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MacOS / Re: gimp as plugin
« Last post by tommylui on Today at 12:42:46 am »
Thanks, that nailed it, now I just have some studying to do  ;D
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MacOS / Re: gimp as plugin
« Last post by utnik on October 18, 2017, 10:36:41 pm »
go to 'preferences' → 'external tools' → 'image processing tool' and tell scribus where it will find gimp.

utnik
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MacOS / gimp as plugin
« Last post by tommylui on October 18, 2017, 07:21:59 pm »
When trying to edit a picture in scribus and it try to open gimp, i get the message that gimp is not installed (which it is )
Any suggestions ?

Scribus 1.4.1   Gimp 2.8.14   Macos 10.9.5

Macbook 2009  2.53GHz  Intel Core 2 Duo

Greetings
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Layout Issues / Re: Master Page elements
« Last post by a.l.e on October 18, 2017, 09:08:45 am »
no, master pages are a "background image" for your page.

you can use the scrapbook, but the changes you will do on one item will not reflect on the others.

in the development version of scribus there are patterns, which are scrapbook elements that are linked together... which could better fit your needs.
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Layout Issues / Master Page elements
« Last post by icehawke on October 18, 2017, 04:21:52 am »
So I am using Scribus (ver 1.4.6 on Windows) to prototype some cards for a game I have in development. Since a lot of the layout on the cards is similar, I thought to use elements on the Master page to put the stuff there so it's uniform size and positioning, etc. However, I cannot edit text on a text frame that was placed via the master page on the individual page.

Is what I am attempting even possible? And if it is, what am I doing wrong? :)

To make sure we are on the same page, here is what I am doing:
1. Add text frame to Master page.
2. go to normal page and attempt to edit text.
3. proceed with long string of verbalized expletives as it doesn't work.
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Layout Issues / Re: creating a wordpress template
« Last post by a.l.e on October 16, 2017, 10:17:45 am »
no, not really. sorry.
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Layout Issues / creating a wordpress template
« Last post by dwain bourne on October 16, 2017, 02:08:12 am »
Hi, is it possible to create a wordpress template in Scribus? If so, can someone either give me a link to go to, or the basics on how to do it.
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Text and Typography / Re: Bengali text
« Last post by muhammodmasum on October 15, 2017, 07:21:20 pm »
Thank you very much. Now Bengali text is working ok. A great Thank you.
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PDF Generation / Export CMYK PDF Fogra39
« Last post by radu81 on October 15, 2017, 02:34:16 pm »
Hello,
I need to print a document in cmyk pdf with all colours converted to FOGRA39 profile. It's my first time I am creating a pdf for print with Scribus, I did lots of brochures in InDesign and had no problems with printing, and I am a little scared to do mistakes now since it's not a cheap print for me.

So my questions are, can someone indicate me step by step how scribus document should be set and how to export the pdf correctly? Marks and bleeds are easy to set, what I don't know is how to set the Fogra39 profile.

Thank you in advance.
p.s. I attach a pdf with the requirements
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Text and Typography / Re: Clipping and skewing text
« Last post by Portreve on October 14, 2017, 05:37:28 pm »
I would like to echo some of the comments up-thread. Scribus is a desktop publishing program first and foremost, and not some kind of effects package. Classically, standard desktop publishing programs (and my memory is long enough to stretch back as far as Springboard Publisher, Aldus PageMaker, etc.) have relatively limited ranges of effects they can apply to type, the idea of which being they are designed for layout functionality, and doing all kinds of stuff to type falls much more under the heading of graphics software. I know that in more recent times, Adobe InDesign has somewhat blurred the lines here, but even it has its limits, and requires one to use other software, like Photoshop or Illustrator, etc., and then one can import that object as an image.

I'm not per-se against Scribus having extended graphical capabilities. There are times when it would be nice if it also did some of the stuff InDesign does, but I'm not going to ask Scribus' developers to turn it into another iteration of, for example, Inkscape.

Now, all that said, I'm also old enough to remember some utility software we used to have in Mac OS which would do type effects by way of taking the initial text you were interested in (for example, a business name) and parameters of what you were interested in doing (drop shadows, mirror reflections, etc.) and then sending that to a network-attached, PostScript-capable laser printer for rendering, and then returning the finished data to the user as an image which could be saved as an EPS or a TIFF. (Yes, I do go back a fair bit...) I also remember latter generations of that sort of graphics utility software being able to apply the effects through local processing (i.e. on the computer you were using) because by then Adobe had released PostScript to the extent that others could make use of it.

Getting to the point raised here originally by eudoxos, I would think the best-practices way to do what you're trying to is to use Scribus to set the initial text you want at a large enough size that it will be easily worked on by you, then convert that text to outlines, export that page to SVG and open it in InkScape, do whatever it is you want to do with it and save it in there, then import the resulting object back into Scribus and place it into your layout however it is you see fit. That's how I would do it, anyway.
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