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ella borat

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5-Fold Document - HowTo ?
« on: October 16, 2013, 10:43:50 pm »
I use scribus to design walls for exhibition-booths. In order to generate a poster covering 5 segments of a wall I tried to make a 5-Fold document. I use images and color gradients covering 5 pages.


1. Attempt (failed)

My first attempt was to edit the source file with an editor and modify the <pagesets>...</pagesets>.
I generated a new <set columns="5">..</set> entriy and made 5 <PageNames>..</PageNames> entries with different names.

The document opened successfully - but I could not find any way to select my new PageSet .... and after saving the document .... my pageset was gone.  :(

2. Attempt (promising)
I again edited the source file and took the PageSet "3-fold" and changed it to columns=5 and added 2 more PageNames using any of the existing "Middle", "Left Page" ..... some of them twice

Selecting 3-Fold in Document Layout gave me a very promising 5-Fold preview  :) -  but before spending days of work I would appretiate any feedback about any drawbacks with this proceeding or an example/howto.

I could not find useful documentation about the PageSets.
Can someone please confirm:

#) The "Name=" in <set> refers to an somewhere hardcoded  name and need to be any of "2-Fold","3-Fold",... Changing it to "AnyName" is not valid.

#) The "Name=" in <PageNames> referes to pre-defined MasterNames. I could not select a Master  initially but can assign one later for an individual Page.

Thanks a lot.

Scribus is an excellet tool - I use it to generate BusinessCards, Brochures and wallpapers for exhibition-stands (the 5 Pages end up in about 200 inch x 90 inch).

ingis

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Re: 5-Fold Document - HowTo ?
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2013, 11:57:05 am »
I use scribus to design walls for exhibition-booths. In order to generate a poster covering 5 segments of a wall I tried to make a 5-Fold document. I use images and color gradients covering 5 pages.

Hi, I have the same issue. I need 4, 6 or 8 pages in two rows. Everything works fine with 4-Fold, but didn't succeed to get 6-Fold or 8-Fold pages.

It would be great if somebody will found out how to do that :)

 

palmate