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Reptorian

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Layer Properties under Scribus
« on: February 11, 2018, 03:56:20 am »
When I'm talking about Layer Properties, I'm talking about this thing right here



I would love to have layers only print when visible after exporting from Scribus. But, I am unable to find the option for that under Scribus.

RodneyLee

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Re: Layer Properties under Scribus
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 05:05:35 am »
Even to be able to make objects such as templates non-printable would be great.

utnik

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Re: Layer Properties under Scribus
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2018, 10:37:29 am »
hi reptorian

I would love to have layers only print when visible after exporting from Scribus.

could you explain your specific use case – i don't see the problem right now.
if you uncheck the 'print' box in the 'layers' palette, the layer won't be exported to the .pdf file and won't be printed.

Even to be able to make objects such as templates non-printable would be great.

again, i don't know what rodneylee is missing.
you can tell scribus for every object if it should be printed or not ('properties' → 'x, y, z').

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Re: Layer Properties under Scribus
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2018, 01:25:32 pm »

As it is now, you need to toggle visibility and printability independently. On toggle to rule them both is what's asked for.

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Re: Layer Properties under Scribus
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2018, 02:16:04 pm »
hi nermander

thanks for clarification!
imho it's better to split the two functions – but that's just me…

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Re: Layer Properties under Scribus
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2018, 04:38:04 pm »
Thanks, I guess I didn't look close enough, I did find that "print off" ability in Layers though :)

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Re: Layer Properties under Scribus
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2018, 05:05:35 pm »
imho it's better to split the two functions – but that's just me…

In most cases yes, but I can understand that it becomes confusing when for example non-visible layers print (user does not see them on screen, but they end up in print).

Also sometimes users may have different layers for different languages. In such cases the "Print only visible layers" most likely would be very useful. Otherwise one language may show on screen but another language get printed.

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Re: Layer Properties under Scribus
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2018, 05:55:21 pm »
could you explain your specific use case – i don't see the problem right now.
if you uncheck the 'print' box in the 'layers' palette, the layer won't be exported to the .pdf file and won't be printed.

I am using a car package design PDF for a project that I"m working on, and the reason I want to only print visible layer in a PDF reader is because I want to be able to toggle on/off combination of layers that I want to print. There are 8 layers in the PDF, and when I want to print specific layers that I want to see, I'll turn off visibility of layers, and I expect to print those.  To expand:

- Wood Measurement
- Automobile Measurement
- Object
- Vector Overlay
- Sketch
- Person Model
- Wood
- Original Reference Blueprint

This is from a PDF file used to make clay model of a car, and I can switch on/off layers that I don't want printed. I had to use PDF Architect 5 to enable printing only visible layers.

There are other specific use case like language switching.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2018, 06:01:19 pm by Reptorian »

 

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