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Beginner Talk / Re: Word Count function
« Last post by JohnJR on July 13, 2017, 07:46:41 pm »
Thanks a.l.e,

I couldn't quite follow your suggested path.  I am a Mac user which might have something to do with it.  I "selected" the a text frame (red outline with little corner and side box nodes), but then could not find a "text info" to click on, nothing presented itself.  I looked in the main menu and at best found Scripter > Scribus Scripts > Info Box, but there was nothing there.

By the way, I use(d) Scribus to format a novella, and once I got the hang of it found it would work for longer works a chapter at a time.

Thanks,
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Beginner Talk / Re: [1.4.6] Selected text character count
« Last post by GarryP on July 13, 2017, 12:28:31 pm »
Welcome to the forum eupiteco.

Right-clicking a text frame and selecting "Info" from the menu will show you the paragraph, line, word and character counts for that frame but I don't know how accurate they are or exactly what they count. For example, using 10 paragraphs of sample English text gives 10, 32, 662, 3491 respectively from "Info" but 10, <no count>, 662, 3482 in the Story Editor. Different character counts but I don't know why.

Any figures in braces (from Info) are - as far as I can tell - the amount of text that cannot be shown, normally because the frame isn't large enough to hold all of the text.

Getting back to your specific needs, as far as I know, you cannot find out these metrics from a selection.
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Layout Issues / Changingcolours
« Last post by m s narayanan on July 13, 2017, 09:24:39 am »
Dear sirs
I have 4 or 5 paragraphs in a page. I want to change a paragraph to red.  In some other paragraph, I wanted to highlight a sentence in yellow.
Would you please guide me as to how these can be done.

M S Narayanan
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Beginner Talk / [1.4.6] Selected text character count
« Last post by eupiteco on July 13, 2017, 07:20:47 am »
Hi! I'm looking for a specific character count tool in scribus. Already found the story editor witch gives the number of characters in a paragraph, but I need to know the number of characters in the lines of the text frame. I thought that by selecting (highlighting) a line that would be possible, but I can't find a way to do so.

Help is appreciated

 :D :D :D
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Beginner Talk / Re: Word Count function
« Last post by a.l.e on July 13, 2017, 12:13:36 am »
for a specific text frame, right click on the text frame and and click on "text info".

for the whole document: use the script to export the full document's text and use your usual tool.
(it would not be hard to create a word counter for the document (if it indeed does not exist) but i somehow wonder if it would really be that useful: hint: you're not really supposed to write longer texts in scribus...)
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Beginner Talk / Word Count function
« Last post by JohnJR on July 12, 2017, 09:34:40 pm »
Hi Folks,

I have searched high and low, but cannot find if Scribus has a word count feature.  If it does how do you access it?  What's the work around if it doesn't?

Thanks,
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Layout Issues / Re: Border lines
« Last post by GarryP on July 12, 2017, 05:36:37 pm »
Ah, I heard about the new snapping functions a little while back. Stable-version users won't get these until 1.6 but it's nice to know they're on their way.
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Layout Issues / Re: Border lines
« Last post by utnik on July 12, 2017, 04:33:15 pm »
…Unfortunately though, you cannot have an image and text in the same frame.

that's true, but with scribus 1.5.3 you can snap items to each other (‚page‘ → ‚snap to items’) – so you can insert different frames with the same position and the same dimensions…

utnik
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Layout Issues / Re: Border lines
« Last post by GarryP on July 12, 2017, 02:33:25 pm »
You can format the outline (border) of a text frame in exactly the same way as you would for a normal shape (a text frame defaults to having both fill and line colours of "None" but you can change them).
You can think of a text frame as a shape that you can also put text in.
You can also format the outline of an image frame in the same way as a shape or text frame.
Unfortunately though, you cannot have an image and text in the same frame.
See: https://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Text_over_images for some basic examples of text over images.
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Layout Issues / Re: Border lines
« Last post by m s narayanan on July 12, 2017, 01:56:56 pm »
dear sir
 if i get a text to the main frame, there are no borders surrounding the text. hence i wondered
if i can draw a rectamgle, using tools, and within that rectangle i can insert a text frame.

m s narayanan
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