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Scribus => Beginner Talk => Topic started by: Luniit on September 22, 2015, 11:32:16 am

Title: [solved] Removing a textbox from a table makes the whole document blank
Post by: Luniit on September 22, 2015, 11:32:16 am
I've been working on a catalog for the company where i work, its the first time i am working in scribus so i have to learn as i go along, but i would claim that i've got pretty good hang of it as ive used Adobe InDesign in school a few years back, it wasn't that hard to learn scribus.

However ive stubled upon a problem that i can't understand. Tables are not the best in scribus, my personal opinion, but to get similar tables all through the catalog i made a big one, and then i copy it and trim it down to the amount of colums and rows i need, this keeps the same format of the table, but i can still modify them to fit the current need. This worked perfectly untill today, when i try to remove the last row of the table the entire document goes blank. If i render the document to pdf it still notices all the things that used to be there, and it takes a long time to render (just like its rendering everything as normal), but the PDF that i end up with is also blank...

TL:DR is marked with bold

I really dont want to start over.....  :'(
Title: Re: Removing a textbox from a table makes the whole document blank
Post by: utnik on September 22, 2015, 02:35:54 pm
hi linus

Tables are not the best in scribus…

you're right, but with 1.5 tables are much better than before.

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when i try to remove the last row of the table the entire document goes blank.

something went really wrong. did this happen once? or is it reproducible? – in the case of reproducibility you should file a bug report on bugs.scribus.net (http://bugs.scribus.net/) and provide a sample file. (mark it as 'privat' or replace the content with blind text…)

if you cann't fix the problem with your file, you can upload it somewhere and send me a pm with the link. i'll take a look at it in the evening. (no warranty of success…)

utnik
Title: Re: Removing a textbox from a table makes the whole document blank
Post by: a.l.e on September 22, 2015, 02:55:13 pm
tables are not good in scribus. that's a fact.

but tables are not either something you MUST use :-)

in your case:

- i would get ridd of the horizontal lines
- use tabulators
- left align the values

this is not an excuse for scribus not needing to improve... but a workaround that might let you solve your issues in a fast and better way :-)
Title: Re: Removing a textbox from a table makes the whole document blank
Post by: Luniit on September 22, 2015, 03:16:22 pm
Hello utnik, thanks for the reply!

you're right, but with 1.5 tables are much better than before.

Will my 1.4 project work fine in 1.5 without any issues? If so i'll definitely check it out!

something went really wrong. did this happen once? or is it reproducible? – in the case of reproducibility you should file a bug report on bugs.scribus.net (http://bugs.scribus.net/) and provide a sample file. (mark it as 'privat' or replace the content with blind text…)

It is reproducible from what i know, i'm not a work anymore, but i'll file a bug report the first thing in the morning. Now when i think back it might have been memory issues as the PC at work is not the best. Thanks a lot for the offer to help, but first i'll try to send the file to my PC at home and see if i can fix it myself. If i cant fix the problem tomorrow i'll pm you and you can try to work you'r magic c:



Hi a.l.e, thanks for the reply!

Ill definitely will try you'r solution tomorrow when i get back to work, I guess remaking/editing all of the tables is still A LOT better then starting from scratch!
Title: Re: Removing a textbox from a table makes the whole document blank
Post by: utnik on September 22, 2015, 04:45:43 pm
hi linus

Will my 1.4 project work fine in 1.5 without any issues? If so i'll definitely check it out!

yes, it should work in 1.5 – but not the other way round!
if you edit your file in 1.5, there's no way back to 1.4 – and scribus 1.5 is called the unstable branch on the way to the stable release 1.6.
so be careful with it and work always with a copy of your projects – even if it’s almost stable enough to be a working release. (for some projects i work with it because of the new features…)

utnik
Title: Re: Removing a textbox from a table makes the whole document blank
Post by: Luniit on September 23, 2015, 10:53:15 am
I noticed some things this morning with the project.

- Its only the textbox to the right that messed up the entire project, the one to the left can be removed normaly without problems.
- If i alter the box to the right in anyway the text and the line disappears, and the textbox becomes invisible, the box that indicates a textbox is not visible at all. I can only know where it is by having it marked, and i can still mark it if i know where it is. Nothing that's entered in the box gets displayed

And finally i managed to solve the problem by making sure that everything in the table was ungrouped and not only the boxes i wanted to remove. Should have tried that yesterday  :-[

I still feel like there was som kind of bug involved tho, since it even removed my grids, can i still file a bug report even tho its solved? I still got a file saved that only need to try to remove the box to the right to make the bug happen.

Thanks utnik and a.l.e for trying to help!  :)
Title: Re: [solved] Removing a textbox from a table makes the whole document blank
Post by: utnik on September 23, 2015, 11:08:43 am
hi linus

great, that your problem is solved!
but if there is a bug (a strange behavior of the tables), you should file a report…

utnik