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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0009126ScribusStory Editor / Text Framespublic2019-01-25 09:58
Reporterale Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version1.5.0svn 
Summary0009126: show text tab in the properties palette when getting into text edit mode
Descriptionwhen somebody get into text edit mode (and wants to write / format a text) he can't be interested in any other tab than the text one...
Tagsindigodock, lgm, mockup


related to 0015551 closedale Content Palette with Text and Image Properties 



2010-05-27 15:48

reporter   ~0023964

Last edited: 2016-04-13 02:21

has duplicate! :)
This feature should be implemented at once for all modes (and object), not only for text.


2010-05-27 16:19

administrator   ~0023965

Disagree, I want to be able to control the app, and not have it controlling me


2010-05-27 21:55

reporter   ~0023966

Doing a lot of excess clicks is "control app"? Suggested feature is automation of what user intend to do. How many times did you edit something in XYZ tab? As for me I didn't touch it since I start using Scribus except few clicks for testing.


2010-05-28 07:27

reporter   ~0023967

I disagree too. I always use the xyz tab since it is more precise than placing frames by drag and drop.

Of course the work with textframes could be improved but your sugestion wouldn't do that for everybody.


2010-05-28 08:31


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2010-05-28 08:33

reporter   ~0023968

Last edited: 2010-05-28 08:33

Just made two drafts.
Maybe one of this solution would fit most users?


2010-05-30 12:22

reporter   ~0023969

Last edited: 2010-05-30 12:22

Our discuss about what tab should be shown is quite useless since we have ugly properties palette. In the way it designed now it will never fit most users.
Just because density of useful information and control elements are VERY low.
Compare with Quark v 5 or 6: on it's small and narrow pallete you can control simultaneously a bunch of parameters. F.e. for text box:
 - box size
 - box position
 - number of columns
 - angle
 - flip
 - font face
 - font size
 - font effects
 - justification
 - line interval
 - tracking

And there is no need for single click to switch between these controls.
Note that Quark palette changes on selecting different objects, giving needed controls and hiding (not graying out) ones that are not applicable.

Count such density and "necessarily" clicks for Scribus.

I don't suggest to clone Quark. I suggest to surpass it!


2010-06-02 14:01

manager   ~0023970

the goal of this note is just to check if the smtp server is working...


2016-04-13 12:46

updater   ~0040114

This could most likely be done if and when indigoDock gets merged.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2010-05-27 13:51 ale New Issue
2010-05-27 13:51 ale Tag Attached: lgm
2010-05-27 13:52 ale Tag Attached: lgm 2010
2010-05-27 15:48 subeditor Note Added: 0023964
2010-05-27 16:19 cbradney Note Added: 0023965
2010-05-27 21:55 subeditor Note Added: 0023966
2010-05-28 07:27 aliB Note Added: 0023967
2010-05-28 08:31 aliB File Added: textediting1.png
2010-05-28 08:31 aliB File Added: textediting2.png
2010-05-28 08:33 aliB Note Added: 0023968
2010-05-28 08:33 aliB Note Edited: 0023968
2010-05-30 12:22 subeditor Note Added: 0023969
2010-05-30 12:22 subeditor Note Edited: 0023969
2010-06-02 14:01 ale Note Added: 0023970
2014-10-13 15:57 Kunda Tag Detached: lgm 2010
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
2016-04-13 02:21 Kunda Note Edited: 0023964
2016-04-13 02:22 Kunda Tag Attached: mockup
2016-04-13 12:43 Kunda Tag Attached: indigodock
2016-04-13 12:46 Kunda Note Added: 0040114
2019-01-25 09:58 ale Relationship added related to 0015551