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core

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Grid not behaving as expected
« on: December 23, 2016, 10:18:57 am »
I have started my first project on Scribus. So far so good except the normal tedious learning of work flows and shortcuts.

My question is around the grids.
I have activated them but I cannot seem to change their spacing at all.
I am in the preferences>guides dialogue. I try tweeking the major and minor grid spacing values, and applying the changes but nothing happens on my page!
I also changing the colour of the grid lines seems to have no effect.

A simple search around on how to use grids seems to all point to this location for changing the grids.

Can someone see what I am doing wrong here?

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Re: Grid not behaving as expected
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2016, 11:45:06 am »
normally, you should not use the grid in scribus.

grids are more useful for vector drawing...

and after having said all that, if you want to see them, you should make them visible in the "view" menu....

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Re: Grid not behaving as expected
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2016, 01:15:53 pm »
hi core

as for many other settings there are two different places to define this grid:
  • 'preferences' → 'guides' → 'grid' for the standard settings for all new documents (won't affect existing files!)
  • 'file' → 'document setup' → 'guides' → 'grid' to change the settings of an open file.
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« Last Edit: December 23, 2016, 01:18:12 pm by utnik »

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Re: Grid not behaving as expected
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2016, 03:46:07 pm »
Ok found this now.
Makes sense in a bizarre way.
So doc setup (File>Document setup) is for the current doc, and (File>preferences) for future docs.
Even though these dialogues look pretty similar if not the exact same.

Would be good if in someones youtube tutorial this is made clear to noobs like me.

Thanks

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