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Scribus => Beginner Talk => Topic started by: aretino on September 23, 2011, 08:21:27 pm

Title: Snow Leopard
Post by: aretino on September 23, 2011, 08:21:27 pm
I am thinking some of the unexpected behavior in 1.4.0.RC5 may be due to Snow Leopard. For instance, in Item>Transform, Rotate and Skew just resize the text frame.

Has this been the experience with other people using SL? In one doc, guides were visible when being dragged out, but disappeared on release. They were visible in guides manager. Show Guides was checked but grayed out in the View menu. Creating a new doc restored Show Guides, but Rotate and Skew still do not work.
Title: Re: Snow Leopard
Post by: utnik on September 23, 2011, 09:07:04 pm
i can't observe this problems.
this 'object' → 'transform' entry is for the outline – if you like to rotate the entire object (including the frame content), you should use: 'properties' (f) → 'x,y,z' → 'rotate'…

utnik
Title: Re: Snow Leopard
Post by: aretino on September 23, 2011, 11:11:16 pm
Thanks. I see what you mean about Properties>geometry. That rotation works as expected, rotating both frame and content. But I'm not sure what you mean by "the outline" as far as Item>Transform. Duplicate, Multiple Duplicate, and Delete under Item work on both frame and content, but Transform neither rotates nor skews.

Title: Re: Snow Leopard
Post by: utnik on September 23, 2011, 11:49:52 pm
on my macbook pro with macOS 10.6.8 (snow leopard) and scribus1.4.0rc5 this transform stuff works, as you can see on this file: http://www.mediafire.com/?d3ro72zrbs1ek6b (http://www.mediafire.com/?d3ro72zrbs1ek6b)

utnik
Title: Re: Snow Leopard
Post by: aretino on September 24, 2011, 01:18:15 am
Sure enough! On my Mac mini, 10.68, Item > Transform > add rotation just makes the frame smaller (- angle) or  larger (+ angle).
Title: Re: Snow Leopard
Post by: utnik on September 24, 2011, 08:56:47 am
strange, but i can't help – sorry…
if reinstalling doesn't solve the problem, send a bug report to: http://bugs.scribus.net/bug_report_page.php

utnik
Title: Re: Snow Leopard
Post by: Wena on September 24, 2011, 12:38:14 pm
Although I am new to Scribus I would agree with the above advice.

Yes, re install, but I would suggest from a fresh download. And if your not on 1.4 that would be better.

Wena
Title: Re: Snow Leopard
Post by: aretino on September 25, 2011, 01:30:36 am
I did a clean install of Scribus, and have since figured out what is going on. The Item > transform commands don't affect the red (on my installation) wire frames, so if there is no content, or little content,in them you can't see anything being affected.

Thanks and my apologies for being so thick.
Title: Re: Snow Leopard
Post by: Wena on September 25, 2011, 03:02:59 pm
Great aretino, that's how we learn from each other.

Wena