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0003104ScribusUsabilitypublic2006-05-06 22:47
Reportercananian Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityfeatureReproducibilityalways
Status feedbackResolutionopen 
PlatformallOSallOS Versionall
Product Version1.3 
Summary0003104: Wanted: font outlines should allow line styles to be applied.
DescriptionIt would be nice to have more outline options for fonts---at least to be able to vary the line width, but there's no reason why standard line styles couldn't be applied.
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cbradney

2006-01-25 23:26

administrator   ~0008362

You can change the widths in 1.3.x

plinnell

2006-01-25 23:39

viewer   ~0008367

Work around: Convert the fonts to outlines and you can apply line styles.

cananian

2006-01-28 15:38

reporter   ~0008447

Problem with the work-around: it makes it hard to use this style for repeating elements, since you can't just copy the element and then select the text; you have to: place the element, hit duplicate, hit "convert to outlines", apply the desired line style, then move the outline on top of the element (since duplicating changed its position). If you're editing a pre-editing element of this type, you have to start by deleting the previous element. And on top of it all, you probably also need to create a separate layer for the outline, so that you can reliably select it (and not get the text, or vice-versa).

I'd like the amend this bug to: font outlines should allow line styles to be applied.

cananian

2006-01-29 23:07

reporter   ~0008472

The 'percentage' options for line-widths are poorly-conceived. I typically want an outline style to match other line styles in the document. How can I tell what magic percentage I should input in order to get the same 2pt line width as I used for (say) the box borders? There's no conversion from percentages to points, since it's not obvious even what size I'm computing a percentage of. Is it is font size? x-height? Leading?

I would like to suggest that underline, outlining, and strikethrough be changed to use the *standard* line width/style, color, and fill options available in the properties menu, instead of this crazy ad-hoc drop-down business, which just makes these features harder and more confusing to use.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2006-01-25 20:31 cananian New Issue
2006-01-25 23:26 cbradney Note Added: 0008362
2006-01-25 23:39 plinnell Note Added: 0008367
2006-01-28 15:38 cananian Note Added: 0008447
2006-01-29 23:07 cananian Note Added: 0008472
2006-04-15 16:44 mhanski Category Fonts => Usability
2006-04-15 16:44 mhanski OS Debian Linux => all
2006-04-15 16:44 mhanski OS Version sid => all
2006-04-15 16:44 mhanski Platform i586 => all
2006-04-15 16:44 mhanski Product Version 1.2.4.1 => 1.3
2006-04-15 16:44 mhanski Summary Wanted: more outline options for fonts. => Wanted: font outlines should allow line styles to be applied.
2006-05-06 22:47 mhanski Status new => feedback