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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0010235ScribusUsabilitypublic2019-07-17 05:52
ReporterScribusFeatureRequest Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeveritytweakReproducibilityalways
Status confirmedResolutionopen 
PlatformWindowsOSWinXPOS VersionXP
Product Version1.4.0svn 
Target Version1.6 milestoneFixed in Version 
Summary0010235: In Single Page mode you should Center the page in the Viewport (Ctrl+0)
DescriptionWhen you start a new document the page is uncomfortably on the extreme left of the screen, when it should be centered.

I hate to say it, but see Microsoft Publisher, for how it should be done. Heck, even see Open {ahem, I mean Libre} Office, a single page is centered on screen.
Steps To Reproduce1. Create a new document, in Single Page mode
2. Press Ctrl+0
3. Notice the page is on extreme left, which is uncomfortable, also at this Zoom level, I can't even scroll left to manually center it (which would only be a workaround, not a solution, it should be & stay centered automatically).
Additional InformationI understand in Double-Sided mode that 2 pages are displayed Left & Right...which might be fine, but I can't understand why Single Page mode isn't centered.

Ctrl+0 & really all of the "view changing things" should auto-center the page on screen...it should actually be difficult to make the page be off-center. "Fit Width" seems to do a pretty good job of keeping the page centered.

But even View 100%, 75% etc...they should all re-center the page at the new Zoom level.
Tagsshortcuts, usability
PatchNo

Relationships

related to 0014090 new Toggling between Fit to Height and 100% view (AKA ctrl+0 and ctrl+1) walks the viewport left 
related to 0008735 new View - Fit to height - with and without rules 

Activities

Kunda

2016-03-10 18:51

manager   ~0039117

Ctrl+0 (Cmd+0 on OSX) is bound to View > Zoom > Fit to Height

ale

2016-03-10 18:55

manager   ~0039118

well, ctrl-0 could "reset" the view...

anyway, what we need is a way to place the page where we want on the screen. even when it much smaller than the scratchspace.

no idea why the pages are always on the left.

Kunda

2016-03-10 19:37

manager   ~0039119

I think it should reset the view as well.. that makes sense as 0 is zero aka 'start'

Kunda

2016-05-23 00:09

manager  

Fit-to-Height-broken.gif (341,151 bytes)
Fit-to-Height-broken.gif (341,151 bytes)

jfl

2016-07-13 06:36

reporter   ~0041789

I too hate this "all to the left" behaviour of Scribus. The only way to avoid this is to add scratch space to the left but this introduces other problems.

Angius

2019-07-17 05:52

reporter   ~0046397

It's been eight years. Is there any hope that `position: left` will be changed to `position:center` somewhere in the code anytime this decade?

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2011-09-01 14:31 ScribusFeatureRequest New Issue
2011-09-02 09:16 StefanM Tag Attached: usability
2016-03-10 18:51 Kunda Note Added: 0039117
2016-03-10 18:55 ale Note Added: 0039118
2016-03-10 19:37 Kunda Note Added: 0039119
2016-04-14 14:31 Kunda Tag Attached: shortcuts
2016-05-18 14:26 Kunda Patch => No
2016-05-18 14:26 Kunda Target Version => 1.6 milestone
2016-05-22 20:31 Kunda Relationship added related to 0008735
2016-05-23 00:09 Kunda File Added: Fit-to-Height-broken.gif
2016-05-23 00:14 Kunda Status new => confirmed
2016-05-25 04:50 Kunda Relationship added related to 0014090
2016-07-13 06:36 jfl Note Added: 0041789
2019-07-17 05:52 Angius Note Added: 0046397