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Announcements and Forum Rules / Re: Image will not load into image frame
« Last post by a.l.e on September 19, 2017, 08:42:18 pm »
oh!

the scary white top left corner!

that could really be!
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User Interface / Re: Scribus UI/UX improvements
« Last post by PeterBenedek on September 19, 2017, 08:34:47 pm »
Hi Martin!

This is great project. I congratulate you.

I'm really looking forward.

May the Force be with you!    ;D

regards

Peter (and the whole Hungarian Scribus team)
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Beginner Talk / Re: Import pdf
« Last post by KimFoltz on September 19, 2017, 07:51:10 pm »
how are you opening a pdf with scribus 1.4.6?

scribs 1.4.6 cannot open pdfs... it can only load them as images in image frames...

scribus 1.5.3 can open pdfs...

anyway, scribus is not a pdf editor...

I am only trying to add page transitions to the document.

If I understand your response, you are suggesting the development branch may handle the pdf better than the stable version. Thanks. Worth trying.
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Announcements and Forum Rules / Re: Image will not load into image frame
« Last post by Nermander on September 19, 2017, 07:46:59 pm »
Another issue can be that the image is zoomed in so only a white/transparent part of the image shows. Right-clicking and selecting Adjust image to fram will solve this.

Happends to me very often when images have a way to high resolution.
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Features / Re: Master Document for long works?
« Last post by joesber on September 19, 2017, 07:14:35 pm »
That would be a really amazing first step.

If I can help in any way possible, don't hesitate in contacting me. I would be proud of being usefull for Scribus :)

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Features / Re: Master Document for long works?
« Last post by a.l.e on September 19, 2017, 06:37:58 pm »
well, the first step would be to synchronize the page numbers...
and create one pdf per file, which you can merge with external programs.

no gui.

i will not even try to support the attributes based table of contents.
so i consider that scribus cannot create a table of contents.
but as soon as the "real" style based table of contents exists, an interface for the scripter might be very useful!

if i have some time on friday i can try to create a prototype:
- create a text file with the list of files in the right order
- launch a script that starts scribus and
  - open each document in the list and find the information about page numbers
  - if it's not the first file, apply that information to each section in the document (increase the start page number)
  - create a pdf of each file
  - eventually use a pdftool to merge all files

i'm not sure that the scripter api supports all this, but i can give a try.

the mockup you have created looks neat... but i fear it's still a bit far away... but a poor man master document system could be possible.
(a real master document is not really hard... but there are some important decision to be taken, on how it could be implemented...)
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Beginner Talk / Re: Import pdf
« Last post by a.l.e on September 19, 2017, 06:23:46 pm »
how are you opening a pdf with scribus 1.4.6?

scribs 1.4.6 cannot open pdfs... it can only load them as images in image frames...

scribus 1.5.3 can open pdfs...

anyway, scribus is not a pdf editor...
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Beginner Talk / Import pdf
« Last post by KimFoltz on September 19, 2017, 06:19:11 pm »
I am using Scribus 1.4.6 with Ghostscript 9.22 on 64-bit Windows 7. Trying to open a 32 page Acrobat document to try and add page transitions to the pdf. Attempting to open the document gives a Unrecoverable error: undefined in DELAYBIND. There is a warning the DELAYBIND command has been deprecated and will be removed in the next version. For now you can restore the behavior by using -dREALLYDEALYBIND.

What is the message trying to instruct me to do?
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Features / Re: Master Document for long works?
« Last post by joesber on September 19, 2017, 05:11:55 pm »
Dear a.l.e.,

thanks a lot for your fast answer, and even more for its content. I didn't expect such a positive reply  :)

I have no idea of programing, that's why I can't even imagine the difficulties of that idea. But, nevertheless, I created the following design with Inkscape, how it could be the tool we are talking about:



List of minimal features:

-Open Master Documents
-Export Master Documents, which means: Scribus can merge and export several single documents as one PDF, without opening every single document (for a large book, we would save an amazing amount of resources). It would be extremly powerfull, if we can export a 300 pages book, for example, without opening all the documents/chapters. If Scribus doesn't need to open the documents for exporting them, but just export the Master Document.
-Synchronize the numbering of all documents within a Master Document
-And here, I guess, a difficult one: creating an index of contents using all the documents within a Master Document.

Of course, it could be always improved and improved, implementing more advanced features, but if Scribus would do the things described above... Well, it would be an amazing jump of quality for Scribus, from my point of view.

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Announcements and Forum Rules / Re: Image will not load into image frame
« Last post by GarryP on September 19, 2017, 04:58:01 pm »
Welcome to the forum GregM.

I usually find that "cleaning" an image by putting it through GIMP - open the image in GIMP, accept any changes it wants to make, and then export with a different name - usually fixes things. (You don't need to properly learn GIMP as you're only using the File menu.)

I don't know exactly why this generally works but it's usually something technical to do with colour profiles and suchlike.

Two other things to think about are:
1. If you are putting your photos on a specific layer, make sure that the layer is set to visible in the Layers palette. It's easy enough to accidentally switch this off.
2. Check the DPI of the image. If it's set to something silly - like 30000 DPI - then you could have the image in the frame but not be able to see it because it's too small.
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