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0011388ScribusGraphics / Image Framespublic2013-10-30 21:39
ReporterGarryP Assigned Tojghali  
Status closedResolutionfixed 
PlatformMacOSOS XOS Version10.6.8
Product Version1.4.2 
Fixed in Version1.4.3.svn 
Summary0011388: Unselected frame outline no longer visible after upgrade to 1.4.2
DescriptionAfter recently upgrading from 1.4.1 to 1.4.2 (on OS X) I've noticed that the outlines of unselected text, table, and image frames are no longer visible.

None of: "View -> Show Frames", "File -> Document Setup -> Display", or "Scribus -> Preferences -> Display" make a difference.

Preview mode is switched off.

The colour for unselected frame outlines is set to black (on a white page background). Changing the colour also makes no difference.
Steps To Reproduce1. Create new document.
2. Insert text frame.
3. De-select text frame.
TagsNo tags attached.


has duplicate 0011418 closedjghali Text Frame 
has duplicate 0011744 closedjghali new Frame not displayed when sticky tools activated 



2013-01-20 13:58


Invisible Frames.sla (11,339 bytes)


2013-01-20 14:32

developer   ~0029744

Last edited: 2013-01-20 14:33

I can see the outlined frame in the uploaded doc here. Its of the same grey color as the grid.


2013-01-20 14:37

administrator   ~0029745

I can see the frame outlines too..


2013-01-20 14:48


Invisible Frames Snapshot.tiff (141,620 bytes)   
Invisible Frames Snapshot.tiff (141,620 bytes)   


2013-01-20 14:50

developer   ~0029746

I've just added a snapshot so you can see the issue from my perspective.
Two text frames (right-hand one is a duplicate of the left-hand one).
Image frame below the text frames.
As you can see, the text frame on the left isn't showing its outline and neither if the image frame.
(Hopefully this is just a local settings issue.)


2013-01-23 14:12

developer   ~0029758

I've just noticed that the same problem occurs on the border of PDF text fields too. Whatever settings I use the field shows no border, even when the document has been exported as a PDF.


2013-02-16 15:24

reporter   ~0029846

I am also seeing this issue in the same setup (upgrade to 1.4.2 on OSX). All of the appropriate 'view' options are checked.


2013-02-18 21:29

administrator   ~0029851

works ok with qt arthur as renderer


2013-02-18 23:35

viewer   ~0029852

I can confirm this with Cairo 1.10.2. Testing to see if this is a regression from 1.4.1.


2013-02-19 13:52

developer   ~0029854

I don't know if this helps any but I've just tried to create a simple PDF form with an input field and a submit button.
The field and button, when unselected, in Scribus, do not show an outline as mentioned above. Also, when the PDF is created and then viewed in Preview the field and button still do not show an outline (also mentioned above).
However, when the same PDF is displayed in Acrobat Reader 9.5.3 (current latest version) the outlines display as expected.
But, the Skim PDF Viewer (1.4.2, current latest version) doesn't display the outlines (same as Preview).
So, to recap, Acrobat Reader displays the outlines fine but Scribus, Preview and Skim don't.
I just thought I'd mention this, I hope it doesn't lead someone "down the garden path" but it could alternatively give them a spark of inspiration.
(I'll attach the file "Check PDF Fields.pdf" as an example.)

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2013-01-20 13:58 GarryP New Issue
2013-01-20 13:58 GarryP File Added: Invisible Frames.sla
2013-01-20 14:32 JLuc Note Added: 0029744
2013-01-20 14:33 JLuc Note Edited: 0029744
2013-01-20 14:37 jghali Note Added: 0029745
2013-01-20 14:48 GarryP File Added: Invisible Frames Snapshot.tiff
2013-01-20 14:50 GarryP Note Added: 0029746
2013-01-23 14:12 GarryP Note Added: 0029758
2013-02-16 15:24 eapache Note Added: 0029846
2013-02-18 21:29 cbradney Note Added: 0029851
2013-02-18 23:35 plinnell Note Added: 0029852
2013-02-19 13:52 GarryP Note Added: 0029854
2013-02-19 13:52 GarryP File Added: Check PDF Fields.pdf
2013-02-24 13:58 jghali File Deleted: Check PDF Fields.pdf
2013-02-24 13:59 jghali Status new => resolved
2013-02-24 13:59 jghali Fixed in Version => 1.4.3.svn
2013-02-24 13:59 jghali Resolution open => fixed
2013-02-24 13:59 jghali Assigned To => jghali
2013-02-27 23:00 jghali Relationship added has duplicate 0011418
2013-09-24 19:55 jghali Relationship added has duplicate 0011744
2013-10-30 21:39 cbradney Status resolved => closed
2015-09-17 20:10 Kunda Category Graphics / Image Frames => Graphics/Img Frames
2015-09-17 20:11 Kunda Category Graphics/Img Frames => Graphics / Image Frames