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coderwolf

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trouble deleting a template object
« on: May 06, 2014, 01:57:22 am »
Scribus 1.4.3 running on windows 7.  Using the newsletter_2 template, there is a grey item at the top of the page.  I can not select this item, but I need to delete it from the file I am working on.  How can I do this?  It does not appear to be a render frame because there is no 'Edit Source' on the right click menu.

Could someone please help me delete this item?

utnik

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Re: trouble deleting a template object
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2014, 09:57:54 am »
hi wolf

did you check the layers window (f6)?
unfortunately i can't find a newsletter_2. in 'newsletters' there's only a nl_1 and a template called 'text based' – if it's the latter, the header is on its own layer.

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Re: trouble deleting a template object
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2014, 11:35:09 pm »
There is only one layer "Template Layer" .  The item is on that layer (I can tell because if I make that layer invisible, it disappears.  That layer is also unlocked.  I am attaching a marked up screenshot since you do not have this template.  Hopefully this would help identify the type of object.

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Re: trouble deleting a template object
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2014, 02:24:00 am »
there are still different possibilities. as long as i don't see the .sla file, it's all guesswork…
  • the gray square could be part of a master page. (in this case you have to delete it there.)
  • the item could be locked. (unlock it in 'properties' (f2) → 'x, y, z')
if it's something else, then i need the .sla file to help you.

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Re: trouble deleting a template object
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2014, 11:07:48 am »
Using the Outline window you should be able to select any object, since it lists all objects.

 

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