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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0010235ScribusUsabilitypublic2019-07-17 05:52
ReporterScribusFeatureRequest Assigned To 
Status confirmedResolutionopen 
PlatformWindowsOSWinXPOS VersionXP
Product Version1.4.0svn 
Target Version1.6 milestone 
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 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


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 



2016-03-10 18:51

updater   ~0039117

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


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.


2016-03-10 19:37

updater   ~0039119

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


2016-05-23 00:09


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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.


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