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Scribus Bug Reporting

New addiction: reading through the thousands of bug-reports on the rigourously precise Scribus bugtracking system.


http://bugs.scribus.net/view_all_bug_page.php

It is somehow consoling to see those thousands of minor and major problems scroll by. We will be adding our own reports over the coming weeks (see below).

  • Looks like change of name in Paragraph style means as much as deleting that style. Should be prevented or not be the case.
  • Hardly any control over selecting blocks of text in preview mode. Can't figure out why.
  • 'Paste' (text within story editor) is extremely slow; screen can freezes for up to 50 sec. before applying change.
  • Paste from other applications (Mozilla Thunderbird, gedit, Character Map) does not work.
  • After 'replace' has been executed, feedback should be 'Replaced x amount of elements' (not: 'Search Finished')
  • Application of changes through Properties is completely irregular. some changes have effect, some not... some changes trail behind, others are erased... Sometimes styles are overruled by others, sometimes not.
  • Font size, line height etc. are not forced when applied over selected text; it seems especially messy when that selection had different styles/sizes etc. to begin with. When multiple paragraphs are selected, styles are sometimes applied, sometimes not.
  • Feedback in Properties does not reflect the actual formatting of selected text.
  • When a block of text with more than one style applied (or having different sizes, colors etc.) is selected, the dialogue in properties would need to grey out/go blank for those specifications that are mixed. (and not suggest that all selected text has one particular size, color)
  • It is too risky to only be able to check the result on screen (or scanning the text word by word).
  • 'Wordstyles' should be dominant over Paragraph styles and a paragraph style applied- now if f.e. a line return is removed in a paragraph on which a paragraph style applies, 'wordstyles' are removed.
  • Changes applied through story editor seem to be more consistently applied but hard to handle because of visual feedback lacking. Also it is not possible to change line-height from there.
  • When a paragraph style is removed under Menu>Edit>Paragraph styles, it remains available under Properties>Style (Confusing because there is no way to check or correct these styles; they do not exist anymore. Or do they?)
  • 'No styles' produces a different effect every time. It should simply REMOVE ALL STYLES and set text to 'default style'
  • Rendering of underlined text is very poor (line is extremely heavy)
  • When ALL text is selected in a linked text box, ALL text should be selected... Now sometimes the whole text is made active (Copy) and sometimes not; there is no feedback available to find this out.
  • 'UNDO' does often not work; never for text corrections/changes (in Preview nor Story Editor); also not after Select all>Delete; also not after changing specifications in Properties.
  • Line spacing can not be changed per paragraph from Properties>Line Spacing (it changes line spacing in other paragraphs around it too)
  • Outlined texts: not possible to select outline color?