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General Discussion / Re: Embedding Fonts
« Last post by GarryP on April 26, 2018, 10:53:50 am »
Thanks, but I think I'll stick with 1.4.6, for the short-term at least. The main reason I use this forum these days is to help people with their problems and since - after another quick look at SourceForge - the vast majority of people use 1.4.6 (around 10 to 1 against using 1.5.x), that's the version I'll use.

1.4.6 may have its faults but at least I know what they are, for the most part, and how to cope with them. I can't say the same for 1.5.x. As they say, "Better the devil you know."

I don't really see the point in adding another Mantis ticket. Ian's issue seems to be closely related to this one https://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=11429 which was created in 2013. Quote: "When I select one of the outlined fonts and click on the up arrow button, the font disappears in the lower box, but doesn't appear in the upper box".

The attitude of the developer doesn't seem to be very helpful to me. User reports a problem; 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?
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That might be it then, I'd kind of assumed that one long text frame was better than separate ones.... the wrong way round! In future documents I'll have separate chapters.
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General Discussion / Re: Two problems with Scribus 1.5.3 running under Mac OSX
« Last post by a.l.e on April 26, 2018, 09:43:17 am »
you should break from time to time the flow of your linked frames.
as an example, by creating a flow for each chapter.

in 1.5 you can break it and keep the text in place.

drop shadows are also a feature that will make your comptuer crawl (if you use it / if you use it too much)
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I used to use only to use the stable version, but I went up to 1.5.3 to see if a new version would fix the problem, it did for a bit, then things slowed down again.

I'll try 5.4 when it comes out.

When you say "there are a few things that scribus does not like, one of them being very long chains of text frames" you mean lots of different text frames? My docs are usually long texts, but usually in the one frame, flowing from page to page.
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General Discussion / Re: Embedding Fonts
« Last post by a.l.e on April 25, 2018, 05:57:24 pm »
garry, as i wrote above in 1.5 parts of the font handling has been improved.

if your issues still happen with 1.5 (and i think it's time for you to test it... but it's up to you!) i really think that the details are worth being reported in the bug tracker...
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General Discussion / Re: Clickable TOC / document outline in PDF
« Last post by IDN101 on April 25, 2018, 05:52:06 pm »
Yep- creating links straight in the text (as per Wordpress, Google Docs, etc) would be great- I use a LOT of links in my written tutorials.

That said, with all the other functionality that Scribus provides, I don't mind adding the link frames over the top of the text.
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General Discussion / Re: Embedding Fonts
« Last post by IDN101 on April 25, 2018, 05:46:38 pm »
Thanks guys.

Not had any actual problems with any of the final PDF's. Just seemed strange that the font names dissapeared from the interface once as soon as I tried moving them from "Outline" to "Embedded".

I will try selecting them in one of the PDF's.
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General Discussion / Re: Embedding Fonts
« Last post by GarryP on April 25, 2018, 04:22:49 pm »
a.l.e, all I can add is that I've had situations where:
* a font in the "embedded fonts" box wasn't being embedded;
* a font says it can be embedded but Scribus doesn't embed it;
* a font is neither in the "embedded" or "outlined" box but it gets embedded anyway.
It's just how it is.
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General Discussion / Re: Two problems with Scribus 1.5.3 running under Mac OSX
« Last post by a.l.e on April 25, 2018, 04:15:47 pm »
1. should not happen.
very soon 1.5.4 should come out. try if it still happens with the newest code. if so, please post your document and steps to reproduce to the bug tracker (https://bugs.scribus.net)

2. it all depends on what is in those 550 KB
   there are a few things that scribus does not like, one of them being very long chains of text frames.

in my experience, 1.5 is pretty snappy, but on my computer it mostly has lot of memory at its disposal...
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General Discussion / Re: Automatate image capture from SnagIt?
« Last post by a.l.e on April 25, 2018, 04:12:10 pm »
i don't know anything about snagit, but it might possible to do what you want with a python scribus that runs inside of scribus...
you can look for script examples in the scribus wiki.
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