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Beginner Talk / Re: Scribus can't find Dejavu fonts
« Last post by jsandoval on July 19, 2017, 07:02:33 am »
Thanks for the help. I just recently upgraded to stretch, hehe, but as this es my personal computer so I can go with testing (I usually wait a little before going to testing, but I'll do it to have the bug in freetype fixed).

Again, thanks. You're really kind.
Beginner Talk / Cross-References?
« Last post by natewillsheets on July 19, 2017, 02:47:52 am »
Hi there,

I downloaded Scribus but I realized there is one critical thing I need in order to make the switch from Word, and that is the ability to cross reference. Word easily allows me to have multiple sentences in my work saying things like, "We will talk more about this on page 23", with "23" being a cross reference to a heading I choose. This allows headings to move from page to page as I piece together documents, and all of my references to other pages updated.

Can Scribus do this? If so, could you please link me to a tutorial? I did search, but I am not seeing anything recent. Thank you!
Layout Issues / Cannot find First Line Offset
« Last post by brasscomposer on July 18, 2017, 02:07:24 pm »
I've been trying to wrangle with some text and align it across two columns. A friend recommended I use a First Line Offset setting. I'm on Scribus 1.5.3, and for the life of me, my Text Frame doesn't seem to have a First Line Offset tab/section/thing.

Where can I find it except for the F2-Properties when highlighting the Frame?
Beginner Talk / Flip pages horizontally
« Last post by m s narayanan on July 18, 2017, 12:12:35 pm »
Dear all
I have been successful with your help in creating a colourful newsletter. I converted the file to PDF format.  It is fine.
But is there a method so that pages are flipped horizontally instead of vertically as is possible in flipbuilder.

Thanking you.

M S Narayanan
PDF Generation / Re: problems with faded CMYK color
« Last post by flomman on July 18, 2017, 11:23:40 am »
Thanks for the reply mnawij,

I have put both RGB and CMYK images in there.  The results are the same for both. Before I go to print, I will convert all to CMYK.  This is the 8th year I've produced this calendar, and working this way has always worked out fine.  But the scariest thing for me is the simple solid colors which I have applied as background colors to frames.  The solid colors are all CMYK and created by Scribus, and yet they are also faded.  I have added attachments to this post to give examples.  The colors as they appear when Color Management is not enabled are the colors which I have always used for the calendar.  And yet, once Color Management is enabled, it seems like it is impossible to set the colors I want e.g. in the last attachment.  Green is the most horribly changed I think.  Yellow doesn't seem to be too bad.  See what you think.

This is so horrible.  I was thrilled that I had found a workable alternative to the outrageously overpriced Indesign, but If this cannot be sorted out... :'(

Thanks again for the help.
PDF Generation / Re: problems with faded CMYK color
« Last post by mnawij on July 18, 2017, 05:46:18 am »
Hi Flomman,

Just a quick question, what colorspace are the original pictures that are placed into the scribus doc?

PDF Generation / Re: Color management problem in PDF export with Scribus 1.5.3
« Last post by Servatius on July 17, 2017, 10:54:50 pm »
Thanks for the nice welcome, Garry.

I followed your advice and uploaded the complete folders here.
PDF Generation / problems with faded CMYK color
« Last post by flomman on July 17, 2017, 09:31:50 pm »
Hi.  I am new to Scribus, but have used Indesign for many years.  I recently ditched Windows and am now running Linux Mint.  It's taken me a little bit to get used to Scribus, but I think I'm getting there :D  I am laying out a fairly complex calendar, and am working to a deadline.  I just got to the point where I am ready to print the first stage proofs, and when I exported to PDF, all the colors were washed out and faded.  I figured it was a color profile issue, downloaded the Adobe color profiles and installed them in the right folder.  Now I have set  the color profiles to US Web Coated (SWAP), which I think is what I was using in Indesign.  There is a marginal improvement, but the colors are still very faded and washed out.  I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.  I never had to mess with this stuff in indesign, it just worked out of the box, so I don't have too much experience here.  When I export the pdf for screen/web, everything is fine, but as soon as I export for print, the results are as I have described.  With Color Management enabled, the colors are bad in Scribus too.  Can anyone give me any pointers?  Thanks so much!
Beginner Talk / Re: Scribus can't find Dejavu fonts
« Last post by a.l.e on July 17, 2017, 12:24:16 pm »
ok, after a few tests, i have an update:

- debian testing has freetype 2.8.0, which does not has the bug affecting the way dejavu is seen by scribus.
- scribus will not automatically recognize again dejavu, you first have to manually force scribus to re-create the font cache by
  - quitting scribus,
  - removing (or, better renaming) the ~/.config/scribus/checkfonts150.xml file
  - starting scribus
- debian stable (stretch, debian 9) still has 2.6.3 and i'm not sure if it will ever get 2.6.5+ (the ones without the bug)
- the relevant bug in debian was ... closed.

personally, if you're not using your computer as a server, i would suggest you to use debian testing instead of debian stable for desktop usage.

hope that helps...
Beginner Talk / Re: Scribus can't find Dejavu fonts
« Last post by a.l.e on July 17, 2017, 11:47:24 am »
the workaround would be to compile the newest freetype and then scribus by linking to it.

personally, i would not do it.

i can try to ping our debian maintainer and see if he has a clue, why the update of freetype has not been accepted yet...
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