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Mad Slackw

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how to copy several text and image frames at once
« on: October 16, 2015, 06:30:59 pm »
hi everybody

i'm starting using scribus more regularly, and i'm trying to produce my own business card using several text and image frames. But now that i ended that business card layout, how can i copy all the text and image frames as they were a unique frame, instead of have to copy every frame again and again ?

Sorry for my bad english.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: how to copy several text and image frames at once
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2015, 10:26:08 pm »
hi mad slackw

as long as all the elements are on the same layer, just select all of them and press 'ctrl' + 'c' (or send the selection to the scrapbook…)
for elements on different layers it's a bit more complicated: you might select them in the 'outline' window and copy the selection – but when you paste it, all the elements will be on the same layer.

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Re: how to copy several text and image frames at once
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2015, 11:37:24 am »
I think that another solution in this case might be to group all items.

When I have done "business cards" (not for business, but the same style) I have made a template sheet (with guides for the "matrix" of cards), designed the card in the upper left "box". Then I save the file, select All, use Multiple duplicate and export to PDF. I do NOT save after the multiple duplicate, I just export to PDF and then close without saving. This means I save the version of the document that has only one copy of the card.

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Re: how to copy several text and image frames at once
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2015, 07:25:35 pm »
hi everybody

Utnik and Nermander, thanks for your replies.

Answering Utnik, as far as i understand, all the text and image frames are on the same layer, but i noticed that each frame has a different "level" number, and might be "up" or "down". I don't know if these levels work as a kind of sub-layers.

What i have tried to do is copy the several frames pressing alt+shift+C scribus copies those frames but the text inside doesn't appear (although the frames measure has not changed), it's like the text height or size has changed

i know that there is necessary a way to make a kind of a frame where the others frames are attached, but until now i didn't figure out how to move or copy a entire unit.

thanks again for yours reply

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Re: how to copy several text and image frames at once
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2015, 12:41:03 am »
hi mad slackw

…scribus copies those frames but the text inside doesn't appear…

if the text frame is part of a chain of connected text frames, all the text is anchored at the first frame – copies of the other frames are empty.
when you copy an individual text frame, the content should be visible.

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