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Googly Googly

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Nested Listing and Numbering
« on: December 04, 2017, 05:45:00 am »
I want to create the following type of nested numbering in Scribus, not manually.
Main points:
--> I want a list which continues independent of any other style, section, page etc.
--> If desired the list must depend on some variable like other style, list, heading, page, section, form etc.
--> There should be an option whether this list has any bearing on the numbering pattern of any Heading or listing.
--> It should be possible to restart the list anywhere and with any starting number.
--> There should be an option by which one can include more such lists nested inside any of the Heading or Listing.

Here is the sample output which I want:

1. Heading-1 Chapter Name

1.1 Heading-2 Topic-1 name

Paragraphs- Scribus is a great sofware. Scribus is a great sofware. Scribus is a great sofware. Scribus is a great sofware. Scribus is a great sofware. Scribus is a great sofware.
The following benefits we derive:
1. Its free
2. It has strong community support
3. There are regular updates
4. There are regular upgrades

Paragraphs- Scrubus community is very helpful. Scrubus community is very helpful. Scrubus community is very helpful. Scrubus community is very helpful. Scrubus community is very helpful.

1.2 Heading-2 Topic-2 name

Paragraphs- Styles is a speciality. A wonderful tool. Styles is a speciality. A wonderful tool.Styles is a speciality. A wonderful tool. Styles is a speciality. A wonderful tool.Styles is a speciality. A wonderful tool. Styles is a speciality. A wonderful tool.Styles is a speciality. A wonderful tool. Styles is a speciality. A wonderful tool.
Following are the benefits of styles:
5. You can define a set of things in one style.
6. You can apply one styles to the similar contents
7. You can import a style.

Paragraphs- Styles are fabulous. Styles are fabulous. Styles are fabulous. Styles are fabulous.


1.3 Heading-2 Topic-3 Styles continued.

Paragraph- All must learn styles. Its very powerful. All must learn styles. Its very powerful. All must learn styles. Its very powerful. All must learn styles. Its very powerful.
Enumerated benefits are know:
8. You clone a style
9. You can nest the styles.
10. You can have parent superceding in any style.

GarryP

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Re: Nested Listing and Numbering
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 10:51:20 am »
Welcome to the forum Googly Googly.

As far as I know, this sort of thing isn't possible with Scribus, except when done manually. Bullets and numbering are very basic in Scribus.

You could get the text how you want it using LibreOffice and import it but that's not a very efficient solution.

These comments relate to the current stable version of Scribus - 1.4.6 - but I have no idea if later (developmental) versions do anything different. Maybe one of the 1.5.x users can advise differently. (This shows some promise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfpZXmqrXRY)

You could try a script - e.g. https://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Bullets_and_numbered_lists - but you would probably have to mess around with it to get it working the exact way you want and that might take more time and/or effort than just doing it manually.

P.S. You might be able to wrangle the method given here https://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Sequentially_Numbered_Items_-_Basic_Method to do something like what you want but I don't have high hopes.

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Re: Nested Listing and Numbering
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 05:45:17 pm »
I am not sure how easy it is to do in Open/LibreOffice.

In MS Word you can have different "counters" for numbering, and decide when they should reset or continue.

But as Garry said, Scribus doesn't currently have features like this.

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Re: Nested Listing and Numbering
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 08:31:37 pm »
Am using scribus-1.5.3-linux-x86_64.AppImage on Ubuntu 16.04. Its not installed from the repository. Hence, there said path to paste the Bullets.py file is not working.

I could figure out the solution very much in the Scribus itself. You may get the file attached below. It can be downloaded and styles nesting may be viewed to know what all is done there. Finally, my faith in the engineer and technologist is intact.

 

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