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apastuszak

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I design stamp album pages using Scribus
« on: January 31, 2014, 07:55:18 pm »
I have been designing stamp album pages using Scribus for the last 2+ years.  I have actually complete all modern stamps from Ukraine, and use it for all sorts of other stamp pages designs.  I'm in no way a graphic artists.  Just a guy who likes to tinker.

I make everything, including the Scribus files available on my web site for download:

http://www.stamphacks.com

Here's a sample page:

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utnik

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Re: I design stamp album pages using Scribus
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2014, 09:04:11 pm »
hi apastuzak

i'm not collecting stamps, but your work looks impressive!
just one suggestion: in order to avoid disturbing gaps between the words, you should always hyphenate all justified text blocks (or align the text to the left…)
i would never set narrow columns with justified, but not hyphenated text in a page layout…

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apastuszak

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Re: I design stamp album pages using Scribus
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2014, 09:43:49 pm »
Those text boxes are all hyphenated.

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Re: I design stamp album pages using Scribus
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2014, 10:45:12 pm »
Those text boxes are all hyphenated.

i see – sorry!
but you didn't select the correct (english) dictionary for your hyphenation.
otherwhise (and with a little tweaking on the advanced settings,) the text sould look more or less like my attached screenshot…

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Re: I design stamp album pages using Scribus
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2014, 10:55:56 pm »
Ok, so I have English selected.  That's the default.  Is there more I need to do other than that?

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Re: I design stamp album pages using Scribus
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2014, 11:00:41 pm »
Well, that explains a heck of a lot.  The app hyphenator was set to English.  But the document was set to Greek for some reason.

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Re: I design stamp album pages using Scribus
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2014, 11:10:08 pm »
The app hyphenator was set to English.  But the document was set to Greek for some reason.

ok, then everything is clear…
…and for optimal results take a look at 'optical margins' and 'advanced settings' too.

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Re: I design stamp album pages using Scribus
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2014, 11:20:48 pm »
Thank you!  I will take a look at those later tonight!

I did pages for US Stamps using Adobe Source Sans Pro: