[Scribus] Prefs>Miscellaneous ...

Louis Desjardins louisdesjardins
Tue Feb 14 04:07:10 CET 2006

Hi Team,

I'd like to share a tiny bit of my intense Scribus week-end. I laid 
out a 136-page book. Intense text work! Result... hmmmmm... not up to 
my expectations... well... not exactly! This has more to do with 
hyphenation... but here are some other thoughts...

The paths to Prefs are dazzling. It used to be in Settings > Prefs 
(1.2.x). Now, it's in Edit > Prefs. I'm allright with this. But why 
changes in Prefs don't reflects in the current document? It confuses 
me. I didn't figure out that there was a Prefs dialog in the File 
menu under File > Document Setup... I filed a bug for this. It turned 
out that there is no bug because of this File > Document Setup 
thing... But I still find this confusing.

It confuses me as a user, and also as a translator. There are 2 
menus, with different names, for basically the same thing.

I will do my homework and get back with something substantial on 
Hyphenation, Tracking, Widow/Orphan control, Handling of Text. I 
struggled! The book is not what I can call a difficult task. Only 
text. Although a little long... But nothing to choke a DTP app. 
Nothing. Really!

Last but not least amazing :

Only in Edit > Prefs > Miscellaneous can we find this little check 
box about Print > Inside margins... Gee! Did I try to find out this 
one... OK. Honest. This is *not* Miscellaneous! This is print 
*basic*... To me, either this check box doesn't exist, or if it does, 
then it's in an obvious place where you *can't* miss it!

Sharing. Just sharing.



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