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Layout Issues / Re: Cannot insert page numbers in 1.5.3
« Last post by vasilkadifeli on November 28, 2017, 09:56:51 pm »
The page count is always in my master pages.
But That's not a problem anymore. I found out that when the "page count field item" is grouped with other items on the master pages it creates that problem in the document. So I ungrouped them and the problem went away. I reported this to user a.l.e but as I do not know every one here I don't know if he is responsible to take care such bugs or should I report it to someone or somewhere else...

The other problem with RTL languages I do not know how to solve.
I cannot use the Georgian ,Chinese etc alphabets in the text box. Do I have to use some special font? which one?
Actually I can insert such language texts to notepad and word but I cannot copy them into the scribus text boxes. They appear as little squares...

Beginner Talk / Re: Scaling an image after cropping?
« Last post by utnik on November 28, 2017, 06:17:00 pm »
hi dezcat

as an addition to garry's answer:
if you really crop an image (outside of scribus), you can – of course – scale it up and down by scaling the frame, as long as the image is scaled to fit the frame size. (proportional scaling should be activated…)

Beginner Talk / Re: Scaling an image after cropping?
« Last post by GarryP on November 28, 2017, 05:05:56 pm »
In Scribus you don't really crop an image. You can set the size and shape of the frame you are displaying the image in, and you can use an image clip path for images that have them, but you can't "crop" as such.

Scaling of the image can be done using the Scale settings in PP / Image. Scaling of the frame can be done in the same way you would scale any other frame or object.
Text and Typography / Re: Embedding error in PDF?
« Last post by utnik on November 28, 2017, 04:58:59 pm »
hi alpwl

'charisSIL-bold' is embedded in some way, but it isn't displayed correctly in 'acrobat reader', while 'acrobat pro' seems to show it as expected.
if you send me the workfile ('file' → 'collect for output' with the font files), i will investigate the issue further. (pm)

Beginner Talk / Re: Trouble getting styles to apply and to update
« Last post by dezcat on November 28, 2017, 04:49:16 pm »
Thanks, GarryP

My document is small: 2 pages. I have about 20 images and 10 or fewer styles.

I have noticed that ms windows doesn't play well with others...I've been on the Mac side for about 30 years and the same apps that I'm using in windows behave much better on mac and on linux.

I'm not sure how to describe it other than ms windows likes to keep iron-fisted control over every aspect of the computing experience, and sometimes applications need to be "allowed" to display things the way they need to...mac os and linux both afford this. ms doesn't.
Beginner Talk / Re: Trouble getting styles to apply and to update
« Last post by GarryP on November 28, 2017, 04:44:04 pm »
8GB of RAM should be plenty unless you've got a really big document and/or have lots of applications running. Task Manager should be able to tell you if there are any pressures on the machine.

When I was using my old Mac (2GB RAM) I used to get problems after a few hours usage but restarting Scribus usually fixed them - probably memory leaks or excessive undo stack. (Also, web browsers can fill up memory very quickly caching pages.)

In any case, Scribus functionality shouldn't be affected by low memory availability. It might slow down but it shouldn't stop doing what it's programmed to do. (There could be cases where it might be possible but they're on the fringes of all the other more likely possibilities.)

Unfortunately this is one of those things where it's best to actually see what's happening when it's happening. There could be so many variables involved it's difficult to say what the base cause could be.

I can't remember a similar thing happening to me - or reading about it in the forum - so I don't know what to suggest. If you could create a replicable work-flow that shows the problem then it should be easy to tell whether it's a bug, a quirk of the software, or just user confusion. Without something that can be repeated it's not something that can be checked, unfortunately.
Beginner Talk / Scaling an image after cropping?
« Last post by dezcat on November 28, 2017, 04:31:49 pm »
I'm starting to get comfortable with the way Scribus deals with image sizing to frame and sizing frame to image, but what does one do after one crops an image, then wants to scale it up or down?  Can this be done?
Text and Typography / Embedding error in PDF?
« Last post by alpwl on November 28, 2017, 04:06:16 pm »

I used scribus und linux mint to create my CV. The fonts Aller regular, Charis SIL regular and Charis SIL bold are used. I exported the CV to pdf. Now I got the following problem:

Opening the CV locally on my pc with xreader, everything is displayed correctly.
Loading it to my webspace and opening it with chromium+adobereader, the keywords that are suppoused to be Charis SIL bold are displayed as Charis SIL regular.

I suspect that the bold font might not have been embedded correctly when exporting to PDF. However, I looked through the scribus font settings and couldn't find any difference between Charis SIL regular and Charis SIL bold. Any ideas?

The CV can be found here:

greets A.
Beginner Talk / Re: Trouble getting styles to apply and to update
« Last post by dezcat on November 28, 2017, 03:59:03 pm »
Thank you, GarryP;

I am the OP. I posted from my work, where I'm having the issue.

I'm pretty sure (99.9%) that I'm selecting the right style (paragraph, in this case).  I think it might be a session RAM issue. I had to close the document for a bit, then when I re-opened it, the bits of text that hadn't changed in response to having the style applied to them suddenly were "obeying" the style.

It could be that's an HP with I think i7, 8gb of RAM. Pretty generic machine; everyone has the same one at work, whether they're in accounting or design.
Text and Typography / Re: What should I do to hyphenate the text?
« Last post by GarryP on November 28, 2017, 03:53:44 pm »
You're very welcome.

Personally I think the hyphenation menu items are in the wrong place. I would have expected them in "Item" - or a separate "Text" menu - but that's probably just a historical issue.

It's worth mentioning - probably more for typographical beginners, rather than yourself - that while the automatic hyphenation feature is generally good it is usually good practice to look at what it has done and then manually change things that don't look quite right. (Note: You can insert a Soft Hyphen with "Insert -> Character -> Soft Hyphen".)

See the attached - very crude - example where "superstition" has been hyphenated automatically on the left and manually on the right. (The rest of the typography is horrible, it's just to quickly show the difference.) The hyphenator does its best but it's not perfect.

Also, as a tip, if you're looking to get nicer justified text then you can have a look at "Properties Palette / Text / Optical Margins". The left margin doesn't work properly - in 1.4.6 at least - but the right one does.
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