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Scripts and Plugins / Re: Importing Vector Pdfs in Bulk
« Last post by Dalski K on November 30, 2017, 10:49:56 am »
Hi GarryP and mnawij, thank you both for your kind welcomes and great input, greatly appreciated.

I'm using Windows 10, I was previously using Adobe InDesign CS 5.5. I was shocked to hear your comments about importing multi-page pdfs being a struggle in InDesign as I used that feature a lot in the past and I had no problems with it, from what I remember the text was searchable. However researching now online it seems much more hassle than I remember and I haven't found anything yet to confirm that the imported text is searchable.

QuarkXpress could be an option but I've used Quark before but haven't found it to be good.

Thanks again guys. Looking into if I can get CS6 somewhere.
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Beginner Talk / Re: Scaling an image after cropping?
« Last post by GarryP on November 30, 2017, 10:43:15 am »
It seems like more than one patch to crop JPGs - and maybe other image types - on export was available back in 2011 https://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=9799 but nothing seems to have come of it. There are also other Mantis tickets for this sort of thing.

If the purpose of such cropping is to make the size of the exported PDF smaller then "dumb" cropping - simply creating a new cropped image for every instance where a smaller image is needed - might not work all the time but it will probably be good in most cases.
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Scripts and Plugins / Re: Importing Vector Pdfs in Bulk
« Last post by mnawij on November 30, 2017, 12:58:48 am »
Hello Dalski K,

I do not believe that you can search text within a placed .pdf file in InDesign either...  according to https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2286629 this seems to be the case, though I have never had the need to try this before.  As for vector art, all vector art is converted to some form of raster before being printed. Whether postscript, pcl, pdl or such, it is what dpi resolution the vector to raster output is converted to that keeps it clean and sharp.  Which operating system are you using and what are your end goals that you are trying to achieve?  Not sure if I will be able to help, but I am more than willing to if I can.

mnawij
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Beginner Talk / What's up with Master Pages?
« Last post by broadlighter on November 29, 2017, 11:24:23 pm »
Hi,

I started experimenting with simple Master pages. I'm running Scribus 1.4.6 on Windows 10.

I created a double-sided starter file, watched a video on how to use Master pages. I opened Windows => Arrange Pages, double-clicked on Master Right and placed a text frame as big as the margins and closed the Edit Master Pages box, as instructed. I repeated the same steps for the Master Left pages. I could see the text frames with their borders grayed out on all the pages in the document. However, when I clicked on the Text frames they didn't activate and make themselves available for adding or editing text.

I was hoping that setting the Master Pages this way my pages would have text frames available for adding and editing text on all of my pages. Did I miss something? Am I misunderstanding something about Master Pages that I need to know?

Thanks,

Broadlighter
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Beginner Talk / Re: Scaling an image after cropping?
« Last post by inkuser on November 29, 2017, 07:05:50 pm »
I'm happy making the change in my workflow, and in fact, I do go through and re-size my images to match what I"m showing in my design. If an image is at 80% of full size, I use Gimp to adjust that image to 80% at the same cropping.

However, when I am still in the act of designing, I like to be able to crop and scale as I want to.

For now, I'm using the free scaling feature under properties > Image
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Beginner Talk / Re: Scaling an image after cropping?
« Last post by Nermander on November 29, 2017, 06:31:24 pm »
I think there is a feature request for lossless cropping at PDF export. Because today Scribus will embed the full image into the PDF, even if only a fraction of the image is visible in the frame.

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Layout Issues / Re: Cannot insert page numbers in 1.5.3
« Last post by vasilkadifeli on November 29, 2017, 06:12:08 pm »
I understand Arial does not support many of the alphabets...

But the "Arial Unicode MS - Version 1.01" has more:

https://www.microsoft.com/typography/fonts/font.aspx?FMID=1081
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Layout Issues / Re: Cannot insert page numbers in 1.5.3
« Last post by vasilkadifeli on November 29, 2017, 06:09:28 pm »
I am not a specialist  :D but many thanks because I understood and solved my issue...

I searched the windows fonts according to their "designed for" option and found out which one is to be used for the Georgian.. There is actually just one "Sylfaen Regular"...

I also found suitable fonts for devanagari and chinese (I think this will work for other alphabets too)...

So I am now able to use those alphabets in my projects.

However the fonts I downloaded from Noto for Devanagari (the bengali language) didn't work and they do not display in the font list as designed for Devanagari... this field is empty on the list... May be there is a need for some other trick but I for now solved my issue...

Thanks again...

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Scripts and Plugins / Re: Importing Vector Pdfs in Bulk
« Last post by GarryP on November 29, 2017, 04:46:50 pm »
Welcome to the forum Dalski K.

As you have already seen, Scribus 1.4.6 treats imported PDFs as images. As far as I know they're not editable in any way.

Apparently, however, 1.5.x does allow you to import PDFs as vectors - https://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Importing_PDF_files_as_Vector_Graphics - but, as I don't use 1.5.x, I have no idea how good the import is and I don't think the imported text is searchable/editable as text.

Affinity Designer is pretty good at importing PDFs and the text is imported as text. It's not free but it's very cheap for what you get and the cost could be justified by the amount of time you save. (And it costs nothing to get the trial version and give it a go.)

The only issues - from your standpoint - with AD are that you cannot export the document as a multi-page PDF (you need to export single pages and stitch them together with something else) and - as far as I've seen - there's no search function.

Maybe someone else can come up with another (better) suggestion.
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Layout Issues / Re: Cannot insert page numbers in 1.5.3
« Last post by utnik on November 29, 2017, 04:21:23 pm »
hi vasil

i almost never used those characters, but for the rare ocasions when i needed some chinese signs, scribus worked well, as long as i selected a font wich contains them.
…but in scribus i can't write chinese signs with 'arial', wich is not a problem in libreoffice writer, where the missing characters will automatically be 'borrowed' from another font (without any warning!) – it's your choice if you call this 'bad' or 'handy'

I downloaded the Noto Sans Devanagari and the Noto Serif Devanagari though nothing has changed. Devanagari is the Bengali aŭ Hindi script...

for bengali i would recommend 'noto sans bengali' and 'noto serif bengali' – but you're the specialist…

utnik
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