1.3.x Roadmap Extras

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Further to the 1.3.x Roadmap, this page lists feature requests and bugs that we hope to get done in 1.3.x as well. Many items which were here have been migrated to the Roadmap as they are completed. Entries are removed when done.

Id Category Severity Status Updated Summary Comment
0000306 Scripter feature resolved 2014-09-18 Copying pages copying pages in scripter
0000689 Shape Drawing feature closed (jghali) 2014-09-16 basepoint of lines cannot be set basepoint of lines cannot be set to the middle or diagonal one
0001630 User Interface feature assigned (Tsoots) 2014-08-25 A macro recorder to build a script automatically from users actions. a macro recorder to build a script automatically from users actions.
0001398 Import / Export feature assigned (jghali) 2014-07-03 Improve memory efficiency of raster image export improve memory efficiency of raster image export
0001069 General feature closed (jghali) 2014-06-25 Auto-adjust size of text box to the text auto-adjust size of text box to the text
0001629 Scripter feature closed (cbradney) 2014-06-05 A need to run menu items from the scriptor for automation purposes a need to run menu items from the scriptor for automation purposes
0000321 Story Editor / Text Frames feature closed (fschmid) 2014-04-07 vertical aligning vertical aligning
0000131 General feature assigned (avox) 2014-01-30 Ability to have various typographic spacing ability to have various typographic spacing (thin, en and em spaces) breakable and non-breakable... (subset if the "1.3.4 hyphenation improvements # 417".)
0000990 Plug-ins feature assigned (subik) 2013-02-24 Mail-Merge mail-merge
0001094 Import / Export minor closed (fschmid) 2013-01-08 Importing multipage PDFs must give options for importing a selection of pages importing multipage pdfs must give options for importing a selection of pages see also 1352 (dup)
0000187 Styles feature closed (cbradney) 2012-12-05 Add Table of Contents bool and integer to styles and Scripter function to set/get this value (extra optional tags on frames to be more specific)
0000577 Styles feature closed (cbradney) 2012-11-13 Paragraph Styles -> Kerning and language options missing paragraph styles -> kerning and language options missing
0001463 Import / Export feature confirmed 2012-11-05 Add pdf export "templates" add pdf export "templates"
0000168 Story Editor / Text Frames feature closed 2012-10-28 single click should place text cursor single click should place text cursor
0000575 User Interface minor confirmed 2012-07-05 Editing multiple (text) frames sometimes works sometimes doesn't (in general multiple application of properties)
0002460 Import / Export feature acknowledged 2012-03-30 Implement JDF (Job Definition Format) - support jdf
0000415 Story Editor / Text Frames feature acknowledged 2012-02-14 rules above or below paras request rules above or below paras request
0000579 Styles feature acknowledged 2012-01-26 right-click paragraph, save as paragraph style right-click paragraph, save as paragraph style
0001540 Story Editor / Text Frames minor acknowledged 2012-01-05 Issue with stylesheet and emphasis like italic or bold fonts issue with stylesheet and emphasis like italic or bold fonts
0000533 Usability feature closed (fschmid) 2011-12-30 move objects in the object-tree move objects in the object-tree
0001212 Story Editor / Text Frames feature closed (Tsoots) 2011-12-30 styles for drop caps styles for drop caps
0001085 General feature closed (fschmid) 2011-12-30 Better text on path control better text on path control
0001671 Story Editor / Text Frames minor closed (fschmid) 2011-12-30 shapes and flowing text issue - needs testing
0001321 Import / Export feature confirmed 2011-10-07 Individual DPI settings individual dpi settings
0001037 Scripter minor closed (subik) 2011-07-02 GetTextLength returns 0 for non-empty frame gettextlength returns 0 for non-empty frame
0001663 User Interface trivial acknowledged 2011-06-22 ability to assign shortcut keys to the running of a script ability to assign shortcut keys to the running of a script
0000460 Story Editor / Text Frames tweak acknowledged 2011-04-18 drop-cap with # of letters, or first word(s). subsequent paras shift-return for newline, no dropcap drop-cap with # of letters, or first word(s). subsequent paras shift-return for newline, no dropcap
0000204 Styles feature acknowledged 2011-04-18 Drop Cap only for the first paragraph drop cap only for the first paragraph
0001034 Story Editor / Text Frames minor closed (cbradney) 2011-03-14 Edit Paste disabled after copy from another program, but Control V works edit paste disabled after copy from another program, but control v works
0000231 General feature closed (fschmid) 2010-10-25 Add in ability to import Colour Sets into current document add in ability to import colour sets into current document
0001474 Import / Export feature assigned (jainbasil) 2010-08-30 rtf import rtf import
0001598 Import / Export tweak closed (cbradney) 2010-05-18 Missing prefence to text importer - assigned missing preference to text importer
0000185 General feature acknowledged 2010-05-11 Allow frames on master pages to have content when applied to normal pages. allow frames on templates to have content when applied to normal pages.
0002264 Import / Export feature closed (jghali) 2009-11-05 Provide PDF/X-x export beyond PDF/X-3:2002 - support more pdf/x-x versions
0000480 General feature closed (cbradney) 2009-07-16 Being able to *switch* items in the Distribute/Align menu being able to *switch* items in the distribute/align menu
0001475 Internal major acknowledged 2009-07-08 Bad hyphenating implementation bad hyphenating implementation
0000504 Usability feature closed (avox) 2009-01-26 We need more accurate object selection we need more accuray object selection
0001569 User Interface minor closed (avox) 2008-04-29 Drag-scrolling while drawing, moving and resizing objects doesn't work regression from 1.2
0001518 Internal minor assigned (Tsoots) 2008-04-21 PrefsTable breaks if indexing is started from (1,0) prefstable breaks if indexing is started from (1,0)
0001406 Scripter feature confirmed 2008-04-21 Add text metrics to scripter add text metrics to scripter
0001622 User Interface trivial acknowledged 2008-03-14 questioning the import menu splitting the import menu
0000502 User Interface feature closed (fschmid) 2008-01-09 Multiselection in items Overview multiselection in items overview
0000505 User Interface minor closed (avox) 2008-01-02 Object sellection with Ctrl object sellection with ctrl
0001678 User Interface feature closed (fschmid) 2007-12-13 Picture Management dialog needs a rewrite search in picture management should search user specified directory list, pick up all matching images in dir.
0001118 Usability feature closed (Tsoots) 2007-03-30 Give instant access to Style editor from within the Properties palette>Text give instant access to style editor from within the properties palette>text
0000466 Printing feature acknowledged 2006-11-03 Positioning printouts on the page positioning printouts on the page
0001086 Styles feature assigned (Tsoots) 2006-10-30 Lines styles with two or more parallel lines lines styles with two or more parallel lines
0000393 Graphics / Image Frames feature acknowledged 2006-05-26 SVG inside a picture frame svg inside a picture frame
0000498 Styles feature acknowledged 2006-05-03 Typography Preference Settings as part of Paragraph Styles typography preference settings as part of paragraph styles
0001008 User Interface feature acknowledged 2006-04-19 RFE: properties dialog addition ?
0001410 Story Editor / Text Frames feature acknowledged 2006-04-13 Allow automatic text frames after document has been started allow automatic text frames after document has been started
0000889 Shape Drawing feature acknowledged 2006-04-13 inverse bezier tool handling inverse bezier tool handling
0000461 Story Editor / Text Frames feature acknowledged 2006-04-13 drop-cap position for hanging, jutting, etc drop-cap position for hanging, jutting, etc
0000331 Story Editor / Text Frames feature acknowledged 2006-04-13 Enabled click and <meta key>+click to create new frame enabled click and <meta key>+click to create new frame
0000328 General feature acknowledged 2006-04-13 Ability to have line attributes (ie no style but changed settings) and styles per frame line ability to have line attributes (ie no style but changed settings) and styles per frame line
0000212 Story Editor / Text Frames feature acknowledged 2006-04-13 Ability to create initial vertical space at the beginning of a column ability to create initial vertical space at the beginning of a column
0001592 Story Editor / Text Frames minor confirmed 2006-04-12 New textframes not linkable to "Autoframes" new textframes not linkable to "autoframes"
0000492 Story Editor / Text Frames feature closed 2006-04-12 Footnotes which stay on the same page as the associated word footnotes which stay on the same page as the associated word
0000950 Story Editor / Text Frames feature confirmed 2006-04-08 non modal search dialog the search and replace dialogue should not be modal because the way it is now you cannot cut and paste into it.
0001032 Story Editor / Text Frames feature acknowledged 2006-02-07 Request: PDF Bookmarks at arbritrary locations within text frames. request: pdf bookmarks at arbritrary locations within text frames.
0000835 General feature acknowledged 2006-02-07 Measurement attachment to the guides and frames measurement attachment to the guides and frames
0001462 General tweak acknowledged 2006-02-06 Lines (borders) on frames are drawn from the center of the edge to the outside lines (borders) on frames are drawn from the center of the edge to the outside
0000459 General feature acknowledged 2006-02-06 template items could detach for stacking, moving, editing, deletion, on local pages template items could detach for stacking, moving, editing, deletion, on local pages
0000453 User Interface tweak acknowledged 2006-02-06 Tools>Outline dialog should be made consistent with other dialogs. tools>outline dialog should be made consistent with other dialogs.
0000454 User Interface tweak acknowledged 2006-02-06 Tools>Page Palette look need to be slightly tweaked and the name changed. tools>page palette look need to be slightly tweaked and the name changed
0000452 User Interface tweak acknowledged 2006-02-06 Tools>Bookmarks look is inconsistent with other dialogs tools>bookmarks look is inconsistent with other dialogs
0000304 Story Editor / Text Frames feature acknowledged 2006-02-06 predefined styles for text predefined styles for text
0000555 User Interface feature confirmed 2006-02-04 rotating objects without rotate-cursor rotating objects without rotate-cursor ?
0001627 Graphics / Image Frames feature acknowledged 2005-09-12 improvement for handling changes in images on disc improvement for handling changes in images on disc
0001423 General feature acknowledged 2005-09-10 Single key-stroke to kern letters... single key-stroke to kern letters...
0000371 Usability feature assigned (subik) 2005-07-24 Edit>Preferences>Fonts... improvements edit>preferences>fonts...>available fonts needs column sorting


Previous Roadmap formatted list click to uncollapse ---->

  • 131 Ability to have various typographic spacing (thin, en and em spaces) breakable and non-breakable... (subset if the "1.3.4 Hyphenation improvements # 417".)
  • 168 Single click should place text cursor
  • 185 Allow frames on templates to have content when applied to normal pages.
  • 187 (extra optional tags on frames to be more specific)
  • 204 Drop Cap only for the first paragraph
  • 212 Ability to create initial vertical space at the beginning of a column
  • 231 Add in ability to import Colour Sets into current document
  • 304 predefined styles for text
  • 306 Copying pages in Scripter
  • 321 vertical aligning
  • 328 Ability to have line attributes (ie no style but changed settings) and styles per frame line
  • 331 Enabled click and <meta key>+click to create new frame
  • 371 Edit>Preferences>Fonts...>Available Fonts needs column sorting
  • 393 SVG inside a picture frame
  • 398 kerning information not updated when selecting text
  • 415 rules above or below paras request
  • 452 Tools>Bookmarks look is inconsistent with other dialogs
  • 453 Tools>Outline dialog should be made consistent with other dialogs.
  • 454 Tools>Page Palette look need to be slightly tweaked and the name changed
  • 459 template items could detach for stacking, moving, editing, deletion, on local pages
  • 460 drop-cap with # of letters, or first word(s). subsequent paras shift-return for newline, no dropcap
  • 461 drop-cap position for hanging, jutting, etc
  • 466 Positioning printouts on the page
  • 480 Being able to *switch* items in the Distribute/Align menu
  • 492 Footnotes which stay on the same page as the associated word
  • 498 Typography Preference Settings as part of Paragraph Styles
  • 502? Multiselection in items Overview
  • 504 We need more accuray object selection
  • 505 Object sellection with Ctrl
  • 533 move objects in the object-tree
  • 555 rotating objects without rotate-cursor ?
  • 575 (in general multiple application of properties)
  • 577 Paragraph Styles -> Kerning and language options missing
  • 579 right-click paragraph, save as paragraph style
  • 689 basepoint of lines cannot be set to the middle or diagonal one
  • 835 Measurement attachment to the guides and frames
  • 889 inverse bezier tool handling
  • 950 The search and replace dialogue should not be modal because the way it is now you cannot cut and paste into it.
  • 990 Mail-Merge
  • 1008 ?
  • 1032? Request: PDF Bookmarks at arbritrary locations within text frames.
  • 1034 Edit Paste disabled after copy from another program, but Control V works
  • 1037 GetTextLength returns 0 for non-empty frame
  • 1069 Auto-adjust size of text box to the text
  • 1085 Better text on path control
  • 1086 Lines styles with two or more parallel lines
  • 1094 Importing multipage PDFs must give options for importing a selection of pages see also 1352 (dup)
  • 1118 Give instant access to Style editor from within the Properties palette>Text
  • 1212 styles for drop caps
  • 1321 Individual DPI settings
  • 1398 Improve memory efficiency of raster image export
  • 1406 Add text metrics to scripter
  • 1410 Allow automatic text frames after document has been started
  • 1423 Single key-stroke to kern letters...
  • 1462 Lines (borders) on frames are drawn from the center of the edge to the outside
  • 1463 Add pdf export "templates"
  • 1474 RTF Import
  • 1475 Bad hyphenating implementation
  • 1518 PrefsTable breaks if indexing is started from (1,0)
  • 1540? Issue with stylesheet and emphasis like italic or bold fonts
  • 1569 regression from 1.2
  • 1592 New textframes not linkable to "Autoframes"
  • 1598 - assigned Missing preference to text importer
  • 1622? Splitting the import menu
  • 1627 improvement for handling changes in images on disc
  • 1629 A need to run menu items from the scriptor for automation purposes
  • 1630 A macro recorder to build a script automatically from users actions.
  • 1663 ability to assign shortcut keys to the running of a script
  • 1671 - needs testing
  • 1678 Search in Picture Management should search user specified directory list, pick up all matching images in dir.
  • 2264 - Support more PDF/X-x versions
  • 2460 - Support JDF

Other issues not linked to issue queue:

  • New from Template toolbar button?
  • Tweak "save as template" - current UI is IMO confusing
  • Tweak nudge behaviour when snap to guides on
  • Tweak drag object behaviour when within snap distance of two different guides on the same axis
  • Editable template mechanism
  • Fix extreme performance issue when dragging complex vector selections like text converted to outlines
  • redraw issues
  • Try to avoid widows and orphans automatically? bug 132
  • Options for performance (eg, antialiasing, dragging of groups showing item outlines, etc)
  • A way to place PDF and EPS files containing mixed type, vector, and raster graphics such that they're not output rasterised to PDF or PS.
  • Compiling as a KDE Application by option, pure Qt only when KDE is not found. Gives us a lot of goodies for free.
  • Riku's new Preferences class for easy access to storage/load/save of settings from both main program and plugins
  • Managability features: Configurable template search path (probably in scribus.rc), ability to specify scribus.rc path with snippets to merge. Better description coming. Prompted by discussion with mlurie.

Optional Extras

  • KDE/WebDAV integration
  • Database and network storage
  • 'Edit in helper' (related to above) to edit text in an external app, as the current GIMP integration does it.
  • Scanner support Aquire from scanner, like in gimp
  • Digikam support
  • Dynamic Templates
  • Using Scribus objects via Scripter (like ScribusView.ActualPage.Item[1].SetText('bah')) => need to study python docs hard ;) (sip? )
  • Automatically select smallest printer-supported ISO (or US, where LC_PAPER is en_US) paper size that job will fit on when printing.

Ideas from the Bugtracker

This section contains useful single ideas from RFEs that have been closed, because they exceeded the scope of a layout program.

  • The ability to use real frame nodes as reference points to set coordinates rather than just bounding box keypoints.