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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0003097ScribusStory Editor / Text Framespublic2016-04-08 18:29
Reporteruser715Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeveritymajorReproducibilityalways
Status confirmedResolutionopen 
PlatformLinuxOSMandrivaOS VersionLE 2005
Product Version1.3.1 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0003097: problems with selecting/cutting/copying/pasting text between frames
Description1. it is impossible to select text in more than one frame with mouse.
you may do it with keyboard but:
2. you may cut/copy text with menu command only
3. text does not flow or flows wrong
4. text that you paste is in random cases different than cut/copied (!!!)
5. same as 3.
Steps To Reproduceplace text in few chained text frames and play with it :)
Additional Informationproblems found when chained text frames were placed on separate pages (not tested in other cases). i have also tested (few minutes - no time for more tests) scribus for win 1.3.2 and found the same problem as described in 1. in few days i will test other described problems.
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related to 0003345 new Paste text without formatting 
related to 0009812 new Font sizes get messed up on copy/paste 
child of 0006241 assignedavox Not possible to make mouse selection through multiple linked frames 

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user715

2006-01-25 15:22

  ~0008342

of course severity should be 'major'
sorry

user715

2006-01-25 15:26

  ~0008343

and more to this issue:
6. changes in text done with cut/copy and paste cannot be undone (ctrl+z or 'undo' menu command). scribus makes something (or not) but text is not restored (in some cases is completly destroyed)

mhanski

2006-03-15 17:28

developer   ~0009301

hi jm_sz, please try to split such reports into more issues in the future, it's easier to handle this way.

1. confirmed, i'm not sure, if it's really desireable. Have you tried to copy it while in Story Editor?

2. confirmed here in 1.3.3cvs: ctrl+c and ctrl+v of selected text in chained frames behaves rather weird, see the attached screen shot.

3. not sure, what you mean, can you provide some more details?

4. Confirmed here in 1.3.3cvs: I've tried it with some selected text in chained text frames, ctrl+c behaves unpredictably.

5. same as 3.

6. In my case (1.3.3cvs) Scribus crashed after Ctrl+X and Ctrl+Z of some selected text :(

2006-03-15 17:29

 

weird_ctrl_c_behaviour.png (267,728 bytes)
weird_ctrl_c_behaviour.png (267,728 bytes)

user715

2012-08-16 09:11

  ~0028823

scribus 1.4 win/linux has same problems
quousque tandem?... ;)

ale

2012-08-16 10:13

manager   ~0028824

hi jm_sz,

> 1. + 2.

selecting through text frames is not supported yet. there is work going on to support it, but it's not as easy as it looks like (some important changes are needed in the way text frames are implemented)

depending on what you want to do, as you have been told many years ago, the solution is to use the story editor.

> 3. text does not flow or flows wrong

-> please open a bug report with example of wrong flows. please upload the .sla, the font used and the pdf or screenshot showing the result you see.

4. text that you paste is in random cases different than cut/copied (!!!)

-> if you can reproduce, please post an example (steps to reproduce +.sla + screenshot or pdf)

5. same as 3.

-> ?

6. changes in text done with cut/copy and paste cannot be undone (ctrl+z or 'undo' menu command). scribus makes something (or not) but text is not restored (in some cases is completly destroyed)

in scribus 1.3.2 undo for text was not supported.

in 1.4.1 it should mostly work and in 1.5svn it has to work correctly!


if you have nothing against it, i would like to close this report since there is not specific issue that is not duplicated in other tickets or than can be replicated.

we know that those topics are very important... and you're very welcome to open new tickets for specific issues! (most of all if you can tell us the steps to reproduce them!)

have a nice day
a.l.e

user715

2012-08-17 19:08

  ~0028830

Last edited: 2012-08-17 19:10

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"selecting through text frames is not supported yet. there is work going on to support it, but it's not as easy as it looks like (some important changes are needed in the way text frames are implemented)"
of course, i understand it, and i don't expect miracles ;)

"depending on what you want to do, as you have been told many years ago, the solution is to use the story editor."
generally, i want to work in wysiwyg mode ;)
and of course, i know, there is story editor ;)

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i described (in 5 steps/points; with step/point 6 in addition) problem with copying/pasting...
so you may say there are problems and/or steps to reproduce problems (see: steps to reproduce; i wrote exactly what to do :)
i belive, that there were no undo support in 1.3.2, but when i tried to undo operation on text - _sometimes_ something strange was done (on different objects or on text as i described in 6)
and some more description:
3. means that text flows wrong or does not flow through chained frames after cut
5. means that text flows wrong or does not flow through chained frames after paste

problems were confirmed by maciej hanski (see: note 9301 above)

generally: you may say there is one big problem, containing few sub-problems.
so new tickets are not neccessary. and there is no reason to close this issue, in my opinion
marcin

ale

2012-08-18 15:06

manager   ~0028833

hi marcin,

you described 5/6 problems which are related...

what we need is describing in 5/6 steps how to replicate each of your problems.

however, if you're just concerned by being able to select across frame, cezary is also suffering under this misbehavior and i hope that he will find a solution for this... he now knows well how the text frames work :-)

Kunda

2015-03-11 01:59

manager   ~0034680

Can someone recreate ?

user715

2015-03-20 14:10

  ~0034728

Give me few days.
I hope, I could explain some problems, and maybe - describe ones better...

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2006-01-25 14:45 user715 New Issue
2006-01-25 15:22 user715 Note Added: 0008342
2006-01-25 15:26 user715 Note Added: 0008343
2006-03-15 17:28 mhanski Note Added: 0009301
2006-03-15 17:29 mhanski File Added: weird_ctrl_c_behaviour.png
2006-03-15 17:30 mhanski Severity minor => major
2006-03-15 17:30 mhanski Status new => confirmed
2012-08-16 09:11 user715 Note Added: 0028823
2012-08-16 10:13 ale Note Added: 0028824
2012-08-17 19:08 user715 Note Added: 0028830
2012-08-17 19:10 user715 Note Edited: 0028830 View Revisions
2012-08-18 15:06 ale Note Added: 0028833
2012-08-18 15:07 ale Relationship added child of 0006241
2015-03-11 01:59 Kunda Note Added: 0034680
2015-03-20 14:10 user715 Note Added: 0034728
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
2016-04-08 18:29 Kunda Relationship added related to 0003345
2016-04-08 18:29 Kunda Relationship added related to 0009812