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SNaomiScott

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Formatting tables in 1.5.5
« on: September 18, 2019, 08:07:54 pm »
Howdy everyone

I've just returned to Scribus after a long (ten+ year) absence and I have to say I'm loving all the changes so far. Except... tables.

After realising tables in 1.4.x were just grouped text frames I decided to upgrade to 1.5.5 (running on Win10), which is much better, but I'm having trouble with formatting, especially cell outlines.

As far as I can tell, if I want to change the stroke width, colour or style of a cell's outline I have to do each cell individually - I can't just highlight a bunch of cells and change them en masse. Same with the cell background colour. It all seems a bit time-consuming, especially as I'm currently using it to pageset a TTRPG rulebook, with lots (and lots, and lots) of tables.

Is it possible to bulk modify the cell outlines and/or background colours at all? Has anyone discovered a way to do this easily?

Thanks in advance.

Naomi
« Last Edit: September 18, 2019, 08:09:34 pm by SNaomiScott »

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Re: Formatting tables in 1.5.5
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2019, 10:08:42 am »
hi naomi

wellcome back to scribus.

indeed lot of things have improved but table are still not really usable.

they have improved. twice. now the infrastructure is there to make them usable.
but there is work missing to make them comfortable to use.

for now, the best way to get table into a scribus is still to create them with libreoffice (or any tool that can create PDFs or SVGs).
what has changed: now you can include them as vectors (but the text will be outlined).
slightly better than having big images.

we probably need an external contributor taking a considerable amount of time to work on tables if we want to see them progress...

 

palmate