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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0012515||Scribus||User Interface||public||2014-07-13 14:16||2016-11-18 21:39|
|Priority||low||Severity||tweak||Reproducibility||have not tried|
|Target Version||1.7 milestone|
|Summary||0012515: Suggestion to improve indication that Scribus is in Master Pages edit mode|
|Description||When I first started using Scribus, I had no idea what master pages were or how to use them. I didn't really know how to distinguish between normal edit mode and master page mode, save for a few indications:|
1) Arrange page window would make it self prominent
2) 'End Edit' button shows up bottom left
3) I would exit the edit mode without making a change and scribus would exit back to the page it was on and I would see nothing, obviously.
My idea would be to make a more noticeable state change when editing in 'Master Page'. Something that would look unintrusive any yet give a more visual confirmation that we are indeed in a Master Page right now.
* Colored vertical bar emphasizing Master Page mode (see attached)
* A semi-transparent diagonal repeating watermark across the background of the canvas saying 'Master Page Mode'
|related to||0012108||closed||fschmid||Wrong caption for Edit Master Pages dialog|
|related to||0013323||new||button labels to exit masterpage edit mode|
|related to||0012478||closed||Notifying that Scribus is in Master Page mode if attempting to close Scribus|
|related to||0013223||new||make master pages editing stick out|
|child of||0003837||acknowledged||Metabug: Master pages/Page templates|
I understand your experience and share your feelings.
Colour is somewhat touchy to use with new monochrome black iconset
Changing the workspace could be done with changing the texture of the background
Instead of a uniform gray it could be some more textured background.
For example, free workspace could become some sort of millimeter paper (if you digital native know that awkward thing).
Millimeter paper is used during the design of a work. Its connected to designing, layouting the structure, the measures, It fits the masterpages.
I uploaded some millimeter paper.
peter's proposal looks nice (except for the bold :-)
something like this could generally be used for messages to be sent to the user.
and they could be stacked. some of them close automatically. other must be manually closed / discarded / never show such messages again. or similar.
||I think Peter's proposal also looks good. +1|
now that i look back at it... the only thing i'm a bit worried about is the lost of (precious) vertical pixels...
and we might replace the [end edit] button by a simpler [x].
it's not 100% obvious, but i guess that people will get that it does not just wipe away the message (a tooltip could make them happier...)
I checked how Adobe do it in Indesign. You have only 2 options to enter or leave the edit mode.
1. double click on master page icon in pages panel to enter // double click on normal pages to leave
2. in down left corner you can switch between pages via combo box, bottom entries are all master page templates.
Personally I would prefer to keep it in Scribus as it is or move the exit button to top left corner, because this area represent most important features. In RTL mode it should be in upper right corner.
BTW: Illustrator is using a breadcrumb to navigate in object groups and to leave the "edit mode". See Illustrator_group_breadcrumb.png
|2014-07-13 14:16||Kunda||New Issue|
|2014-07-13 14:16||Kunda||File Added: better-indication-we-are-in-masterpage-mode.png|
|2014-07-13 14:30||Kunda||Relationship added||child of 0003837|
|2014-07-21 17:03||Kunda||Relationship added||related to 0012108|
|2014-10-20 12:43||Kunda||Relationship added||related to 0012478|
|2016-05-05 17:44||JLuc||Note Added: 0040801|
|2016-05-05 17:47||JLuc||File Added: Papier_milli_gris_a4_italien.svg|
|2016-05-05 17:48||JLuc||File Added: papier millimétre.jpg|
|2016-05-05 17:49||JLuc||Note Edited: 0040801|
|2016-05-05 17:50||JLuc||Note Added: 0040802|
|2016-05-06 01:27||Kunda||Note Added: 0040809|
|2016-05-06 01:27||Kunda||Tag Attached: discussion|
|2016-05-06 07:10||PeterBenedek||File Added: MasterPageMode.png|
|2016-05-06 07:12||PeterBenedek||File Deleted: MasterPageMode.png|
|2016-05-06 07:12||PeterBenedek||File Added: MasterPageMode.jpg|
|2016-05-06 07:12||PeterBenedek||Note Added: 0040813|
|2016-05-06 09:37||ale||Note Added: 0040821|
|2016-05-23 12:15||Kunda||Note Added: 0041340|
|2016-11-01 10:07||FirasH||Relationship added||related to 0013223|
|2016-11-18 12:17||Kunda||Tag Attached: masterpage|
|2016-11-18 12:19||Kunda||Relationship added||related to 0013323|
|2016-11-18 13:30||ale||Note Added: 0042456|
|2016-11-18 21:39||tim_occ||File Added: Illustrator_group_breadcrumb.png|
|2016-11-18 21:39||tim_occ||Note Added: 0042464|