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MacOS / Re: OS X install of Sribus 1.5.3
« Last post by GarryP on April 12, 2018, 10:40:32 am »
The SourceForge page can be a little confusing, but knowing that a DMG file is one of the ways to install software on OS X is just something that you have to learn if you are using OS X.
Having said that, since the Linux AppImage and Windows EXE installation files have the OS mentioned in their names, it might be good if the OS X one did so as well. That would at least make it more obvious. (The same goes for the stable version of Scribus too.)
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Text and Typography / Re: Properties > text > styles
« Last post by utnik on April 12, 2018, 07:17:20 am »
hi catteau
My version of scribus (1.4.6 on OSX) does not have a styles option within properties>text.  Is that my version?

a screenshot might help
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I don't seem to be able to insert an image here (insert image button above gives me html code img - /img - but I think it wants a URL for the image…

try 'attachments and other options' below the input frame.

utnik
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Beginner Talk / Re: Trouble with "Get Text"
« Last post by utnik on April 12, 2018, 07:05:59 am »
…the cursor is now a hand and I can do nothing with the text except in Story editor.

double clicking will bring you from frame editing to content editing mode.
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Where is text in properties in 1.5.3?

there is a new palette for 'text properties'. (f3)

utnik
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Layout Issues / Re: Problem with text frames
« Last post by utnik on April 12, 2018, 06:57:51 am »
hi esjai

direct printing from scribus may or may not work. i wouldn't recommend it!
how did you generate your .pdf file? the correct way is to export it via 'file' → 'export' → 'save as pdf'.

utnik
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Beginner Talk / Re: Trouble with "Get Text"
« Last post by remadepreacher on April 12, 2018, 03:53:44 am »
I can now answer #3, Get Text is in Content. Also the problems with #2 are not happening in 1.5.3. Unfortunately, the result is the same as in #1. A cursor shows over the text until you click it, then it becomes a hand.

Also, now there is a new question,
4. Where is text in properties in 1.5.3?
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Layout Issues / Problem with text frames
« Last post by esjai on April 12, 2018, 03:10:59 am »
I am very new to Scribus, so I am guessing I've missed something, but I have an issue with the right hand side of all my text frames cutting off. Images are fine, it's just the text frames. They appear fine when looking at them in Scribus, but not when printed to either a printer or pdf. I've attached a print screen of Scribus as well as one of the pdf output. I have search both Google and the forum, but I can't find a fix.
Thank you for any help! I appreciate it.

PS: I love Scribus. Thank you for such a wonderful free software.
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Beginner Talk / Trouble with "Get Text"
« Last post by remadepreacher on April 12, 2018, 01:51:57 am »
I have three issues to bring up in this subject:
1. I've created new documents with 30 pages and linked automatic text boxes. If I paste in plain text in the first box and move the mouse over the text you see the cursor. But if I use get text for input from an .odt the cursor is now a hand and I can do nothing with the text except in Story editor. I've tried checking different options with paragraph styles and it makes no difference. As I'm needing to use advanced text options in properties, this won't do. I'm using Scribus 1.4.6 in OS X High Sierra. I also opened it in 1.5.3 and the trouble remains the same.
2. The second document I tried this on will not get text properly. This happened with the first one as well, until I removed a picture and footnotes. But I've removed those from this one and it still jumbles up nearly 7 pages of text on to the the bottom of the first and the second page. Both documents were created on OO Writer and have the same content and formatting.
3. How do you get text from an .odt in 1.5.3?
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MacOS / Re: OS X install of Sribus 1.5.3
« Last post by remadepreacher on April 12, 2018, 12:35:20 am »
Thanks, d.l.e. It was hard to know .dmg was for OS X.
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Text and Typography / Properties > text > styles
« Last post by catteau on April 11, 2018, 07:55:20 pm »
I keep seeing instructions to apply styles by following "Properties > text > styles"

My version of scribus (1.4.6 on OSX) does not have a styles option within properties>text.  Is that my version?  I'm really confused! 

I don't seem to be able to insert an image here (insert image button above gives me html code img - /img - but I think it wants a URL for the image, I don't seem to be able to upload an image here).  So what I see in properties> text is five rows of stuff to set the font and font size, followed by a box for setting columns and their width and spacing, and within that box, another box labeled "Tabulators".   That's it.  I've clicked on everything I can find within Properties to see if it might be elsewhere, but I don't see any option to select styles.

I have found the menus to set styles through Edit > text > styles, but I'm baffled as to why everyone else seems to have it in Properties as well.

Thanks!



catteau
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Beginner Talk / Re: Remove Page shadow from PDF output?
« Last post by GarryP on April 11, 2018, 12:13:56 pm »
It's an easy mistake to make when you're starting out so please don't worry about it.

It's probable that the "annoying white ring" that you mentioned is also something to do with your PDF reader. (I'm still curious as to what that was/is.)

The general rule is: "If you can see it while viewing the PDF, Scribus didn't put it there." There are some exceptions - crop and registration marks are two off the top of my head - but, normally, if you can see it on the PDF then either you put it there yourself or your PDF reader put it there.

It's always a good idea to have multiple PDF readers installed and to periodically check that your documents look okay with them all. If you're creating documents that you expect to be read on-line then it's also good practice to have multiple web browsers installed and to check that your PDF is properly displayed in those too.

For example, I have a simple newsletter that looks just fine in Adobe Reader (and Chrome, if I remember correctly) but looks awful in Firefox because of an issue with embedding one of the fonts I use in it. I have to outline that font to get it looking right in Firefox but that means that the text in that font is no longer searchable. It's not a huge problem for me in this circumstance but you are better off checking before making anything major.

Anyway, if you have any other issues, please don't hesitate to bring them up in the forum.
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