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  • 2.0 stars

    "Brilliant.. until it burned up on re-entry."

    April 4, 2008  |   By sdavitt


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    I loaded this program ( it seems as if the newer version is compiled - or the link was fixed ) without incident. It took a while to open it as it processed and went through my fonts, and such. Then when the new document dialogue box popped up I was in HEAVEN! I loaded in my numbers and whee!

    Then I found out that you couldn't type directly into the textboxes. I found the work around in the Read-Me text on the Scribus website, involving using the "story editing" and the "dummy text" So I did that, and I typed away... then clicked on an outside web browser, for a second, and there was nothing left. Control Z! no effect -- it wasn't something I did. I went to the website and tried to enter a new bug report, but it wasn't possible, or obvious. I tried to download the noted stable versions from the Scribus website, but they are only offered in code...So then I rewrote everything, and was going strong, when I thought I should save the text somewhere... and I copied opened a text file... and pasted *nothing* and then Scribus crashed. All the text gone.

    Please fix this program, or make the stable versions available and compiled. and seriously, that Story-editing feature is kind of dumb... Especially with the memory leak, and crashing. In order for this to be a proper Desktop Publishing program, you need to be able to edit in the page.

    But I'm really thrilled that this exists... I just wished it didn't eat my text, and waste my time, ad make things complicated.

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