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Import the styles first and then copying the text boxes from one to another should work. I am not near my 'big PC' so can't run through the exact process.
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Beginner Talk / Re: Image inserts upside down
« Last post by LesCM19 on Today at 12:52:46 pm »
My image editor Faststone displays images right way up every time, don't ask me how it does this, so when images are imported they can sometimes look rotated but are actually the way they are!

The reason the images disappear off the Scribus doc when rotated it s coz of the rotation point. By default it is one of the corners, change it to the central spot (you'll see all the coordinates change for the frame) and it will spin on the spot.
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as the other topic says: the real solution is in scribus 1.5.
there you can put a master page layer on top of a page layer... you cannot do that in the current stable scribus 1.4.

as a workaround, you can

- create a frame with the page number sign in it
- correctly place it in the current page
- send it to the scrapbook
- open the scrapbook and keep it open
- click on each page to select and double click on the scrapbook item to place it at the "original" position

of course, you can create two scrapbook items, one for the left side and one for the right side...

a bit tedious most of all if you  change your mind afterwards, but you should manage to add all the page numbers in about a minute...


ciao
a.l.e
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Beginner Talk / Making a "photobook" help ¿How I can show the numeration?
« Last post by Saolaina on August 15, 2018, 05:58:32 pm »
Estimated

I'm finishin a nice book about german bread and biology,  its has a lot of pictures in the backgroung. I used the automatic numeration, but the pictures hide the number of page, someone has fix this?
I found that work with the templates are the only solution?  (http://forums.scribus.net/index.php/topic,1263.msg5567.html#msg5567)
Thank you for your help
Alina ;D
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General Discussion / Re: Has anyone used Scribus with BookBaby for book printing?
« Last post by Nermander on August 14, 2018, 06:07:30 pm »
Yes, but the problem remains. Converting frmo RGB to CMYK requires a color profile for the conversion.

Normally you use a color profile that is for the specific printer and paper used. So if a printing company does not tell you what profile to use, they do likely not manage colors very good.
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Text and Typography / Re: Can't create new paragraph style
« Last post by johnmcn on August 14, 2018, 10:35:42 am »
Cancel the above -- the answer was blindingly obvious once I turned on my second screen. The palette was over there. Not quite sure why, but anyway all is well.  :D http://forums.scribus.net/Smileys/SoLoSMiLeYS1/cheesy.gif
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Text and Typography / Can't create new paragraph style
« Last post by johnmcn on August 14, 2018, 08:33:22 am »
I am very familiar with DTP software, having used InDesign for the last 15 years and QuarkXpress and PageMaker before that. I have just installed Scribus on a Windows 7 64-bit machine, but am having difficulty setting a new paragraph style. When I press F3, the Text Properties pallette comes up (the Edit menu says F4 activates the Style Manager dialog pallette, but that doesn't work). But there is no facility to create a New style - no button, nothing that looks like the illustrations in the various online tutorials that I have checked out, no panel on the LH side of the Style Manager to create a new style. All help appreciated, as I have a major annual report to get out very soon.
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General Discussion / Re: Has anyone used Scribus with BookBaby for book printing?
« Last post by dragonfly on August 13, 2018, 10:39:41 pm »
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dragonfly, can you explain why a PDF generated by pandoc would be less likely to be tweaked than a PDF generated by Scribus?

I did not explain my reasoning very well.
My thinking is that if a PDF is thrown back by the printer, suggesting that it requires changes, it should be a very quick process for the author (rather than the printer) to edit markdown source.  I write with admittedly no experience in the end print process.

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Of course you will have the problem that they require images converted to CMYK, but do not seem to specify a profile for that.

Searching further, I find that ImageMagick can convert image RGB to CYMK, through command line, but I have yet to test this.

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General Discussion / Re: Has anyone used Scribus with BookBaby for book printing?
« Last post by Nermander on August 13, 2018, 10:06:18 pm »
dragonfly, can you explain why a PDF generated by pandoc would be less likely to be tweaked than a PDF generated by Scribus?

I believe this document is the relevant information for what they require from the PDF
https://www.bookbaby.com/pages/pdf/book-printing-preparation-checklist.pdf

This guidance document seems to even refer to MS Word, so I doubt they have high requirements on the PDF quality.

The key points (aside from the dimensions) seem to be:
• All color must be converted to CMYK.
• All fonts must be embedded.
• Images must be 300 DPI.
• Save black & white images in grayscale mode.

Of course you will have the problem that they require images converted to CMYK, but do not seem to specify a profile for that.
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General Discussion / Re: Has anyone used Scribus with BookBaby for book printing?
« Last post by dragonfly on August 13, 2018, 07:21:15 pm »
This post led to me exploring further Indesign/BookBaby.
I have not used InDesign (I am on Linux) and I was unaware of BookBaby before reading this post.

This is a learning exercise for me. Since you have no takers I will chip in with some ideas.

On first reading my understanding is that BookBaby receives PDF as input from authors.

https://www.bookbaby.com/video-tutorials-pdfs

This tutorial suggests exporting PDF/X-4 and this is an option available in Scribus.

Thus, to attempt to answer your question, one option open is to create your content using Scribus and upload to BookBaby the interim layout as exported PDF.

However, I rather suspect from reading here
https://www.bookbaby.com/book-formatting/
that BookBaby might prefer to tweak the interim content (although probably for a fee).

Therefore, I would consider taking one step back and writing the content in raw markdown (using an editor such as Atom https://atom.io/ for text and images) and use pandoc https://pandoc.org/ to generate your PDF. I recommend the added package Markdown-Preview-Enhanced.  https://atom.io/packages/markdown-preview-enhanced.  There are other Atom packages which can be installed to improve workflow.

To place one of your photo images in markdown you would use simply ..
@import ("/path/to/your/photo.jpg").

Indeed you can also @import micro markdown sections of your document.

A master page could be a string of @import commands.

This approach bypasses both InDesign and Scribus although the output from pandoc filters can be imported into either layout engine. 

On a separate topic I have now read about importing Adobe *.idml into Scribus.

I'm not sure if that step is needed since the general idea is to avoid paying for Adobe product (at least until you can afford it from author's earnings).  However, from reading around I do see now how it might be possible to sync *.idml with *.sla formats.  Currently Scribus does not export *.idml.
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