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Beginner Talk / Re: paragraph spacing
« Last post by DeanEM.TFAD on November 19, 2017, 09:26:24 pm »
Thanks.  Your suggestion to generate a small set of relevant Character Styles has been very helpful, avoids having to scroll through long list of fonts, etc., just to embolden or italicize selected words.  Re the between-paragraph spacing issue that motivated my original question, my community newspaper (12 8.5x11 pages) articles are small/simple enough that, where fractional between-paragraph spacing is really needed, to make the changes in LibreOffice and re-import the ODT file.  That's easy.  Better, I'll try to avoid fractional spacings in favor of more uniformity/alignment across columns/pages.   Now on to other challenges!  Thanks!!
User Interface / Re: Scribus UI/UX improvements
« Last post by tim_occ on November 19, 2017, 04:42:45 pm »
Hi corebots,

thanks for your post. I think there are some ways to supporting me. Since I changed the UI I changed a lot of code as well. At this moment I'm not sure if all features are working as expected. So testing would be one option. But for now there is just the source code, no binaries. But I'm able to create binaries for Linux. ;)

I never though about donations... but I remember that I have a link. If someone wants to make donations here is the link:
BUT: donations are not required that I continue my work!

Thanks for supporting me.

Beginner Talk / Re: Can Scribus documents be combined or merged?
« Last post by GarryP on November 19, 2017, 11:14:43 am »
You're welcome.

Not all of the organisations take liberties with the copyright - some of them are simply giving the service because they're being nice - but it's worth checking just in case.
Beginner Talk / Re: Suddenly, images are importing 90 degrees rotated!
« Last post by utnik on November 19, 2017, 11:01:45 am »
hi dezcat

you might have rotated the frame in 'properties' → 'x, y, z'.

Beginner Talk / Suddenly, images are importing 90 degrees rotated!
« Last post by dezcat on November 19, 2017, 05:05:34 am »
Some time this evening, this began. Previously, all images came in oriented correctly, no matter what the rotation of the camera was when they were taken...

I don't believe I touched any setting, but assuming I did, can I fix this situation so that images import correctly? Scribus' preview window shows the correct orientation...curious...

thank you!
Beginner Talk / Re: Can Scribus documents be combined or merged?
« Last post by dezcat on November 19, 2017, 03:35:30 am »

thanks for the information - and the warning. I'd rather struggle on my own than let somebody snake the copyright to my work!

Beginner Talk / Re: Can Scribus documents be combined or merged?
« Last post by GarryP on November 18, 2017, 10:38:04 am »
You can use menu "Page -> Import" to import SLA documents into the current one but I've not used it myself so I don't know how well it works. I have no idea how well it handles combining styles and other things. Also, you need to make sure that you have enough memory to hold the entire document together at the same time. For image-heavy documents that might be an issue.

There are also many utilities that allow you to combine PDFs which could be another option. Try web searching for "pdf stitch combine" (without the quotes). There are some that you install on your machine and there are some that you use online via a browser but if you use an online service make sure you read the Service Level Agreement very carefully (including the small print). Some services may - sneakily - take the copyright off you as "part of the service". In other words, if they are doing the work and it's their system that is creating the final document then it's their document. If someone is doing something for you for free then they might not have your best interests at heart.
Beginner Talk / Can Scribus documents be combined or merged?
« Last post by dezcat on November 18, 2017, 06:43:54 am »
After visiting the likely paces in Scribus, I don't see any tool to allow this..I can't be the first to want or ask about it.

I'm working on a document which is and will be very image-heavy. It might be nice to break it up into sections, then merge them when I'm done.

Can this be done in 1.4.6?

thank you!
the boat has sailed, 1.5.3 is stable enough to be used and people are using it.
we had a very similar situation in the 1.3.x branch, long before 1.4 was released... and it's at that time that i've stopped insisting when people want to use the development version during the very long stabilization phase.

With respect, I'd say that 1.5.3 is stable-ish. I wouldn't consider it production-ready. There are very compelling reasons to use it, including being able to drag images into a Scribus document from a folder in the file system. That is a must-have.

But the extreme slowness I experienced in moving and adjusting images, inability to move along a constrained axis...those are deal-breakers because they slow the software and workflow to the point of unusability.

Imagine taking the best part of 30 minutes to position an image and hoping you don't have to move it later.

I feel that the Scribus developers are working on something outstanding in 1.5.3 and when it's stable, I'll be there.
MacOS / Re: Font question, new Mac 1.4.6 install
« Last post by GarryP on November 17, 2017, 05:48:11 pm »
You're welcome.

Glad to hear it's all sorted.

TIP: When you're scrolling through the fonts, if you have SHIFT or CTRL pressed down when you use the scroll-wheel on your mouse you will scroll by "page of fonts" rather than by single fonts. Sometimes it makes it easier to scroll through a lot of fonts.
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