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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0004169ScribusUsabilitypublic2008-02-14 22:06
Reporterfastbike Assigned Tojghali  
Status closedResolutionfixed 
Product Version1.3.3.2 
Fixed in Version1.3.3.12svn 
Summary0004169: Master Page Copy and Paste problems
DescriptionElements copied from one master page and pasted to another (target) page are also pasted to the Normal Master Page. Cannot delete from Normal page without deleting from target page.
Steps To ReproduceCreate a new master page - name it OddPages
Create another master page - name it EvenPages

On the OddPages create a text frame, insert some text and right align it.

Copy the text frame

Switch to the EvenPages master page and paste
Select the text frame and change the text alignment to be left aligned

Switch to the Normal master page - you will see you text frame has also been pasted there.

If you delete the text frame (on the Normal master) it will also delete the text frame on the EvenPages master page.

If you change the name or any other property of the text frame - on the EvenPages master - it will make the same changes to the text frame on the Normal master page.

Additional InformationIt seems there is only one object created by the paste operation - but it is being referenced on two pages.

Fix required: The paste operation should not reference the text frame on the Normal master page.

I can replicate this on WinXP.
I have not yet trried it on Linux (Ubuntu).
TagsNo tags attached.


related to 0004373 closedfschmid "Convert to master page" doesn't update "Arrange pages" 
child of 0003837 acknowledged Metabug: Master pages/Page templates 


2006-08-28 20:26


Newsletter.sla (64,656 bytes)


2006-08-28 20:29

reporter   ~0012354

As well as the above problem, there's a bug. If you select a master page (Edit | Master Page) and click delete, the Normal master is deleted - not the selected.

Try playing around with the attached document.


2006-08-28 20:46

reporter   ~0012357

There are some serious problems with this functionality !

If you have the Arrange Pages (AP) window open (Windows | Arrange Pages), double click a master page to edit it, then delete it from the Edit Master Pages dialog, the page is not removed from the AP window. The list of master pages in the AP window is now non responsive.


2008-02-06 16:39

administrator   ~0018881

Can you test again with a current version?


2008-02-08 00:16

reporter   ~0018917

Original problem has been fixed - thanks !!

However, the Arrange Pages (AP) window and Edit Master Pages (EMP) window do not synchronise why the EMP window is open. Given the EMP is not modal, this seems to be a design fault.


2008-02-14 19:50

administrator   ~0018966

Closing then as the synchronization between the "Arrange Pages " and "Edit Master Pages" windows while EMP is opened is really another issue. Afaik this is by design...

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2006-08-24 02:12 fastbike New Issue
2006-08-28 20:26 fastbike File Added: Newsletter.sla
2006-08-28 20:29 fastbike Note Added: 0012354
2006-08-28 20:46 fastbike Note Added: 0012357
2006-10-07 20:41 christoph_s Relationship added related to 0004373
2006-10-07 20:42 christoph_s Relationship added child of 0003837
2008-02-06 16:39 christoph_s Note Added: 0018881
2008-02-06 16:40 christoph_s Status new => feedback
2008-02-08 00:16 fastbike Note Added: 0018917
2008-02-14 19:50 jghali Status feedback => resolved
2008-02-14 19:50 jghali Resolution open => fixed
2008-02-14 19:50 jghali Assigned To => jghali
2008-02-14 19:50 jghali Note Added: 0018966
2008-02-14 22:06 christoph_s Status resolved => closed
2008-02-14 22:06 christoph_s Fixed in Version =>