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PDF Generation / Re: Scrambled hyperlinks in PDF
« Last post by a.l.e on July 24, 2018, 09:25:06 am »
if you want to create a clickable url in scribus, you have to put a link shape on top of the part you want to be clickable.
a bit odd, but true.

from your description you don't seem to have done it, so i have to guess that the text in your pdf is not clickable.
but: often, pdf readers try to track the urls in the text make them clickable.
this is probably what is happening in your case.
having http becoming h6pt seems a bit odd to me. but you have to be aware that PDF are created for print and there is not guarantee that the text is stored in a linear way. you probably have already experienced that you cannot always properly select the text in a pdf. even more so when you have multiple columns. the pdf reader has to guess what the original text flow was and might get it wrong.
personally, i'm keen to think that this is what is happening, but i have a hard time explaining a "h6pt".

if you share a pdf showing the issue it might get easier to provide you with further help...
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MacOS / Re: Multiple documents visible?
« Last post by scmooney on July 23, 2018, 06:36:31 pm »
Thanks, dragonfly. Yes, I tried Windows > Cascade. I think there is a bug in Scribus. I think I should be able to click and drag the titlebar of each open document and reposition it. But I cannot. Since my original post I did get this to work, but I am not sure what I did to overcome the bug. If I right-click on the document titlebar, at first I get nothing. But after I maximize the document, then when I right-click a menu opens up and I can see the <move> and <size> options, but they are gray and not active. I can re-size the window with the handle in the lower-right corner, but I cannot reposition it. After doing some re-sizing and also a couple of <restore>, then -- lo and behold -- now I can click and drag and reposition and resize, and now I can get two documents open and visible side-by-side without either of them disappearing. I think I should be able to do this immediately upon opening the documents, but it does not work. There must be a bug.
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PDF Generation / Scrambled hyperlinks in PDF
« Last post by italovignoli on July 23, 2018, 06:10:47 pm »
I have created a document where the text contains several URLs, which should stay as text (not clickable). I did not add any option to the text, apart from making it bold. Saving as PDF, the URLs become clickable, but are completely scrambled (like http becoming h6pt) and are cut somewhere (but not following a pattern). Any idea? For me, it would be enough to avoid that URLs become clickable when the document is exported to PDF.
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tested for you:

- the ctrl and shift modifiers work in the way nermander describes when you use the mouse wheel on the value but not when you click on the arrows.
- both modifiers also work when you use the arrows to resize a shape in the "interactive" mode (when the shape is selected on canvas)

for completeness it would probably be good to have them also for the arrows... but i'm not really sure it's so important... imo, there are already enough ways to fine tune and control the shape...
(and as far as i recall, it only works for units where it makes sense...)
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I never remember the modifiers by heart, but holding Alt, Shift, Ctrl etc works as modifiers for this as far as I remember. Or maybe those modifiers are only for the scroll wheel... I tried to search for the documentation but do not know what search term to use.

Opening Scribus I conclude that when using the scroll wheel:

Ctrl changes in steps by 10
Shift changes in steps på 0.1

But I noticed that for me, clicking the arrows in the box make changes in 0.1 steps and not full 1 steps? Does this mean it's configurable and I have forgotten where I changed it? Or does it depend on the units in use? (I'm using mm.)

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After scaling the X/Y position of the target becomes off centered.  Using the up or down clicks changes by a hold number which is far too much, rather than a fraction.  The same goes when using the up/down arrow to change the X/Y position.

Is there an easy method to make the changes increment in decimals rather than whole numbers when clicking the up/down button or the up/down arrow keys?

-- L. James

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L. D. James
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Text and Typography / Re: Editing text
« Last post by WHYz on July 23, 2018, 12:01:27 am »
I found the answer myself, and since I can't delete this post (for some reason), I'll tell what I did: After highlighting the text I wanted to change, I clicked on the select tool (to the left of the text button), and THAT action let the /TEXT in [properties] become usable again!
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Text and Typography / Re: spacing beetwen lines
« Last post by WHYz on July 22, 2018, 11:40:19 pm »
If U're asking what I think U are, the answer is "Yes, it can be done." Here's how: Highlight the 2 lines of text between the text you want changed. Right click your mouse, and at the bottom of the list is "properties." Click on it. Find "text," and click on it. U'll see the format of the highlighted text. Under the area that has the font name is how to have your leading (called "line spacing" in Scribus) adjusted (fixed, automatic, or align with baseline). Also, to the right of that is the area where U can select how wide or thin that spacing is.
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Text and Typography / Editing text
« Last post by WHYz on July 22, 2018, 10:42:31 pm »
Hi, In the past, I have frequently edited text in Scribus, highlighting the text I'm wanting to edit, and making the necessary changes, using [properties].

I successfully edited text today in this doc, but now [properties] appears stuck on /COLORS, even when I highlight the text I want to alter.although I successfully highlight the text, the /TEXT part in [properties] stays greyed out.

Is there a way to correct this problem? Or am I stuck trying to recreate my document?
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MacOS / Re: Multiple documents visible?
« Last post by dragonfly on July 22, 2018, 12:50:41 pm »
From your post I have just learned about the Windows > Tile feature.
In my Ubuntu 16.04 this dual window tiling seems to work for me.

[Added note]
Do you get the same effect using Windows > Cascade?
Of course you need to resize each Scribus window in Cascade window.


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