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Layout Issues / Re: Layer
« Last post by RodneyLee on June 09, 2018, 02:54:50 pm »
See the little black printer icon, select to print or not print
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Installation and Setup / No generate print preview on xubuntu 18.04
« Last post by ancpress on June 09, 2018, 06:21:31 am »
Hi, everyone

I have fresh xubuntu 18.04  and install scribus, works perfectly but i can't see the 'print preview'.
I have installed ghostscript and on 'preferences>external tools' is set 'gs' as postscript interpreter, but i don't know what is the problem.

Thanks.

PD.: I attach a screenshot.
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General Discussion / Re: Scribus in a workflow? (text issues)
« Last post by FairMiles on June 09, 2018, 03:25:51 am »
Part 3.

Workflow C1
: LibreOffice Paragraph & Character Styles (no direct formatting) + Scribus

2 - Document opened/imported in LibreOffice Writer, direct formatting replaced by Character Styles with Find+Replace [e.g. (a) search all instances of Format=italic, (b) remove direct formatting for selection, (c) apply "Emphasis" character style], remove direct formatting for all text [does not remove applied character styles], Paragraph Styles applied, saved as .odt. [example: MStest_C.odt]

3 - Template in Scribus with master pages, paragraph/character styles and text frames [example: Hornero artículo.sla]

4 - Text inserted into Scribus text frame (Get Text…; styles imported with odt name appended)
      -> Character styles are lost + some Paragraph Styles differ from those in .odt version (e.g., imported as "P1" instead of "Título"); some characteristics lost (Caps in "Título" when imported as "P1"); styles names do not import correctly with special characters ("EpÃgrafe" instead of "Epígrafe"; "Filiación" instead of "Filiación")

5 -  Scribus Paragraph styles must be applied in Story editor [see Workflow A]

Workflow C2: LibreOffice Paragraph & Character Styles (no direct formatting) + Scribus, based on .html

2 - Document opened/imported in LibreOffice Writer, direct formatting replaced by Character Styles with Find+Replace [e.g. (a) search all instances of Format=italic, (b) remove direct formatting for selection, (c) apply "Emphasis" character style], remove direct formatting for all text [does not remove applied character styles], Paragraph Styles applied, saved as .html [example: MStest_C.html]

3 - Template in Scribus with master pages, paragraph/character styles and text frames [example: Hornero artículo.sla]

4 - Text inserted into Scribus text frame (Get Text…)
      -> All Paragraph and Character Styles from Writer are lost (only "HTML_p" style is added to the list of Scribus styles) but italics, bold and superscripts preserved (Caps and SmallCaps are lost, and some spaces were lost in text originally in SmallCaps).

5 -  Scribus Paragraph styles must be applied in Story editor [see Workflow A]

[to be continued: Workflow D: LibreOffice Template: do I need Scribus?]

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General Discussion / Re: Scribus in a workflow? (text issues)
« Last post by FairMiles on June 08, 2018, 10:29:58 pm »
Part 2.

Workflow B1: LibreOffice Paragraph Styles + Scribus

2 - Document opened/imported in LibreOffice Writer, Paragraph Styles applied [keeping direct formatting for italics/bold] and saved as .odt. [example: MStest_B.odt]

3 - Template in Scribus with master pages, paragraph/character styles and text frames [example: Hornero artículo.sla]

4 - Text inserted into Scribus text frame (Get Text…; overwrite/merge styles; styles imported with odt name appended)
      -> Direct formatting is recognized, but some Paragraph Styles differ from those in .odt version (e.g., imported as "P1" and "P2" instead of "Título" and "Texto"); some characteristics are lost (Caps in "Título" when imported as "P1"); styles names do not import correctly with special characters ("EpÃgrafe" instead of "Epígrafe"; "Filiación" instead of "Filiación")
   
5 - If Scribus Paragraph styles are applied to correct Writer Styles not/badly imported, direct formatting is lost if done in main window (through Properties). It has to be done in Story editor. Some characteristics may not be applied to texts with direct formatting [see Workflow A]

Workflow B2: LibreOffice Paragraph Styles + Scribus, based on .html

2 - Document opened/imported in LibreOffice Writer, Paragraph Styles applied [keeping direct formatting for italics/bold] and saved as .html. [example: MStest_B.html]

3 - Template in Scribus with master pages, paragraph/character styles and text frames [example: Hornero artículo.sla]

4 - Text inserted into Scribus text frame (Get Text…)
      -> Direct formatting is recognized except Caps and Small Caps (some spaces were lost in text originally in SmallCaps), including italics and bold (i.e., using substitution fonts as defined in Preferences). However, everything imports as "Default Paragraph Style" (only "html_p" style is added to the list of Scribus styles)

5 - If Scribus Paragraph styles are applied to correct Writer Styles not/badly imported, direct formatting is lost if done in main window (through Properties). It has to be done in Story editor. Some characteristics may not be applied to texts with direct formatting [see Workflow A]

[to be continued: Workflow C: LibreOffice Paragraph & Character Styles + Scribus (no direct formatting)]
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Layout Issues / Layer
« Last post by michel56 on June 08, 2018, 04:15:00 pm »
Hello,

When you open a PDF file created with Scribus and you want to print, all prints even the disabled layers.

Why when we generate PDF we do not have the option "Print when visible"

PDFs created with Autocad print correctly. In property of the layer of the pdf file, one has in printed "Print when visible"

Thank you.

************

Bonjour,

Lorsque l'on ouvre un fichier PDF crée avec Scribus et que l'on souhaite imprimer, tous s'imprime même les calques désactivés.

Pourquoi quand on génère le PDF on n'a pas l'option "Imprimer lorsque visible"

Les pdf créés avec Autocad s'impriment correctement. Dans propriété de la couche du fichier pdf, on a dans imprimé "Imprimer lorsque visible"

Merci.

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Layout Issues / Text flow around images.
« Last post by AdmFubar on June 07, 2018, 11:06:25 pm »
I have a document created with a previous version of scribus. I've opened it in a newer version and the text is no longer flowing around images. Anyone else having such issues?

previous version was 1.5.2. this cropped up with 1.5.3 and 1.5.4.
using win7 pro


UPDATE: This seems to be an issue with grouped objects. I ungrouped the text column and got the text to flow around the image. Will check with other images in the document.
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General Discussion / Re: Scribus in a workflow? (text issues)
« Last post by mnawij on June 07, 2018, 06:10:27 am »
Hey a.l.e.

Just a quick aside, is there a way for Scribus to import an .xml file that saves the formatting since .sla file are saved in xml?  I know both Word and LibreOffice can write xml files... would it be possible to code the MS Word importer from LO and then write out an xml file from LO export?  I have not taken a coding class since 1993 so I might be a bit rusty on the logic possibilities.

FairMiles, I am 100% in agreement with you on this issue.  As someone who has been trying to move to complete Open Source apps for my business for a couple years now, this is one area that really needs to be updated.  This is one of a handful of issues that needs to be implemented in Scribus before I can switch away from Adobe apps for my print shop.  I get at least a dozen or more Word files to work with each month to convert to InDesign currently.

Regards,

mnawij
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General Discussion / Re: Scribus in a workflow? (text issues)
« Last post by FairMiles on June 06, 2018, 10:14:21 pm »
OK, this is my report of explorations for a workflow to layout a scientific journal starting from (incorrectly) formatted word processor documents by external authors. Tested with Scribus 1.4.6 in Ubuntu Linux 16.04 (+ LibreOffice 5.1.6.2)

1 - Text document received as .doc or .docx with no (or uncontrolled) paragraph styles, a general font (Times New Roman) and direct formatting applied in the word processor (italics, superscripts, bold, small caps)

Workflow A1: Practical, Scribus-intensive (in MSWord+PageMaker style)

2 - Document opened/imported in LibreOffice Writer and saved as .odt. [example: MStest.odt]

3 - Template in Scribus with master pages, paragraph/character styles and text frames [example: Hornero artículo.sla]

4 - Text inserted into Scribus text frame (Get Text…; no overwrite or merge styles; styles imported with odt name appended)
   (a) Importer: OpenDocument Text Document
      -> All direct formatting is recognized, including italics and bold (i.e., using family fonts)
   (b) Importer: OpenOffice.org Writer Document
      -> All direct formatting is lost

5 - Scribus Paragraph styles applied
   (a) in main window (editing frame contents + options in Properties|Text)
      -> All direct formatting is lost: Character styles must be reapplied to italics and bold texts + Superscripts and small caps must be reapplied as direct formatting  [+ Character styles must be defined completely for each paragraph style (no partial/relative changes or hierarchy)]
   (b) in Story Editor (options in top bar)
      -> Direct formatting such as superscript and small caps is preserved BUT some characteristics of Paragraph Style (e.g., font) are not applied to text in italics or bold (?!) + Character styles cannot be applied directly nor searching and replacing.

Workflow A2: Scribus-intensive based on .html (in MSWord+PageMaker style)

2 - Document opened/imported in LibreOffice Writer and saved as .html [example: MStest.html]

3 - Template in Scribus with master pages, paragraph/character styles and text frames [example: Hornero artículo.sla]

4 - Text inserted into Scribus text frame (Get Text…)
   (a) Importer: HTML Document | Need to define replace fonts for html fonts, such as "bold" or "bold italic" (editable in File |Preferences|Fonts|Font substitutions or/and File|Document Setup|Fonts|Font substitutions)
      -> All direct formatting but Small Caps is recognized, including italics and bold (i.e., using substitution fonts as defined in Preferences)

5 - Scribus Paragraph styles applied
   (a) in main window (editing frame contents + options in Properties|Text)
      -> All direct formatting is lost [see above]
   (b) Paragraph styles applied in Story Editor (options in top bar)
      -> Direct formatting such as superscript is preserved, text in italics or bold remain as substituted when imported + Character styles cannot be applied directly nor searching and replacing.


[to be continued: Workflow B: Text styles applied in LibreOffice Writer]
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Beginner Talk / Re: How to find (and open) files location ?
« Last post by enzogian on June 06, 2018, 02:13:09 am »
ciao enzo

i don't think that what you are describing is a workflow that i would recommend.
copying all the images i use (sometimes excluding some "standard" logo) has proven to be a more work at the beginning, but much more pleasant when i consider the whole lifetime of the project.

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