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0012015ScribusUser Interfacepublic2018-05-15 09:11
Reporterchristoph_s Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Platformx86_64OSOpenSUSE 64 BitOS Version13.1
Product Version1.5.0svn 
Target Version1.5.4 
Summary0012015: Multiple file selection in file selectors and the Picture Browser
DescriptionOne of the great features of InDesign is the possibility to select multiple files to be opened/"placed". It would be great to have something similar in Scribus, too.

Given the current state of the code, it might make sense to enable this for

- File > Open (every selected file will be opened in a separate window/tab)

- File > Import > Get Vector File (insert icon remains active until all drawings have been placed in the document)

- Right-click > Paste File (insert icon remains active until all drawings have been placed in the document)

- Picture Browser (an insert icon for subsequent placement would be needed; drag'n'drop is already working).
Additional InformationLooking beyond 1.5.0, I wonder whether it'd be possible to re-use/re-arrange the code from the Picture Browser, Insert > Frames (for text/pixmaps), and right-click > Paste File into something as intuitive as InDesign's "Place" command.
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related to 0011626 assignedChelen Scribus [PATCH] Improve Import management 
related to 0010947 assignedChelen Scribus multiple image import cannot create frame in non empty space + consistency + option 
has duplicate 0011962 closedchristoph_s Scribus Ability to open multiple files 
has duplicate 0007183 closed Scribus Feature Request: Multiselect files from the import dialog  
related to 0010908 new Scribus Proposal for a unique import content command 



2014-01-27 09:58

developer   ~0031205

0011626 "Improve Import management" patch would add a multiple file import and place feature that looks close to what you to ask for.


2014-01-30 07:14

administrator   ~0031223

It's close, but it doesn't cover everything.


2014-01-30 08:44

developer   ~0031224

Im not sure to understand fully your request since i dont use In Design.
As for 0011626 : it enables to select a bunch of various type files at once (texts, images, vectors) and places each of them where the user wants it.
However, it doesnt change the "paste" behaviour : is this the only missing part ?


2015-04-09 20:44

updater   ~0034868

Christoph_s, can you clarify based on jluc's question? Thanks


2018-05-15 09:11

reporter   ~0045245

This is a very important feature indeed. being able to select multiple images to place from the import images command. I can see latest scribus manages to get multiple images when dragging from an external folder BUT I guess this feature should be similar being done from the import menus of the program interface.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2014-01-27 07:52 christoph_s New Issue
2014-01-27 09:58 JLuc Note Added: 0031205
2014-01-30 07:12 christoph_s Relationship added has duplicate 0011962
2014-01-30 07:14 christoph_s Note Added: 0031223
2014-01-30 07:15 christoph_s Relationship added related to 0011626
2014-01-30 08:44 JLuc Note Added: 0031224
2014-10-17 15:37 Kunda Relationship added has duplicate 0007183
2015-04-09 20:44 Kunda Note Added: 0034868
2016-01-23 16:30 Kunda Relationship added related to 0010908
2016-01-23 16:44 Kunda Relationship added related to 0010947
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
2018-05-15 09:11 enzogian Note Added: 0045245