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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0003937ScribusUsabilitypublic2008-12-24 15:25
Reportermhanski Assigned Tocbradney  
Status closedResolutionfixed 
PlatformanyOSanyOS Versionany
Product Version1.3 
Fixed in Version1.3.5svn 
Summary0003937: Changing number of columns of a text frame
DescriptionWe need a much better way to set the number of columns of text frame, current solution is counterintuitive.

Quoting Avox's reply to the mailing list:
"Well, if, you are not the only one. Honestly, who found that setting
the first time without asking? (not counting MrB, Franz, Tsoots or
whoever implemented it)

This must be one of the top 10 most frequently asked questions,
and most people *had a look* at Palette->Shape and still missed it.

Looks we found a stealth technique which could make USAF envious... :-)"
Additional InformationI've just learned on pl.comp.dtp that some guys don't even suspect the existence of this setting and other cannot find where it is, although they knew it once. I consider it a serious usability issue.
TagsNo tags attached.


related to 0003448 assignedjghali Improvements to properties palette 
related to 0003943 closedTsoots Properties/Shape/Distance of Text: Please unhide "Gap" between columns 
child of 0003821 acknowledged Metabug: Usability 



2006-06-24 12:13

developer   ~0011688

Reminder sent to: avox

avox, I'm adding you to this issue, because it's partially based on your opinion, hope you don't mind


2008-12-22 22:49

administrator   ~0020821

The location in 135svn is the text tab, and I have just renamed the header for the related sub area Columns and Text Distance

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2006-06-24 12:07 mhanski New Issue
2006-06-24 12:10 mhanski Relationship added related to 0003448
2006-06-24 12:11 mhanski Relationship added child of 0003821
2006-06-24 12:13 mhanski Note Added: 0011688
2006-06-24 12:20 mhanski Additional Information Updated
2006-06-26 10:59 plinnell Status new => assigned
2006-06-26 10:59 plinnell Assigned To => Tsoots
2006-06-26 12:15 mhanski Relationship added related to 0003943
2008-12-22 22:48 cbradney Assigned To Tsoots => cbradney
2008-12-22 22:49 cbradney Note Added: 0020821
2008-12-22 22:49 cbradney Status assigned => resolved
2008-12-22 22:49 cbradney Fixed in Version => 1.3.5svn
2008-12-22 22:49 cbradney Resolution open => fixed
2008-12-24 15:25 cbradney Status resolved => closed