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0012478ScribusUsabilitypublic2015-10-26 20:08
ReporterKunda Assigned To 
Status closedResolutionno change required 
PlatformMacOSOSXOS Version10.8.5
Product Version1.5.0svn 
Summary0012478: Notifying that Scribus is in Master Page mode if attempting to close Scribus
DescriptionClosing Scribus during the edit of Master Page will (without any indication) return to normal editing mode.
It is a good thing that Scribus won't just close but will instead catch the signal and exit Master Pages. But perhaps the extra step of letting the user know that is the case would be informative. In a scenario of multiple .sla's open with an edge case of a few of them with open master pages, it could be very informative to the user if they attempt to just close Scribus, that there are still master page/ open.
Steps To Reproduce1. Open a new page
2. Edit > Master Pages
3. open a text box
4. Quit Scribus
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related to 0012479 closedjghali Closing Scribus with multiple master pages open simultaneously (Signal 11) 
related to 0012515 new Suggestion to improve indication that Scribus is in Master Pages edit mode 
related to 0013401 closedcbradney  [PATCH] Save CTRL+S is broken when in Masterpage Edit mode 
child of 0003837 acknowledged Metabug: Master pages/Page templates 



2014-10-20 17:48

administrator   ~0034070

Why? This seems to be unnecessary. If it master page mode, exit it and close the doc. Its irrelevant what mode Scribus is in, you should be able to close the doc.


2014-10-20 20:33

updater   ~0034073

I gave some examples in the description. I'll elaborate further: Lets consider that a Master Page is pretty important. It is a template page for 1 or more (potentially many) pages in an .SLA Editing can change how many documents look like. So it should be treated differently. And in fact, Scribus does treat it differently by only showing the Master Page on top when we're in master page mode.

In my mind if a person is multitasking with several different tabs open with separate .SLA's., they leave a master page open and switch to another .SLA and forget to close the Master Page, it would remind them and perhaps prompt them to make any final changes to master page before closing Scribus. Does that make sense ?


2014-10-20 20:38

administrator   ~0034074

>> it would remind them and perhaps prompt them to make any final changes to master page before closing Scribus

When closing the document, Scribus already prompt user to save changes if document has been modified. So I do not see any need for adding an additional warning.


2014-10-21 02:32

updater   ~0034079

Alrighty then. Closing issue.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2014-07-05 12:44 Kunda New Issue
2014-07-05 12:44 Kunda Description Updated
2014-07-08 03:25 Kunda Relationship added related to 0012479
2014-10-20 12:43 Kunda Relationship added related to 0012515
2014-10-20 12:43 Kunda Relationship added child of 0003837
2014-10-20 17:48 cbradney Note Added: 0034070
2014-10-20 20:33 Kunda Note Added: 0034073
2014-10-20 20:38 jghali Note Added: 0034074
2014-10-21 02:32 Kunda Note Added: 0034079
2014-10-21 02:32 Kunda Status new => closed
2014-10-21 02:32 Kunda Resolution open => no change required
2015-10-26 20:08 Kunda Relationship added related to 0013401