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General Discussion / Re: Embedding Fonts
« Last post by a.l.e on April 25, 2018, 04:08:58 pm »
back to ian's issue...

it's a weird issue.

are your fonts ttf or otf?

iirc, scribus 1.5 prefers the ttf ones...
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General Discussion / Re: Automatate image capture from SnagIt?
« Last post by GarryP on April 25, 2018, 04:08:32 pm »
You're welcome.

1.4.6 has been the stable version for more than two years. This means that most of the bugs and "weird things" are already known and work-arounds have been found for most of them. No-one can say that for 1.5.3. The Scribus team say that 1.5.3 is "stable enough" but I would have to think about whether to drive a car that was advertised as "safe enough".

My recommendation would be to use 1.4.6 and become comfortable using it before even thinking about 1.5.x, but the choice is entirely yours.
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General Discussion / Re: Embedding Fonts
« Last post by a.l.e on April 25, 2018, 04:06:31 pm »
i don't know.

i keep on having some random issues with a few fonts... but i'm really not sure if it's scribus or the pdf reader that is at fault...

also, if i'm not mistaking, the situation has gotten a bit better with 1.5 (less options, more sensible defaults).
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General Discussion / Re: Embedding Fonts
« Last post by GarryP on April 25, 2018, 03:32:04 pm »
The embedding/outlining of fonts is something that Scribus gives you the impression of letting you control but what's in the UI doesn't always reflect what will actually happen. There's discussion about this in various other threads that go into various complicated topics that I won't repeat here. Long story short, don't assume that what Scribus says will happen will actually happen.

My best advice on this would be to export the document and see which text you can select. If you can select the text then Scribus has embedded the font, no matter what it said in the dialog. If you can't select the text then Scribus has outlined the glyphs.

It's not ideal, but at least you will know where you stand and can, perhaps, try different fonts/settings to see if you can get the result you want.

It's a bit of a lottery I'm afraid. Scribus knows exactly what it can and will do with the fonts, but it doesn't always tell the user.
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General Discussion / Re: Two problems with Scribus 1.5.3 running under Mac OSX
« Last post by GarryP on April 25, 2018, 03:20:04 pm »
Welcome to the forum calyptorhynchus.

For point 1, Scribus 1.5.x is developmental software and will contain weird issues. I would recommend using the stable 1.4.6 instead, but you can't open 1.5.x files in 1.4.6.

For point 2, again, you're using experimental software so it's difficult to know how it should perform as there could be any number of unknown bugs and under-test functions in there. When there's so much stuff being changed, who knows what it's going to do?

Having said that, a 500KB SLA isn't very big and should open in seconds. Even a 2MB SLA isn't what I would call huge.

I've just done a quick test - 120 pages containing the entire text of Frankenstein and 10 large hi-res images, saves to a 1.16MB SLA. It took less than three seconds to load on my machine, and scrolling is instant.

Scribus can handle large files - and plenty of people have proved that - but you need the memory to handle the entire document and the processing power to shift things around. It sound like you have those so that's probably not the problem.

I used to have slow-down issues with long Scribus sessions on OS X - which I put down to some kind of memory leakage issue - but frequently closing and re-opening Scribus got around that.

I don't use either 1.5.x or OS X anymore so I can't really help much more.
Maybe someone with a similar set-up to you will have some better answers.
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General Discussion / Embedding Fonts
« Last post by IDN101 on April 25, 2018, 03:01:38 pm »
When I go to create a PDF and check the Fonts Tab....

I see the 2 fonts I have used (Arial Regular and Arial Bold) listed in the "Outline" box.

I select each one and click on the up arrow. This removes it from the Outline box but does "not" make it appear in the Embedded box? (which remain blank).

Should they not be then displayed in the Embedded box? (I'm running 1.4.6)

Many thanks,
Ian
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General Discussion / Re: Automatate image capture from SnagIt?
« Last post by IDN101 on April 25, 2018, 02:59:11 pm »
Many thanks indeed Garry,

I fully appreciate all the points you raise.

As it is, my workflow is still 10X better than before with Google Docs.

I didn't realise it updated the images automatically- that's great to know.

I'm running Scribus 1.4.6- which I think is the latest stable version? Probably no tangible benefit to me in moving to the latest Dev build?

Thanks,
Ian
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General Discussion / Re: Two problems with Scribus 1.5.3 running under Mac OSX
« Last post by RodneyLee on April 25, 2018, 02:53:15 pm »
Ouch, wish I could help, on Linux my biggest file so far is 4.2 mb. loads with out a hitch and takes maybe a minute, scrolling to pages is instant, everything works as expected...
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General Discussion / Re: Automatate image capture from SnagIt?
« Last post by GarryP on April 25, 2018, 02:38:51 pm »
Welcome to the forum Ian.

As far as I know this isn't possible at the moment, at least as you describe it.

Snagit is not open-source and - as far as I can see - provides no developer APIs, so it's difficult to know how Scribus could "tap in" to its functionality.
On top of that, Snagit is not available for Linux so many Scribus users would be without that facility.
Also, Scribus would have to know how big the image frame should be, so you would have to do that manually anyway.

Scribus does, however, automatically update images when the image file changes so, any time you update an image already used, Scribus will update the image in the document. I.e. Saving a new screen-shot over an existing one will automatically change the image in the document.
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General Discussion / Automatate image capture from SnagIt?
« Last post by IDN101 on April 25, 2018, 01:26:33 pm »
I produce may written software tutorials. I used to just Google Docs but then found Scribus about 2 weeks ago- and it has TOTALLY transformed my workflow and output (for the better)

I use SnagIt for the many screencaptures that I need in my documents.

Is it possible to link SnagIt ands Scribus so that I can just grab a screencapture (with Snagit) and have Scribus instantly create an Image Frame and add the image to it?

Many thanks,
Kind regards,
Ian
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