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Beginner Talk / Re: Initial document feedback
« Last post by ruperty on June 18, 2017, 06:51:17 pm »
Nice work Rupert. A big improvement from the last version that I saw.

11. Have you tried a bit of simple typesetting yet? I think this document would benefit from having fully-justified text but you might have to do some practising first to get it looking right.

Thanks, looks very useful. I'll work through these points during the week.

Just on the last point. As my main style guide I am using New Scientist articles which don't full-justify. I did try full-justify but that left absurdly large space between some words, where only three or four fit on a line.
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Free discussion / Re: This Forum
« Last post by GarryP on June 18, 2017, 03:10:47 pm »
Well, actually, registering allows you to:
* send personal messages to other forum members;
* customise how the forum looks (date/time format etc.);
* more easily see new/unread posts;
* get notifications for threads/posts you are interested in;
* view information on other members;
...and more, so it's well worth registering if you're interested in Scribus, even if you don't want to post anything.
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Free discussion / Re: This Forum
« Last post by a.l.e on June 18, 2017, 01:13:35 pm »
no, they should not :-)

but there is not much interest in registering if you don't plan to post...
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Free discussion / Re: This Forum
« Last post by royhanfling on June 18, 2017, 01:05:57 pm »
New people should post at least once!
here it is
thankyou
Roy
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Beginner Talk / Re: Printing
« Last post by Nermander on June 17, 2017, 10:36:19 pm »
My guess is that you have set the wrong page size.
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Beginner Talk / Re: Initial document feedback
« Last post by GarryP on June 17, 2017, 02:56:59 pm »
Nice work Rupert. A big improvement from the last version that I saw.

I have some suggestions, some of which might sound a little bit petty, but I think they're worth mentioning:
1. Pages 3-6 are missing the headers and footers.
2. The (C) Rupert Young text sometimes comes a bit near the body text, e.g. page 2. As does the June 2017 text, e.g. page 8.
3. The diagram on page 6 (Levels of Perception) is a bit pixelated (I assume it's an import). Scribus can easily do this sort of thing so a little bit more work will make it look better.
4. The graphs on pages 7&8 are not up to the same quality as the rest of the images. Are better ones available?
5. The "Damned Statistics" heading on page 7 looks lost with no text near it (see next comment).
6. Sometimes there are large areas of white space. White space isn't a bad thing in itself but it can be managed a bit better. For example, on page 3, try moving the text into the vertical centre of the image and moving the text closer (see attached Capture1.png). The same goes for other pages. Also, don't be afraid of having text and images in "the same row" as that can make a page more interesting to look at. Have a look here https://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Page_Layout_-_The_Basics for some examples.
7. On page 3 you start a bullet list but it's very difficult to see where the list goes next. Can things be re-arranged so that the list is wholly on the same page?
8. The graph on page 8 has no title. Don't know if this is on purpose.
9. I think the block quotes on pages 1 & 10 - "Nothing in biology..." and "Nothing in behaviour..." - should be either black or a different colour to the figure titles. It's just a bit confusing. Also, could you add the authors of the quotes?
10. If the images on page 10 are related to those on page 9 (under the same title?) then I think you could use some graphic device to group/join them. This could be something as simple as a line but the reader should know that they're "together".
11. Have you tried a bit of simple typesetting yet? I think this document would benefit from having fully-justified text but you might have to do some practising first to get it looking right.

Anyway, feel free to ignore anything I've said. A lot of it is just my opinion. It's a great document which I think could be "finished off" by putting a teeny bit extra time into some of the small details.

P.S. At present - 1.4.6 - there is no way to dynamically reference things in the way you want.
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Beginner Talk / Re: Initial document feedback
« Last post by ruperty on June 17, 2017, 02:09:22 pm »
Hi,

I've made some cracking progress with my first document. I really like the Scribus software (thanks) and have enjoyed formatting the document and appreciate how much more powerful it is compared to a word processor.

Would people be able to give me some more feedback on this "final" draft? Any suggestions for improvement?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xctk4vdivcxyymi/NSofR%20v1.1.pdf?dl=0

I did have one question of something I couldn't work out how to do. Is there a way of dynamically referencing figure panels, such "top left p2" or "see Robotics panel"? Currently my references are just static text.

Regards,
Rupert
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Beginner Talk / Re: Printing
« Last post by a.l.e on June 16, 2017, 11:18:38 am »
i think that you should share your .sla and .pdf...

i've never heard of such an issue, so it's probably related to some "unusual" choices you have made...
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Beginner Talk / Re: Printing
« Last post by Map on June 16, 2017, 01:06:22 am »
Thank you for responding. Yes I did create the pdf as you suggest. I will read the manual and see if that suggests anything. Failing that, I will impose again and seek help.
Best regards,
map
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General Discussion / Re: Baffled: old files won't open
« Last post by apbschmitz on June 15, 2017, 10:31:09 pm »
Resolved. Too dumb to explain.
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