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0011357ScribusUser Interfacepublic2022-06-30 09:43
Reporterfschmid Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version1.5.0svn 
Target Version1.6 milestone 
Summary0011357: Improve Symbols Dialog
DescriptionThe Symbols dialog could be structured like the Scrapbook dialog, with options to to save and load symbol sets, as well as creating new ones. If someday Scribus can import symbol sets for Illustrator (special eps and ai files), these could be loaded via the Open option in the Symbols dialog. For Scribus symbol sets, we could use something like SCE or Scribus objects.

Christoph writes in duplicate merged ticket 0011377
"Symbols" is a wonderful feature, but it needs some usability and feature improvements. Looking at Illustrator, from which the feature, as well as the name seem to have been derived, it is possible to "break" the link of an item to the Symbols library. Scribus should either provide this feature or another way to convert it to a normal item.

Users should also be able to delete Symbols from the library without having to open the Fills dialog (see: Scrapbook).

With the Symbols dialog open in Illustrator, it's also very easy to add a new item to the library: select item and click the "New Symbol" button. Done! (I don't think the choice of "New Symbol" is a good one, though; I'd prefer a more telling description of the operation).
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related to 0012792 assignedfschmid Support for Illustrator resources (ex. gradients and symbols) 
related to 0015807 assignednitramr better interface to the symbols (scrapbook) 
has duplicate 0011377 closed Improvements to Symbol Library dialog 
related to 0011353 closedfschmid Symbols handling is completely unintuitive 



2014-07-03 04:28

updater   ~0032418

bump to 1.6 milestone


2016-05-14 19:22

updater   ~0041042

Last edited: 2016-05-14 19:25

See 0012792


2016-05-14 19:25

updater   ~0041044

Merged 0011377 in to this ticket


2022-06-29 06:46

reporter   ~0049724

What do you think would be the best way to achieve this? Should there be a base ui-file and maybe even classes, to handle adding and removing items, to be used by both dialogs? Or should they rather be kept separate at the cost of introducing repetitive code?

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2013-01-07 11:42 fschmid New Issue
2013-01-07 20:47 christoph_s Relationship added related to 0011353
2014-07-03 04:28 Kunda Note Added: 0032418
2014-07-03 04:28 Kunda Target Version 1.5.0 => 1.6 milestone
2016-05-14 18:50 Kunda Relationship added related to 0011377
2016-05-14 18:51 Kunda Relationship added related to 0012792
2016-05-14 19:22 Kunda Note Added: 0041042
2016-05-14 19:23 Kunda Patch => No
2016-05-14 19:23 Kunda Description Updated
2016-05-14 19:24 Kunda Relationship replaced has duplicate 0011377
2016-05-14 19:25 Kunda Note Edited: 0041042
2016-05-14 19:25 Kunda Note Added: 0041044
2022-06-29 06:46 goto_coder Note Added: 0049724
2022-06-30 09:43 ale Relationship added related to 0015807