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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0012738ScribusPDFpublic2016-09-25 15:20
ReporterJLuc Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status confirmedResolutionopen 
Summary0012738: Scribus should exit masterpage edit mode at real begining of PDF Export
DescriptionPDF export is broken when Scribus is in masterpage edit mode.

0012485 fix greyed out the "pdf export" button when in masterpage edit mode,
but there is another way to pdf export while in masterpage edit mode : the preflight checker dialog.

There might be other special edit modes that breaks PDF export.

Scribus should exit special edit modes when begining the real PDF Export actions
(after preflight check)
Steps To ReproduceCreate document
Edit masterpage : add an empty text frame in the masterpage.
Exit masterpage edit mode.
Launch PDF Export.

See : preflight warns "empty text frame" in masterpage.
Click on warning line
Scribus enters masterpage edit mode.
Delete empty frame (or not)
Click "Ignore errors"
Scribus goes to PDF export (while still in masterpage edit mode)

Produced PDF is broken.

TagsNo tags attached.


related to 0003837 acknowledged Metabug: Master pages/Page templates 



2014-09-30 13:34

manager   ~0033852

Last edited: 2014-09-30 13:37

generally speaking, i don't like the idea of automatically exiting a mode...

i fear code complexity and other bugs showing up in the future...


2014-09-30 19:01

developer   ~0033855

Last edited: 2014-09-30 19:03

Maybe you could try the steps so as to understand what this report is about ?

Scribus allready (automaticaly) exits the normal edit mode when the user clicks on a preflight checker's line that points toward a faulty element in a masterpage : it enters the masterpage edit mode that enables to fix the issue.

Later on, when clicking on another preflight checker's line, scribus will (automaticaly) exit the masterpage mode and go to whatever mode is required to fix the new issue.

Later on again, clicking on the "Ignore" button, or on the "Preflight Check again" should just (automaticaly) restore the initial state = scribus state when the PDF export was first requested = normal page edit mode.


2014-09-30 21:23

manager   ~0033858

the more i read about it, and the more i think that the only good solution is fixing the PDF export and get it to also to work if by chance the cursor happens to be in master page edit mode.
not by adding more checks, just by getting it right :-)


2016-09-23 18:01


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2016-09-23 18:03

developer   ~0042035

Tested Scribus 1.5.3svn

I can reproduce this.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2014-09-30 07:50 JLuc New Issue
2014-09-30 13:34 ale Note Added: 0033852
2014-09-30 13:37 ale Note Edited: 0033852
2014-09-30 19:01 JLuc Note Added: 0033855
2014-09-30 19:03 JLuc Note Edited: 0033855
2014-09-30 19:03 JLuc Note Edited: 0033855
2014-09-30 19:03 JLuc Note View State: 0033855: private
2014-09-30 19:03 JLuc Note View State: 0033855: public
2014-09-30 19:03 JLuc Note Edited: 0033855
2014-09-30 21:23 ale Note Added: 0033858
2015-02-18 21:22 JLuc Relationship added related to 0003837
2016-09-23 18:01 PeterBenedek File Added: MasterPagePDF.gif
2016-09-23 18:03 PeterBenedek Note Added: 0042035
2016-09-25 15:20 JLuc Status new => confirmed
2016-09-25 15:20 JLuc Patch => No