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See also : [[Mouse shortcuts|Mouse shortcuts]] | [[Keyboard_Shortcuts by Key|Keyboard Shortcuts by Key]] | [[Keyboard_Shortcuts_Export|List and export of all Keyboard Shortcuts ]]
  
Since there are user-definable keyboard shortcuts, how about the ability to save a shortcut set so if someone's used to Quark they can just load the Quark shortcut set? Would lower the initial inconvenience of switching to a new DTP prog. Apparently this is already planned.
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== Scribus keyboard shortcuts ==
  
* I have rewritten the menu system and some of the shortcut manager. One of my next tasks is to allow loadable shortcut sets. We need the sets created. Perhaps someone would like to start this off by listing the shortcuts from their favourite DTP app. You do not need to create it in a special format, just list them here. eg.
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* Should be similar to shortcuts used in Inkscape / the Gimp
Application - Function - Shortcut<br>
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* There are many actions for which it's not possible to assign a shortcut in Scribus, eg:
XYZ - Copy - Control C
 
  
--[[User:Cbradney|Cbradney]] 23:43, 10 Feb 2005 (UTC)
 
  
:I've put a couple of shortcuts xml files [http://www.joebutton.co.uk/scribus/shortcuts/ here] to start the bowl rolling.
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<table border=1 cellpadding=3 cellspacing=0>
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<tr><td>Action</td><td>Suggested shortcut</td><td>Notes</td></tr>
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<tr><td>Edit text</td><td> </td><td></td></tr>
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<tr><td>Bigger font</td><td> </td><td></td></tr>
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<tr><td>Smaller font</td><td> </td><td></td></tr>
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<tr><td>Increase kerning / tracking</td><td>Ctrl+Shift+> </td><td>?</td></tr>
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<tr><td>Decrease kerning / tracking</td><td> Ctrl+Shift+< </td><td>?</td></tr>
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<tr><td>Drag Pasteboard</td><td> </td><td></td></tr>
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</table>
  
:* Quark 4 file is incomplete - will try and fix it soon
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Note: If not possible to assign a shortcut in Scribus, why the 'suggested shortcut' in the table?<br>
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We need to add the ability.--[[User:Cbradney|Cbradney]] 15:07, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  
:* The default Scribus shortcuts should probably be included in the other keysets unless those shortcuts are assigned to something else
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Any combo using shift is at this point pretty hard to track as its hard to get the base key.
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Eg, On my swiss french keyboard on this laptop, 1 and + are together. Shift 1 gives me a +, but the key I get back is +, and I cant find out about the 1. Even more troubling here is > and <. Shift < is >.--[[User:Cbradney|Cbradney]] 15:07, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  
:* Identify functions for which it's not currently possible to assign shortcuts in Scribus, eg. Edit text, Zoom in / out
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== Replacement shortcut sets ==
  
:* More shortcut sets needed, eg. Indesign, Gimp, Inkscape (Actually I think Scribus should probably aim to have common shortcuts with Gimp / Inkscape as a default - setting the defaults to be as usable as possible is a separate matter from the loadable key set thing. It might still be useful to have a unified list of shortcuts used by various apps).--[[User:Joeboy|Joeboy]] 17:49, 20 Feb 2005 (UTC)
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Scribus 1.3 has the ability to load and save custom shortcut sets in xml files, so if someone's used to eg. Quark they can just load a Quark-like shortcut set. Hopefully this should mitigate the initial disorientation involved in switching to a new DTP prog.
  
Quark 5 shortcuts are listed in [http://www.quark.com/service/desktop/cust_service/pdf/Win5KeyShort.pdf this pdf]. Anyone fancy hacking them out or retyping them all? :-) --[[User:Joeboy|Joeboy]] 15:46, 19 Feb 2005 (UTC)
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I've put a couple of shortcuts xml files [http://www.joebutton.co.uk/scribus/shortcuts/ here] to start the bowl rolling.
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* The default Scribus shortcuts should probably be included in the other keysets unless those shortcuts are assigned to something else
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* Real world testing in 1.3 to see what I've messed up
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* Identify important functions for which it's not currently possible to assign shortcuts in Scribus, eg. Edit text, Zoom in / out
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* More shortcut sets, eg. [[InDesign Shortcuts | InDesign]], [[Publisher Shortcuts | MS Publisher]], [[PagePlus Shortcuts | Serif PagePlus]], Gimp, Inkscape (Actually Scribus should probably aim to have common shortcuts with Gimp / Inkscape as a default).
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Quark 5 shortcuts are listed in [http://www.quark.com/service/desktop/cust_service/pdf/Win5KeyShort.pdf this pdf]. Anyone fancy hacking them out or retyping them all? :-)
  
 
How about user-definable mouse shortcuts, eg. triple-click text selects paragraph like in Word for example?
 
How about user-definable mouse shortcuts, eg. triple-click text selects paragraph like in Word for example?
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:[[User:Cbradney|Cbradney]] tells me this is difficult / unlikely, but the 1.3 roadmap includes work on mouse text selection
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--[[User:Joeboy|Joeboy]] 01:29, 21 Feb 2005 (UTC)
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== User Notes / Questions ==
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Looking at the Gnome HIG, wonder if you would consider Ctrl++ for Zoom in and Ctrl+- for Zoom out?
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<br>Inkscape and Gimp just use + or - --[[User:Cbradney|Cbradney]] 10:05, 19 Feb 2005 (UTC)
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:Votes++ --[[User:Joeboy|Joeboy]] 17:53, 19 Feb 2005 (UTC)
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Went with Control +/- so you can still zoom while typing. --[[User:Cbradney|Cbradney]] 23:39, 2 Apr 2005 (UTC)
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Wonder if you would consider for the Story Editor
  
Instead of escaping the characters (eg in PM 6.5 file), please use the format of:
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Ctrl+Shift+U for 'Update Text Frame and Exit' ?
<function name="pageInsert" shortcut="Ctrl+Shift+&amp;quot;" />
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  (Ctrl+U is 'Update Text Frame')
--[[User:Cbradney|Cbradney]] 20:21, 20 Feb 2005 (UTC)
 
  
:OK, I've updated the files accordingly. --[[User:Joeboy|Joeboy]] 00:32, 21 Feb 2005 (UTC)
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I'm still to rewrite the menu system for Story Editor --[[User:Cbradney|Cbradney]] 23:39, 2 Apr 2005 (UTC)

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See also : Mouse shortcuts | Keyboard Shortcuts by Key | List and export of all Keyboard Shortcuts

Scribus keyboard shortcuts

  • Should be similar to shortcuts used in Inkscape / the Gimp
  • There are many actions for which it's not possible to assign a shortcut in Scribus, eg:


ActionSuggested shortcutNotes
Edit text
Bigger font
Smaller font
Increase kerning / trackingCtrl+Shift+> ?
Decrease kerning / tracking Ctrl+Shift+< ?
Drag Pasteboard

Note: If not possible to assign a shortcut in Scribus, why the 'suggested shortcut' in the table?
We need to add the ability.--Cbradney 15:07, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Any combo using shift is at this point pretty hard to track as its hard to get the base key. Eg, On my swiss french keyboard on this laptop, 1 and + are together. Shift 1 gives me a +, but the key I get back is +, and I cant find out about the 1. Even more troubling here is > and <. Shift < is >.--Cbradney 15:07, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Replacement shortcut sets

Scribus 1.3 has the ability to load and save custom shortcut sets in xml files, so if someone's used to eg. Quark they can just load a Quark-like shortcut set. Hopefully this should mitigate the initial disorientation involved in switching to a new DTP prog.

I've put a couple of shortcuts xml files here to start the bowl rolling.

  • The default Scribus shortcuts should probably be included in the other keysets unless those shortcuts are assigned to something else
  • Real world testing in 1.3 to see what I've messed up
  • Identify important functions for which it's not currently possible to assign shortcuts in Scribus, eg. Edit text, Zoom in / out
  • More shortcut sets, eg. InDesign, MS Publisher, Serif PagePlus, Gimp, Inkscape (Actually Scribus should probably aim to have common shortcuts with Gimp / Inkscape as a default).

Quark 5 shortcuts are listed in this pdf. Anyone fancy hacking them out or retyping them all? :-)

How about user-definable mouse shortcuts, eg. triple-click text selects paragraph like in Word for example?

Cbradney tells me this is difficult / unlikely, but the 1.3 roadmap includes work on mouse text selection

--Joeboy 01:29, 21 Feb 2005 (UTC)

User Notes / Questions

Looking at the Gnome HIG, wonder if you would consider Ctrl++ for Zoom in and Ctrl+- for Zoom out?
Inkscape and Gimp just use + or - --Cbradney 10:05, 19 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Votes++ --Joeboy 17:53, 19 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Went with Control +/- so you can still zoom while typing. --Cbradney 23:39, 2 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Wonder if you would consider for the Story Editor

Ctrl+Shift+U for 'Update Text Frame and Exit' ?

(Ctrl+U is 'Update Text Frame')

I'm still to rewrite the menu system for Story Editor --Cbradney 23:39, 2 Apr 2005 (UTC)