug1540.png [^] (81,181 bytes) 2005-04-16 19:36


? file icon bug1540.sla [^] (11,077 bytes) 2005-04-16 19:36

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-  Notes
(0004153)
plinnell (administrator)
2005-04-08 09:19

would be nice to see if this can be fixed in 1.2.2
(0004264)
plinnell (administrator)
2005-04-16 15:16

Louis, Can you post a simple test case to look at this ? Thanks...
(0004274)
louisdesjardins (developer)
2005-04-16 19:37
edited on: 2005-04-16 19:38

Here you are! Just uploaded example files.

(0004522)
plinnell (administrator)
2005-05-06 22:33

I agree, this is an annoyance. However, fixing it will require the new file format stuff in 1.3/1.4.

Thanks for the good test case file. It realy helps to understand the issue.
(0027457)
plinnell (administrator)
2012-01-05 02:02

Is this still an issue in 1.4 ?

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2005-01-13 15:33 louisdesjardins New Issue
2005-04-08 09:19 plinnell Note Added: 0004153
2005-04-08 09:19 plinnell Product Version 1.2.1 => 1.2.2cvs
2005-04-16 15:16 plinnell Note Added: 0004264
2005-04-16 19:36 louisdesjardins File Added: bug1540.png
2005-04-16 19:36 louisdesjardins File Added: bug1540.sla
2005-04-16 19:37 louisdesjardins Note Added: 0004274
2005-04-16 19:38 louisdesjardins Note Edited: 0004274
2005-05-06 22:33 plinnell Note Added: 0004522
2005-05-06 22:33 plinnell Status new => acknowledged
2005-05-06 22:33 plinnell Product Version 1.2.2cvs => 1.3
2012-01-05 02:02 plinnell Note Added: 0027457



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