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General Discussion / Move center of image for rotating
« Last post by mikolaskova on May 14, 2017, 09:00:26 am »
Hi,

by doubleclick on the an image I can move, whith SHIFT rotate it...

The icon of the center image is in the middle, but the center of rotation is somewhere in the left corner.
Is it possible to move the center of image?

Thanks and regards,

Adriana
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Beginner Talk / Scribus hide file operation and edit toolbar
« Last post by mikolaskova on May 14, 2017, 07:57:37 am »
Hi,
how can  I remove  the  file operation and edit toolbar from the gui?

I did not find the corresponding entry in the Window Menu... where can I hide them?

(I want to display only the tools on the left and the properties on the right)

Thanks and regards,

Adriana
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Beginner Talk / Re: Initial document feedback
« Last post by CGood on May 14, 2017, 07:13:07 am »
Ruperty - my error - it seems like copying text from a pdf loses the flow of a line of text and imposes a new line. I tried copying your text from his pdf back to the sample I posted. It retained new lines even when given plenty of space to flow the text. I didn't realize but it appears to be a property of pdfs, not your particular text.
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Text and Typography / Is OpenType feature Character Variants not supported?
« Last post by southwindows on May 13, 2017, 11:47:17 pm »
I'm continuing my testing of the OT features in 1.5.3 svc.  I have three fonts that contain the OT Character Variants feature (cv01-cv20), along with others.  The other features all show up in the Text Properties/Font Features dialog, but Character Variants never does.  Is this not supported?  The CV features are for Latin and Greek scripts (nothing exotic like the historic scripts in Plane 1) so it should work.
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Beginner Talk / Re: Page Numbers Exporting as "?"
« Last post by RobSay on May 13, 2017, 04:09:18 pm »
Found this topic whilst searching for a solution to the same numbering issue on 1.4.6 - my solution is a little more precise and may help others:

TL,DR: Use Style Manager to manage your styles, avoid any manual styling of frames for page numbers.

Creating a book with front matter + content + back matter and differing numbering schemes - my front matter numbering was producing exclamation and question marks, Here's the setup:

Document:
SectionContentPage rangeNumberingMaster PageParagraph StyleConverted PDF Output
AFront Matterp1-p4No numbersFront MatterContent Footerleft aligned exclamation
BFront Matterp5-p10roman: v,vi,vii .. Front MatterContent Footercenter aligned - exclamation marks in out: '!,!I,!II, ...'
CNormalp5-p10numeric: 1,2,3 .. Normal Left & RightContent Footercenter aligned numbers

  • Numbering sections - one covering A & B starting at 5 and one for C.
  • Style: Content Footer - EB Garamond 12 Regular @ 10pt size, All Caps (I was using the same style for header & footer throughout).
Everything displayed fine in Scribus. It was only on export that the problem occurred.

I'd edited the style and switched to using EB Garamond 8 Regular @ 10pt size - because the floral decoration glyph was different between the two. At some stage I had manually edited the style on the footer frame in the front matter page - it was using the '12 Regular' style - overriding the paragraph character style. As soon as I re-applied the Content Footer style to the frame on the 'Front Matter' Master Page - the problem disappeared, A was blank, B was roman numerals. Manual editing of the frame style on the front matter causes the output to revert to the problem characters.
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Beginner Talk / Re: Initial document feedback
« Last post by ruperty on May 13, 2017, 03:40:32 pm »

I'm slightly confused, how do you denote a new paragraph without a carriage return?

* First set-up a character style for your body text as you want the text to look.
* Then set-up a paragraph style based on the character style while also setting how you want your paragraphs to look (indents, spacing, etc.).
* Then set-up another paragraph style based on the first paragraph style but also add the drop caps formatting.

Thanks, very useful, it worked well (apart from above query).
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Beginner Talk / Re: Initial document feedback
« Last post by GarryP on May 13, 2017, 02:25:05 pm »
* First set-up a character style for your body text as you want the text to look.
* Then set-up a paragraph style based on the character style while also setting how you want your paragraphs to look (indents, spacing, etc.).
* Then set-up another paragraph style based on the first paragraph style but also add the drop caps formatting.

Apply the first paragraph style (not drop caps) to the whole frame, then apply the second paragraph style (with drop caps) to just the first paragraph.

Once you have set-up your styles you can make changes very quickly by just changing the underlying character style or either paragraph style. (Always make changes to the "base" style first so that the change ripples up the chain.)

See the very simple attached example with a Body Text character style which is used by the Body Text paragraph style which in turn is used by the Body Text Drop Cap paragraph style. Any changes to the character style will automatically be applied to any text formatted using either paragraph style.
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Beginner Talk / Re: Initial document feedback
« Last post by ruperty on May 13, 2017, 01:57:38 pm »
It looks like you may have used the return to force new lines - if so I don't believe you need to do that.

Thanks, all, for the good suggestions, that I will work through. On this point, though, how do you set a new paragraph; so that it is indented and without drop caps (which I only want in the first paragraph)?
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Beginner Talk / Re: Initial document feedback
« Last post by GarryP on May 13, 2017, 10:30:19 am »
Just to refine something that CGood said above, you can use a "grid concept" to help you define your page layout but please don't use the GRID itself, use GUIDES instead. The GRID can be used to help with drawing shapes but GUIDES should be used for page layout.
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Beginner Talk / Re: Initial document feedback
« Last post by CGood on May 12, 2017, 06:23:54 pm »
One additional idea - perhaps to consider later - is the use of a grid concept to help with over all page organization.
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