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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0011682ScribusStory Editor / Text Framespublic2018-04-30 13:37
ReporterFirasH Assigned To 
Status confirmedResolutionopen 
Product Version1.5.0svn 
Target Version1.5.5 
Summary0011682: Wrong managment of Variable Text Marks
DescriptionThe voices in the Marks Manager do not correspond to the ones which are in the text
Steps To Reproduce1) Create a new document

2) Add a text frame

3) Fill it with sample text

4) Now open Edit -> Marks...

5) Choose an area in the text to try the following steps easily

6) Insert -> Marks -> Variable Text

7) Name the Label: TEST
   Text to insert: TESTING (whatever you want, but with capital letters is easier to identify)

8) Now in the Marks Manager you can see that it is appeared a new voice (Variable Text -> TEST)

9) Now choose another area in the text and add another time the same Variable Text Mark

10) In the Marks Manager there is just one voice (not 2)

11) Then, if you try to delete from the text one of the 2 Variable Text marks just insered, both of them will be deleted.

12) At this point, if you press CTRL+Z to go back, in the Mark Manager you can see that now there are 2 voices

13) If you continue to repeate the last 2 step (11, 12), everytime there will be a new voice.

14) When you are in this situation and you try to delete the voices from the Marks Manager, just the last one will affect the text removing the 2 Marks with Variable Text. If you delete the previous ones nothing will happend except that the voice will be removed.
Additional InformationWorking with the latest version of Scribus (now 18396)
openSUSE 12.3 (64 bit) - KDE 4.10.5
TagsNo tags attached.


child of 0012496 acknowledged Metabug: Marks & Footnotes & Weld (1.5.0.svn) 



2014-03-12 22:59

developer   ~0031507

(Retested with 1.5.0 SVN (18905))
Other issues related found:
If after Step 12 you Redo and then Undo, the Variable Mark will be repeated twice in the text.


2014-03-13 13:33

developer   ~0031508

If i read well your report, this happens with marks having the same name, correct ?

Basically, Scribus should prevent creating 2 marks with the same name, isnt ?


2014-04-23 17:48

developer   ~0031784

Last edited: 2014-04-23 18:23

JLuc, what I want is that Variable Text marks can be managed as single items, so for example Step 11 should delete only the chosen Variable Text mark, not all as a single element.
(If I manage to upload a mockup I'll upload it here)
This bug specifically is focused on the potential infinite list of non-existing marks in the Marks Manager.
As a consequence it would be nice to find a solution to locate all the present Variable Text marks in the Text (if you double-click on a Variable Text mark (which have the same Label) in the Marks manager only the first one will be located).


2014-04-23 17:59

developer   ~0031785

JLuc look at the mockup


2014-04-23 18:00


MarksManager.png (12,210 bytes)   
MarksManager.png (12,210 bytes)   


2014-04-23 18:13

developer   ~0031786

Last edited: 2014-04-23 18:25

Short answer for JLuc:

first question: yes
second question: no, but manage them as I suggest in the note/mockup (you can insert the same Variable Text mark more times, but also have the ability to locate them as single items. At the moment the behavior of Scribus is not user-friendly)


2014-07-13 13:42

updater   ~0032718


Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2013-07-23 23:42 FirasH New Issue
2014-03-12 22:59 FirasH Note Added: 0031507
2014-03-13 13:33 JLuc Note Added: 0031508
2014-04-23 17:48 FirasH Note Added: 0031784
2014-04-23 17:59 FirasH Note Added: 0031785
2014-04-23 18:00 FirasH File Added: MarksManager.png
2014-04-23 18:03 FirasH Note Edited: 0031784
2014-04-23 18:13 FirasH Note Added: 0031786
2014-04-23 18:23 FirasH Note Edited: 0031784
2014-04-23 18:23 FirasH Note Edited: 0031784
2014-04-23 18:25 FirasH Note Edited: 0031786
2014-04-23 18:25 FirasH Note Edited: 0031786
2014-07-08 18:15 FirasH Relationship added child of 0012496
2014-07-10 17:59 FirasH Category Internal => Story Editor / Text Frames
2014-07-13 13:42 Kunda Note Added: 0032718
2014-07-24 03:47 Kunda Status new => confirmed
2014-07-24 03:47 Kunda Target Version => 1.5.1
2015-09-17 20:08 Kunda Category Story Editor / Text Frames => Story Ed/Txt Frames
2015-09-17 20:12 Kunda Category Story Ed/Txt Frames => Story Editor / Text Frames
2016-01-23 17:16 cbradney Target Version 1.5.1 => 1.5.3
2016-12-08 22:04 Kunda Target Version 1.5.3 => 1.5.4
2018-04-30 13:37 jghali Target Version 1.5.4 => 1.5.5
2018-04-30 13:37 jghali Patch => No