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0003538ScribusUser Interfacepublic2016-05-14 20:18
Reporteruser715Assigned To 
Status feedbackResolutionopen 
PlatformanyOSanyOS Versionany
Product Version1.3 
Summary0003538: "snap to..." options should be placed in guideline manager and in configuration
Descriptionthere should be some improvements for snapping:
1. "snap to..." options should be placed in guideline manager and in configuration (guidelines panel for both - scribus and document - config) not in menu only
2. "snap to baseline grid" for objects would be great help in positioning. option should be also placed on panel in scribus/document configuration (see 0002899)


related to 0002899 acknowledged snap to baseline grid 
related to 0002935 acknowledgedsubik Metabug: Guide Dialog 
related to 0003275 closedfschmid Preview mode 
related to 0003276 closedcbradney cannot snap to top margin 
related to 0011037 new align (and distribute?) by the baseline 
related to 0003360 closedcbradney guides cursor shows up even when guides are in background and objects are placed in front of guides 
related to 0003719 closedfschmid adjusting object size causes undesired snap 
related to 0003720 closedfschmid snap to grid does not give feedback on snap behavior, but guides do 
related to 0003718 closedfschmid can't snap on "non-preferred" side 
related to 0003722 closed difficult to drag objects with snapping on 
related to 0003721 closedchristoph_s one guide always treated as if in a different place for snapping 
related to 0003865 closedjghali Lock first line to baseline grid. 



2006-03-31 12:50

administrator   ~0009580

While I agree with # 2, I don't see much sense in # 1. The way it is now, you can quickly enable or disable snapping. If you need it faster, you can assign a keyboard shortcut. From my personal experience I can tell that while working on a document, it is often necessary to switch snapping on and off. So why add this to the preferences when it can be done much faster?


2006-04-03 07:25


i don't remember the last time, i was working without snapping to guides. my all apps that allow snapping are configured with default snapping on. it's my way of working (positioning with guidelines, measurements pallette, keyboard - to create precise layout), that's why i asked for it. now i have to remember to turn on snapping in scribus, and i'like to have possibility to configure scribus for my needs. adding options i asked for is not revolution, it's just config option (just few checkboxes in config window)


2006-04-04 20:01

reporter   ~0009631

baseline snap: requested in 0002899

config options for snap settings: I agree that interface options like this should be able to have a global default setting for new docs. Some people will usually want it on, others off. I think the same applies to the preserve-aspect-ratio button in properties (as I requested in bug 0003052). This will make scribus more convenient for everyone, and for different circumstances. :)


2006-04-29 20:01

developer   ~0010632

Reminder sent to: louisdesjardins, plinnell

since there already is a RFE for 2 (base line snapping), only number 1 has remained. What do you think of it?


2006-04-29 21:31

administrator   ~0010655

If users say they'd prefer it to have it this way, why not? Seems to make sense to me ... now.


2006-05-04 08:07


"1" is absolutely neccessary for me - as i answered christoph's note


2016-05-14 13:07

manager   ~0041028

Last edited: 2016-05-14 13:09

i'm not sure that # 1 is needed.

imo, scribus should enable by default the snapping to the guides (i think it's already the case; in the past it was for sure not the case) and, i don't really see a need for turning them off on a per document or per settings basis.

if i understand correctly the original poster, this is what he wants: being able to get the guides turned on for all his new documents...

i mean: if you don't want your things to snap to guides, don't created guides :-)


2016-05-14 15:37

developer   ~0041036

Last edited: 2016-05-14 18:30

Allowing what the original poster wants is ok to me. It’s only more convenient.

Guides (snapping or not) can be there for many reasons we don’t have to discuss.

I also like RFE # 2 "snap to baseline grid for objects". Snapping text is obvious, but surrounding objects, it’s just great!


2016-05-14 20:18

updater   ~0041052

Renamed ticket so it's more specific.
Also any responses concerning ref '2' (snap to baseline grid) should be made in 0002899

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2006-03-31 11:40 user715 New Issue
2006-03-31 12:50 christoph_s Note Added: 0009580
2006-04-03 07:25 user715 Note Added: 0009603
2006-04-04 20:01 mkoren Note Added: 0009631
2006-04-20 19:14 mhanski Relationship added related to 0002899
2006-04-20 19:15 mhanski Severity minor => feature
2006-04-20 19:15 mhanski OS all => any
2006-04-20 19:15 mhanski OS Version => any
2006-04-20 19:15 mhanski Platform => any
2006-04-20 19:15 mhanski Product Version => 1.3
2006-04-24 11:05 mhanski Relationship added related to 0002464
2006-04-24 11:05 mhanski Relationship deleted related to 0002464
2006-04-24 11:05 mhanski Relationship added related to 0002935
2006-04-24 11:09 mhanski Relationship added related to 0003360
2006-04-29 19:49 mhanski Relationship added related to 0003275
2006-04-29 19:50 mhanski Relationship added related to 0003276
2006-04-29 19:51 mhanski Summary snap to... and snap to... options improvements => Improvements to snapping
2006-04-29 20:01 mhanski Note Added: 0010632
2006-04-29 20:01 mhanski Status new => feedback
2006-04-29 21:31 christoph_s Note Added: 0010655
2006-05-04 08:07 user715 Note Added: 0010878
2006-05-04 11:37 mhanski Relationship added related to 0003719
2006-05-04 11:38 mhanski Relationship added related to 0003720
2006-05-04 11:41 mhanski Relationship added related to 0003718
2006-05-04 11:42 mhanski Relationship added related to 0003722
2006-05-04 11:42 mhanski Relationship added related to 0003721
2006-05-24 19:30 christoph_s Relationship added related to 0003865
2016-05-10 15:33 Kunda Tag Attached: snapping
2016-05-14 13:07 ale Note Added: 0041028
2016-05-14 13:08 ale Note Edited: 0041028
2016-05-14 13:09 ale Note Edited: 0041028
2016-05-14 15:37 louisdesjardins Note Added: 0041036
2016-05-14 18:30 Kunda Note Edited: 0041036
2016-05-14 19:20 Kunda Relationship added related to 0011037
2016-05-14 20:15 Kunda Patch => No
2016-05-14 20:15 Kunda Description Updated
2016-05-14 20:18 Kunda Note Added: 0041052
2016-05-14 20:18 Kunda Summary Improvements to snapping => "snap to..." options should be placed in guideline manager and in configuration