[scribus] scribus Digest, Vol 4, Issue 30
john at wexfordpress.com
Tue Jul 15 16:46:19 CEST 2008
On Monday 14 July 2008 08:36:07 pm John Brown wrote:
> Roger wrote:
> >> Yes. Definitely.
> >> Actually the problem even occurs whilst I am working on a Master
> >> Page. Say I'm creating a colored box, with a text box on top of
> >> that. If in the middle of entering dimensions into the various
> >> fields of the properties palette, I inadvertently click anywhere
> >> within the Scribus window (except the properties palette), the
> >> selection box with the 'handles' disappears and I can no longer
> >> edit anything.
> > I had that problem with one version of Scribus, I can't remember
> > which, but now with 1.3.5 its not a problem.
> > If you have 2 or more text boxes or text and shape boxes on the
> > same layer overlapping or one on top of another , it is very very
> > difficult to select the correct box to edit.
> > Sometimes I have to actually move the offending text box or
> > colour panel well away from the text I wish to edit.
> > To circumvent this I have a text layer, a lines and boxes layer,
> > a background layer and an image layer, which helps to some
> > extent.
> You can make an object the active object by selecting it in the
> Outline window (Windows->Outline) no matter the layer or level.
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Or you can move the layer you are interested in to the top of the
stack, operate on it, then reconstitute the stack order.
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