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Beginner Talk / Re: Export PDF is blank
« Last post by mnawij on Today at 04:47:58 am »
Welcome NobleBear,

Are you creating the pdf file with Scribus' export to pdf or with a 'print to pdf' driver through the print dialog box?


Beginner Talk / Export PDF is blank
« Last post by NobleBear on Today at 04:14:24 am »
Hi, I'm new to Scribus and new to these forums! :)

I'm on a Win10 Laptop and am producing a PDF for Drive Thru Cards for a game I hope to publish in the next month or two. After working out all the required specifications they need for both Scribus and the PDF, the export came out completely blank. This happened when opening the file in both Foxit and Acrobat Pro.

I checked the file and the specs in the save I had and it seemed to be in order so tried again. Still blank. Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you for your time and consideration.
Bear hugs
MacOS / Apple Magic Mouse hyper sensitive
« Last post by Tim Nunn on Today at 02:59:15 am »
I'm just starting on Scribus so may have missed a way to correct this but currently having issues with the Magic Mouse constantly drifting the page, involuntarily changing values in any control windows and generally being a pain. I can see there is an argument that it is simply not suitable for this sort of use but any guidance would be appreciated.

I'm running Scribus 1.4.6 on OS10.13.4.
Text and Typography / Re: Font not available in Scribus
« Last post by loggerjack on Today at 02:38:23 am »
Try this:

Open Scribus.
Cancel the 'New Document' window without opening a document.
Go to File>Preferences and click on the 'fonts' tab in the left hand sidebar.
Click on the 'additional paths' tab
Click 'Add' and use the dialogue box which opens to make your way to the folder* containing your Raleway font.
Click 'Open' and the path to your font folder should now be visible in the 'Additional Paths' panel
Click OK, then close Scribus.
When you open Scribus again, it will search the additional path you just added for fonts which will appear amongst your other fonts in all the appropriate places.

*To find the fonts folder in Windows 10 :
General Discussion / Re: Embedding Fonts
« Last post by a.l.e on Today at 02:22:06 am »
personally, i also consider that if a font disappears, then it's a bug.

but, as said above, i'm not sure that this can happen with 1.5.

so, before telling that scribus has a bug, please check if this bug can still happen in the current code.

you don't have to use scribus 1.5 if you don't want and, indeed, for helping the users one should know how 1.4 works.

but if you want to make proposals for the future development or talk about bugs (most of all bugs that do not affect the most people in their daily business), i think you should first check the stand in the current development version.
there are bugs that will be fixed in 1.4, but generally speaking 1.5 is the future and that's where the development is done.
Text and Typography / Font not available in Scribus
« Last post by jnelson522 on April 26, 2018, 11:00:40 pm »
I have Raleway installed on my system (Windows 10), but it is not available in Scribus. What could I do to make it usable?
Text and Typography / Re: Can't set my language as default in spell check.
« Last post by loggerjack on April 26, 2018, 07:52:33 pm »
OK, replying to my own question, I've realised that  ...

(a) I don't need to go into text editor to spell check, I can just click on the text frame within the main window then go to item>check spelling
(b) Method (a) is convenient and it works, therefore I no longer care why spell check doesn't work within text editor
(c) The reason I can't choose English (UK) in style editor is because it has already been set as my default language.

OK, so I'm a duffus. My only slight excuse is that I've been using Scribus for about 12 years (love it, thanks to everybody who has worked so hard to make it so great) and a lot of menus and settings have changed since I last tried to sort out the spell check.

I'll get my coat ........
General Discussion / Re: Embedding Fonts
« Last post by GarryP on April 26, 2018, 02:36:11 pm »
My point is that it is not expected behaviour from a user's perspective.
For a developer/expert who knows all about fonts and how they are - and can be - used, those reasons may be perfectly reasonable.
However, for the average user who just wants to put text into their document, they're not reasonable, or even fathomable.

Taking the developer's two points of reasoning:
* "some fonts cannot be embedded in PDF versions Scribus supports" - How does a user know this? Which versions? Which fonts? How can they tell?
* "fonts with more than 2048 glyphs (iirc) are subsetted/outlined by defaults" - How does the user know how many glyphs there are in each font? Is this something the average user would likely know? Do they have to count them? Is it subsetted or outlined? How would they know which one?

Essentially, the user is given two options for fonts, embedding them or outlining them. That's all they see so it's reasonable to assume that they are the only two options available (without going through the complex stuff in Preferences).
If a font is in neither box, how does the user know what is going to happen?
Or, to put it another way, where in the UI does it say what will happen to a font that is in neither box?

More information needs to be given to the user to tell them what's happening.
This is especially needed if someone is sending their documents to be expensively printed. Just hoping for the best isn't good enough.
Text and Typography / Can't set my language as default in spell check.
« Last post by loggerjack on April 26, 2018, 01:32:24 pm »
Using Scribus Version 1.4.6 on Linux 18.3

Hi, Can someone help me with spell-checking please. I've never been able to get it to work. In story editor, I select my language, English (UK), but it doesn't do anything. So after googling problem, I try this:

file>preferences>Hyphenation and Spelling>Spelling Tab ...

... and in the left column I see "English (UK)" listed under "Installed Dictionaries"

Then I go to edit > styles > ... I select my paragraph style ... > edit > character style tab > ... Language drop down

... but English (UK) isn't an option. There are other languages in the dropdown, like English (Canadian), English (USA), French, etc, which were also listed as installed dictionaries, but no Rnglish (UK)

Any suggestions?
General Discussion / Re: Embedding Fonts
« Last post by utnik on April 26, 2018, 11:37:42 am »
hi garry
…developer dismisses the user's concerns as "expected behaviour" - even though it was obviously not what the user expected - and closes the ticket within 20 minutes. No discussion, no trying to find out more information, no trying to get a user's perspective of the issue, just ignore it. If that sort of thing is happening, what's the point in users reporting problems?

jean's answer wasn't as bad as you describe it. he listed two different reasons for this 'expected behaviour', one of them is just to accept, the other is a standard setting, which can be changed…

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