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General Discussion / Two problems with Scribus 1.5.3 running under Mac OSX
« Last post by calyptorhynchus on April 25, 2018, 12:30:50 pm »
1. I work on a document, export it as a PDF, it's exactly how I want it. I close the file. The next time I open it the page layout has changed, somehow, somewhere in the document lines have been pushed over the page and the pagination is out. Weird

2. My Mac is a fairly recent one with lots of RAM and processing power, I never have difficulty with any other program not opening files, not being able to work with files &c. .sla files over about 500k are very slow to open and edit, like I will wait 5 minutes for a file to open, it takes 1 minute to go to certain page, if I edit the keystrokes take 20 seconds to register &c. I have one file over 2 megabytes which takes hours to open and is so slow that it is uneditable. Surely Scribus should be able to handle large files, what about publications with lots of graphics?

Any advice on either problem gratefully received.
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Beginner Talk / Re: Easy way to centralize image/text/vector file boxes?
« Last post by GarryP on April 24, 2018, 05:29:08 pm »
Can you give more information please?
What precise work-flow are you using when you encounter the problem and what, exactly, is the result.
Note: Snapping isn't related to aligning and distributing - they don't work from the same "rules" - so is this to do with your earlier post or is it something else?
Tip: Try using "View -> Show Guides" to see the guides (if any have been created).
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Beginner Talk / Re: Easy way to centralize image/text/vector file boxes?
« Last post by LesCM19 on April 24, 2018, 05:06:07 pm »
The frames have started snapping to a central guide of some sort. I don't remember changing anything to make this happen.  :-[
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Showcase / Re: U.S. Academic Calendar Template
« Last post by GarryP on April 22, 2018, 10:20:34 am »
I think it is worth noting that this was made with 1.5.3 and, therefore, cannot be edited with 1.4.x.
(Just in case someone using 1.4.x tries to download the SLA and wonders what the problem is.)
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Showcase / U.S. Academic Calendar Template
« Last post by mnawij on April 21, 2018, 09:55:26 pm »
Just designed this generic undated/blank calendar and it would be real easy to reset the months to the normal calendar year if needed.  The font I used is Times New Roman.  Hopefully someone can use it.

Cheers!

mnawij
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Beginner Talk / Re: Two questions: Copy Paste Styles and Organizing styles
« Last post by GarryP on April 21, 2018, 01:48:54 pm »
a.l.e, I think daniel knows to use styles to format text, since the question being asked - as I read it - was whether there was a way to organise styles within a document, not about how to organise documents.

daniel, at the moment - in 1.4.6 at least - there's no in-built way to organise styles. They come in the order that Scribus puts them - alphabetically - and there's no way to override that without naming them in a specific way, as you are already doing.

Just out of interest, how many styles do you have in your documents? For most documents it's usual not to have more than a dozen paragraph styles and maybe the same amount of character styles (possibly a few more). I'm not saying that you're doing anything wrong - you can have as many styles as you want - I'm just curious as to why you need so many is all.
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Beginner Talk / Re: Two questions: Copy Paste Styles and Organizing styles
« Last post by a.l.e on April 20, 2018, 07:32:50 pm »
you partially can, but i'm not sure it's really (as) useful (as in inkscape).

for text, you would want to use styles.

(and for organizing the documents, you can use the "find" function in your operating system / desktop manager or a document manager; if you just want to open the last file you've opened in scribus, just open scribus from the list of applications and use file > recent files to one of the 5+ latest documents)
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Beginner Talk / Two questions: Copy Paste Styles and Organizing styles
« Last post by daniel on April 20, 2018, 07:20:11 pm »
In Inkscape I can ctrl-Shift-v to copy and then paste a style to another selection. Can I do this in Scribus?

Second, I have a lot of styles for different documents. Is there any way to organise them better so that I don't have to scroll a lot to find them. I've taken to adding a numbered prefix so the ones I'm using are at the top but I bet there's a better way.
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PDF Generation / Re: During PDF-Export my renderframes are moved
« Last post by GarryP on April 20, 2018, 03:26:10 pm »
I've just noticed that you can get similar results by changing the DPI via the "Edit Source" function.
After doing this, you may also have to resize the render frame to see the results rendered fully again - not very helpful (and misleading to the user).
And, some of the text formatting changes too - e.g. the formula in the default LaTeX moves across the frame depending on DPI.
All-in-all, render frames need a bit of work doing to them.
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PDF Generation / Re: During PDF-Export my renderframes are moved
« Last post by GarryP on April 20, 2018, 10:55:52 am »
Welcome to the forum MartinL.

I don't use render frames much myself but I would say this was a bug concerning the render frame resolution.

The problem can be seen with this basic workflow:
* Open Scribus and cancel the "New Document" dialog;
* Go to "Preferences / External Tools" and set the resolution for Render Frames to 72dpi;
* Create a new document;
* Insert a render frame;
* Export to PDF.

The PDF looks fine.

Now try the same workflow, but set the resolution for the render frame to be 144dpi.

The contents of the render frame are now different in Scribus to that when exported to PDF.

See attached screenshots:
* render_scribus_72.jpg (in Scribus with 72dpi resolution)
* render_pdf_72.jpg (exported PDF with 72dpi resolution)
* render_scribus_144.jpg (in Scribus with 144dpi resolution)
* render_pdf_144.jpg (exported PDF with 144dpi resolution)

Unfortunately, I don't know how to fix this. Maybe someone else can.
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