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Scribus forums / digressing
« Last post by a.l.e on Today at 06:26:25 pm »
first, let's say it loud: i love how this forum is a platform where ideas build up and very interesting discussions arise... on top of helping the users to get things done!

but i'm also noticing that almost every question asked in here becomes a discussion among a few frequent users about "advanced" topics.

some users seem to appreciate that their questions are inspiring other people, but i fear that others get a bit intimidated.

i would suggest that we "the experts" should ponder in each single case, if we want to simply reply in the current topic or open a new one (or pick an existing one that is already covering the idea) and start the discussion there.
eventually (or most of the time) with a cross reference between the two topics.

it might take a bit longer to write our posts, it might lead to some awkward cases... but i think that it could improve the discussions in here...

what do you think?

Beginner Talk / Re: Page templating
« Last post by GarryP on Today at 02:27:42 pm »
You're correct that the Scrapbook doesn't do what Antariz wants but, since it's the closest thing that Scribus has to offer, I thought it might be worthwhile mentioning just in case it helps a little. Better to know and not use than not know.
Scribus forums / Re: Scribus Webpage
« Last post by tim_occ on September 25, 2017, 09:23:00 pm »
Yes, but just for topics which I'm interested in. :D
Scribus forums / Re: Scribus Webpage
« Last post by Nermander on September 25, 2017, 08:46:45 pm »
Maybe you come from a perspective where people contribute themselves instead of asking others to do things?
Beginner Talk / Re: Page templating
« Last post by Nermander on September 25, 2017, 08:38:41 pm »
I was thinking of suggesting the scrapbook, but from what I understand Antariz wants to be able to change the page design after designing tha pages (and that will not be possible even if you have used the scrapbook).

This would enable me to make layout changes after creating all the pages, so if I decide the columns are too close together, or the font needs to change, I can simply update the template and all the pages will reflect the new changes.
General Discussion / render box in separate file
« Last post by luaa on September 25, 2017, 01:08:08 pm »
Is possible to store my code of render box in separate file?
For example i use tikz in latex and metapost. Is possible using link to my file no paste inside scribus file?
General Discussion / How using Lualatex in scribus?
« Last post by luaa on September 25, 2017, 01:04:15 pm »
This is all. How I can use lualatex , not pdflatex
Beginner Talk / Re: Page templating
« Last post by GarryP on September 25, 2017, 12:13:00 pm »
Welcome to the forum Antariz.

As has already been said, Scribus can't do what you want it to but there may be ways of doing something that's a small part of the way there.

You are correct that master pages are, essentially, page backgrounds. They have their uses but they're no good for what you want as their content is always the same on every page that they are applied to (with some exceptions, such as page numbers).

One option you have is to use a Scrapbook. Scrapbooks can hold any Scribus object or set of objects. This means that you can create a layout and save the layout into a Scrapbook to be used again later. One thing you don't get is the ability to "live link" between objects and the Scrapbook so once you use something from the Scrapbook it's no longer related to the original in any way.

There isn't much documentation on the Scrapbook so you might have to experiment a little to get used to how they work but if you keep using the same layouts then it might be worthwhile. The menu items you need are: "Windows -> Scrapbook" and right-click "Send to Scrapbook". They should get you started.

I've read that it's possible to share Scrapbooks between documents but I don't know how well this works. Different documents may have different styles etc. and if you try and use a Scrapbook item that uses a same-name-different-formatting style in two different documents there may be problems. I don't know though as I've not tried it myself. Best to see for yourself first.
Layout Issues / Re: Measurements Entry issues...
« Last post by a.l.e on September 25, 2017, 09:54:45 am »
nermander, picas are a strange thing and -- afaik -- is only used in "traditional" (ehm ehm) american workflows.

thanks to louis' and peter's engagement (iirc), scribus does supports picas.
but almost nobody uses them.
so the support might have bugs.

if the bug is important we then have the choice to get it fixed or remove the support for picas (if the number of users relying on it is way too small vs. the effort to correctly implement it... and knowing how scribus works, i would bet that somebody will fix the code to get the picas to work).

but, for now, i still have no evidence that the picas have any problem, if they are entered the way they are supposed to.

the ball is on portreve's camp. please give us examples that show an issue in scribus.
which field does not "digest" picas correctly?
which does it correctly?
with which pica values?
with which document settings?
Scribus forums / Re: Scribus Webpage
« Last post by tim_occ on September 25, 2017, 12:51:02 am »
Hi Nermander,

I think to anwser your question I have to separate the different things.

- for manual it is not much harder to find it than manuals of Blender or Gimp
Easy to find via in-built manual, but just the english version (in my case I have no installed manual, just a web link in to the wiki)
Gimp: (no installed manual, but possibility to open a web version)
Blender: (just web link via "Help" menu)

- in case of tutorials it is much harder to find -> I think that is because of a smaller community than Blender or Gimp
Scribus:,11.0.html (BTW: if I search for "scribus tutorials" I can't find this forum section in my search engine) -> I have to know that there is a forum, have in mind it is not linked on

- in case of contribute to Scribus it is much harder as well -> I described some of the issues above
Scribus: -> Overview (no links to subtopics)
Gimp: -> Overview + links in specific subtopics
Blender: -> Overview + links in specific subtopics
Krita: -> Overview + links in specific subtopics

So, yes in case of a documentation it is like the others.
In case of contribution or tutorials it is not very easy.

For sure it takes time to learn a new software application, but it can be much easier. Maybe I come from a different perspective with a bigger focus on contribution.
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