Keyboard shortcuts

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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 / tracking
Decrease kerning / tracking
Drag Pasteboard

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)