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Text and Typography / Re: Spacing between words
« Last post by mnawij on June 17, 2018, 02:24:37 am »
Hello DP01, this link should get you started with what you are looking for.

Layout Issues / Re: Battling with tables
« Last post by Farland on June 16, 2018, 11:25:34 pm »
Everyone here who helps us very helpful and does so in good faith. That being said, a question about how to do tables provokes them to try to persuade you that tables are bad. That’s NOT helpful or even pertinent. I use the table function in Scribus because producing them in Libre Office just makes an image file that doesn’t retain sharpness when exporting at differently dpi (say, exporting the same document for web and print). You are getting the Xs because whatever you have in that cell is more than the size the cell can currently contain. Resize the cell. The table function in Scribus is funky but will work if you’re patient and is often the only real solution for certain tasks/projects. Take this from a user who tried to solve the table issue using the tabulated text option, vector option, and image option and eventually had to go back to actual Scribus tables, which ended up working fine.
Text and Typography / Spacing between words
« Last post by DP01 on June 16, 2018, 09:39:55 pm »

I have only been using Scribus for a few weeks i'm still new at learning and wanted to ask how to improve the spacing between words in a paragraph, when i justify the whole paragraph there seems to be lots of uneven gaps in between words.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks
General Discussion / Re: Can Scribus make Epub?
« Last post by craigomez on June 16, 2018, 01:44:12 pm »
this is the beginning of one of the epub i generate:

PK^C^D^T^@^@^@^H^@^@^@^@^@oa«,^Y^@^@^@^T^@^@^@^H^@ ^@^@mimetype^A^T^@ëÿapplication/epub+zipPK^C^D^T^@^@^@^H^@^@^@^@^@JÕ^Ujý^@^@^@ø^@^ @^@^V^@^@^@META-INF/container.xml^Aø^@^Gÿ<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<container version="1.0" xmlns="urn:oasis:names:tc:opendocument:xmlns:conta iner">
<rootfile full-path="OEBPS/content.opf" media-type="application/oebps-package+xml"/>

(i hope it got through...)

the mimetype seems to be uncompressed and at the beginning of the file...

does anybody see something strange?
Layout Issues / Re: Layer
« Last post by michel56 on June 14, 2018, 10:01:39 pm »
This configuration of Scribus may be voluntary. This prevents printers from printing with deactivated layers.

I tested with the GDAL library, and it seems to work.

But it's in command line, a little more complicated.

GDAL is installed with the qgis sig.

Works on windows and linux.

(make button type radio)
Cette configuration de Scribus est peut-être volontaire. Ca évite aux imprimeurs de faire des impressions avec des calques désactivés.

J'ai tester avec la bibliothèque GDAL, et ça semble fonctionner.

Mais c'est en ligne de commande, un peu plus compliqué.

GDAL est installé avec le sig qgis.

Fonctionne sur windows et linux.

(faire bouton type radio)

gdal_translate ^
-of PDF "C:\aaaaa\GDAL\fond.tif" "C:\aaaaa\GDAL\TEST_GDAL.pdf" ^
-co LAYER_NAME="fond" ^
-co EXTRA_RASTERS="C:\aaaaa\GDAL\atd.tif","C:\aaaaa\GDAL\points.tif","C:\aaaaa\GDAL\test1.tif","C:\aaaaa\GDAL\test2.tif","C:\aaaaa\GDAL\carreau1.tif","C:\aaaaa\GDAL\carreau2.tif" ^
-co EXTRA_RASTERS_LAYER_NAME="atd","points","test1","test2","carreau1","carreau2" ^
-co OFF_LAYERS="atd","points","test1","carreau1","carreau2" ^
-co EXCLUSIVE_LAYERS="carreau1","carreau2" ^
-co AUTHOR="Moi" ^
-co CREATOR="gdal_translate" ^
-co CREATION_DATE=D:20180614132447+02 ^
-co KEYWORDS="BZH, Vannes, Lorientt" ^
-co JAVASCRIPT_FILE=C:\aaaaa\GDAL\script.js
Beginner Talk / Re: Can I hide the images in just a section of my book?
« Last post by tosca on June 14, 2018, 07:13:56 pm »

well, there is a "hack":
That's what I do for my photos books, they usually contain 240 pages, with full pages pictures and almost no text.
all that being said, it's probably better to split your document...
That is no always possible:
 - the printer requires one file for all the pages (and another one for the cover)
 - the book itself can have a rather complex structure, with sections, pages numbers, table of contents, and such.
Beginner Talk / Re: Can I hide the images in just a section of my book?
« Last post by a.l.e on June 14, 2018, 04:40:36 pm »
hi bowser

welcome to scribus.

i don't think that currently there are ways to solve it, except to split the file...

well, there is a "hack":

- create two directories, next to each other, for your images
- call them "images" and "images-high-res"
- when you add an image, add it first to the "images" directory, link it from scribus, move it to the high-res directory and copy back to "images" a low-res copy of your image
- when your finished (or when you want to output a high-res pdf), just close your document, rename "images" to "images-low-res" and then "images-high-res" to "images" and reopen the document.

of course, you will then have a very slow scribus (you won't even be sure to have enough RAM to open your document... so test it from times to time) but it's only for creating the PDF, so it might be ok.

all that being said, it's probably better to split your document...
Layout Issues / Re: Layer
« Last post by a.l.e on June 14, 2018, 04:31:52 pm »
since i don't have a copy of acrobat pro (and currently no adobe reader either) it's hard for me to judge about what your are writing.

there is one thing: i've read

and in the note of the section "Show or hide layers" it says:

A lock icon in the Layers panel indicates that a layer is for information only. Locked layers can be created from AutoCAD and Visio files. In Acrobat Standard, the visibility of a locked layer cannot be changed. In Acrobat Pro, use the Layer Properties dialog box to change the visibility of a locked layer.

if this is correct, Scribus should not set the locked property in the pdf layers, when a layer is locked in scribus.

i will have to ask our pdf expert to see if your (and partially my) analysis is correct and if there is anything to be changed in scribus...

Layout Issues / Re: Layer
« Last post by michel56 on June 14, 2018, 12:26:11 pm »
- The layers locked in scribus are clearly visible in the PDF but not in the list of layers.


- Les couches verrouillées dans scribus sont bien visible dans le PDF mais pas dans la liste des calques.
Layout Issues / Re: Layer
« Last post by a.l.e on June 14, 2018, 10:30:32 am »
i've created a sample .sla and .pdf and, from what i can tell:

- scribus does include the hidden layers in the pdf. evince ignores the flag and shows them.
- scribus does not include the "non printable" layers in the pdf. both evince and inkscape do not show them. but it also loses the layers information)
- locked layers do not matter. (they're only locked for editing in scribus)

all this seems correct to me.

as far as i know, adobe acrobat has features to manage the layers that it finds in the pdf (and it should not find the layers that are not printable; inkscape does not find them), but i cannot test it for you.

what exactly should scribus change?
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