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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0000221ScribusStory Editor / Text Framespublic2006-01-16 22:22
Reporterestebandido Assigned Tocbradney  
Status closedResolutionfixed 
Product Version1.3.0cvs 
Fixed in Version1.2.5cvs 
Summary0000221: selecting text in a multi-column text is a chore
DescriptionThe selection jumps around unpredictably.
TagsNo tags attached.


has duplicate 0000603 closedcbradney text selectin over several columns... 
has duplicate 0002323 closedcbradney Editing text within a frame is sluggish and has cursor issues 



2004-03-17 22:28

reporter   ~0000759

I can confirm this on Mac OSX, Scribus 1.1.5 from fink.

In order to select text, I have to put a space after the text line then select up to before the space. If you try to select to the end of a line, all hell breaks loose. :)


2005-05-21 19:42

reporter   ~0004735

Selecting text in a multi-column text box is a real problem. I'm working as DTP designer for 7 years, and when I heard for Scribus I tought that this is the long waiting DTP software for Linux. First thing I tryed is to make 3 comlumns tex box, place example text and start applying styles and fonts properties.
A big dissapointment! Scribus has so nice features, but lags an elementary control over text selection! And this spoils all together the first good impression. :(
I suggest that text boxt should allow smouth text selection with mouse, with mouse and shift key - block selection, double click - word selection, triple click - line selection, and even four click as paragraph selection. That is my opinion as 7 years experience with different DTP software - Quark, PageMaker, MS Publisher etc.


2005-05-21 20:16

viewer   ~0004736

Note the text engine is in the middle of being re-written. There are many improvements already in 1.30cvs, but more to come. Also, note Scribus has a story editor, which probably works a bit closer to what you are used to.


2005-05-21 21:05

reporter   ~0004738

The most professional DTP designers will agree that the ability to make tiny (but often important) adjusments "on fly" directly in text box, is a common features in their day-to-day work. I like the store editor in Scribus, but in real life it is not very often used. I'm using Scribus 1.3CVS at home, but I'll wait to install it at my work place.


2006-01-16 22:22

viewer   ~0008133

tested, vastly more usable text selection

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2004-01-27 01:33 estebandido New Issue
2004-03-17 22:28 bill_mcgonigle Note Added: 0000759
2004-05-09 10:50 cbradney Relationship added has duplicate 0000603
2005-05-21 19:42 StanIv Note Added: 0004735
2005-05-21 20:16 plinnell Note Added: 0004736
2005-05-21 20:16 plinnell Status new => feedback
2005-05-21 20:16 plinnell Product Version => 1.3.0cvs
2005-05-21 20:17 plinnell Status feedback => acknowledged
2005-05-21 21:05 StanIv Note Added: 0004738
2005-07-29 11:34 cbradney Relationship added has duplicate 0002323
2006-01-16 13:29 cbradney Status acknowledged => assigned
2006-01-16 13:29 cbradney Assigned To => cbradney
2006-01-16 13:42 cbradney Status assigned => resolved
2006-01-16 13:42 cbradney Fixed in Version => 1.2.5cvs
2006-01-16 13:42 cbradney Resolution open => fixed
2006-01-16 22:22 plinnell Status resolved => closed
2006-01-16 22:22 plinnell Note Added: 0008133
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