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Text and Typography / Re: Corrupted text causing #11 crashes
« Last post by utnik on April 18, 2018, 07:00:34 am »
hi remadepreacher

i try to help people with their scribus problems – but what you do here (yust recollecting your posts and 'ceaning' them from the recommended solutions) instead of trying some of the recommended ways to get rid of your problems, could lead me to ignore your future posts…

utnik
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Beginner Talk / Re: Trouble with "Get Text"
« Last post by utnik on April 18, 2018, 06:41:19 am »
hi remadepreacher

just replacing the scribus application is usually not the way to go.
i told you before what you should do if you suspect a problem with your installation:
…either there's something wrong
  • with your scribus installation → to check this you could close scribus, and remove the directory: /users/'your user name'/library/preferences/scribus from the library or rename it to 'scribus_old' and restart scribus.[/l][/l]
with all the strange stuff, like:
…F3 still opens the File Properties box as does double clicking on text.

i would really recommend to remove the scribus properties folder and let scribus rebuild it.
utnik[/list]
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Text and Typography / Corrupted text causing #11 crashes
« Last post by remadepreacher on April 18, 2018, 06:11:53 am »
I’m transferring a discussion from beginner forum, Trouble with “Get Text.” I included it in that discussion as I thought it may be relevant to the other problem I was having. I believe that has been disproved so include the relevant parts of the post for Fonts and Typography. I’ll include dates when they were posted. I am working on a Mac with High Sierra.

(Posted April 13, 2018) I’m a bit concerned about my text. I should explain what all I had to go through to get it. I began with MS Word and had huge amount of corruption and weird behavior. Eventually, I dumped Word. To purify the text, I took a screen shot of each page and used the ocr in Adobe Acrobat to get the text. Some words did not look right, so I retyped them either ahead or behind in the middle of another word and cut the offender. Then I put this text in an online compare document program, Diffnow.com. and compared the text with the original. I corrected the new text there and copy and pasted into Text Edit.

(Posted April 14, 2018) Should someone want to examine the text causing the #11 crashes, I'm attaching an .sla with the two paragraphs I've been attempting to add text as a subtitle in between. Details at the end. (Note: should you want a look at this corrupted text, you’ll have to get it from “Trouble with Get Text” as I have since removed Georgia from my Font Book.)

( Posted April 14, 2018, later) I think that some new corruption may remain in the text from this process as some pretty ordinary words are not being recognized by spell check. Now that the program is working all right with it, should I trust it? Or will it create trouble down the road? I tried attaching a sample .odt but this program will not accept that so converted to .doc.

(Posted April 14, 2018) I have new information. The odt that I downloaded apparently still contains some corruption from the PDF-OCR process. Some was obviously there at the time, some words simply did not look right. I thought I got rid of it, Acrobat's Preflight gave them a green light — but evidently not. I was able to try Datanumen's Word Repair (in my old PC that works only occasionally) on the odt document that produced the crash today. It says it is corrupted and unable to repair it. Why my computer is more susceptible to this corruption than yours? Probably something to do with corrupted fonts on mine (that Font Book's verification can't detect). It seems best to simply do a clean download of High Sierra and keep any previously constructed odt's and PDF's and Word docs off.
I've changed the fonts in the document and will try it again in Datanumen, if the PC comes back (it's currently back in black screen and starting up in safe mode doesn't work).

(Posted April 16, 2018) My PC is still stuck in black screen but I tried the test of changing the font from Georgia to HK Serif in a the problem odt and the styles in Scribus. Now there is no problem with putting that subtitle in. I'll be interested in seeing if Datanumen will be able to repair the document after this change.
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Text and Typography / Best fonts for kerning
« Last post by remadepreacher on April 18, 2018, 05:38:51 am »
I understand Scribus' automatic kerning is dependent on properties built into the font. I've been trying different fonts so see if one is superior for producing my nonfiction book. I started with Georgia, then tried EB Garamond, HK Serif, and Crimson. Differences were slight. Anyone know of better fonts for this purpose?
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hello,
i am using scribus 1.5.3 and i was wondering what the transparency tab is for especially the gradient and pattern options. i have played around with the gradient but i could not figure out what the function of it is. is it the same as the gradient option in colors?? please reply to this topic you answer will be apreciated :D
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Beginner Talk / Re: Trouble with "Get Text"
« Last post by remadepreacher on April 18, 2018, 04:56:23 am »
I took 1.4.6 off and downloaded it again. No change in behavior — I still cannot work directly on the text in a text box.
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Text and Typography / Re: Thumbnail, Picture etc for the Headings.
« Last post by utnik on April 17, 2018, 04:24:31 pm »
you can't 'weld' things in the scrapbook, but if you add a collection of items, the whole collection will be stored (and re-inserted) as a single scrapbook item…

utnik
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Text and Typography / Re: Thumbnail, Picture etc for the Headings.
« Last post by Googly Googly on April 17, 2018, 03:06:29 pm »
You reply is too short to make out any real time solution from it by me. Found out where the scrapbook is located. Opened. Added thumbnails, textbox to it. Inserted a thumbnail and the textbox in the document and tried to weld them to keep them together. Yes, you did not tell this welding business but I tried to play around to get feel of the scrapbook. However, please elaborate. Thanks in advance.
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I do understand what you mean. However, I don't get paid a single pie for my work lifelong. I have chosen such a path not to earn a single pie. The organization for which I work is in the field of helping the downtrodden and neglected masses. Neither technically nor monetarily can I help the Scribus project. Sorry for that.
Yes, as you said, some programmers may some day come up with some solutions. Till then, we are neglected. People like us who don't have money hugely depend on hard work done by open source software community. I am very much thankful for whatever you guys have done and are doing. Hoping to get things as expected some day in future. I don't pay, hence, can't press any demand.
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Beginner Talk / Re: Trouble with "Get Text"
« Last post by remadepreacher on April 16, 2018, 03:01:01 pm »
I'm still unable to work directly in a 1.4.6 text box. I turned on the function keys but F3 still opens the File Properties box as does double clicking on text. Other f keys open properties and the Story Editor but others have nothing else to do with Scribus. F3 plus fn takes it to desktop view. I'll take off 1.4.6 and download anew and see if that makes a difference.
My PC is still stuck in black screen but I tried the test of changing the font from Georgia to HK Serif in a the problem odt and the styles in Scribus. Now there is no problem with putting that subtitle in. I'll be interested in seeing if Datanumen will be able to repair the document after this change.
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