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General Discussion / Re: Documets size
« Last post by a.l.e on July 23, 2017, 12:16:57 am »
shift-click is your friend, mate...
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General Discussion / Re: Documets size
« Last post by rumen on July 22, 2017, 10:40:38 pm »
All the sizes 1 by 1? Wow I tought there is an easy way .... but if there is no .... 
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General Discussion / Re: Documets size
« Last post by a.l.e on July 22, 2017, 10:32:37 pm »
you can add further "A"s  in the preferences : - )
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General Discussion / Documets size
« Last post by rumen on July 22, 2017, 09:54:38 pm »
Hello,

I have just installed Scribus-NG and I have question about the documents size. In the last version there were many sizes like A4, A5, A6, B4, B5, B6, C ... here I have only A4, Letter and Custom. How can I add the another sizes? Second question - can I copy / paste the templates from the v.1.43 to NG? And if Yes - HOW?

Regards,
Rumen
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PDF Generation / Re: problems with faded CMYK color
« Last post by flomman on July 22, 2017, 03:22:56 pm »
I'm just looking at these Pantone bridge books.  Am I correct in thinking that this shows you what the CMYK values will produce when printed?
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PDF Generation / Re: problems with faded CMYK color
« Last post by GarryP on July 22, 2017, 02:59:12 pm »
I remember that my boss from many years ago - when I worked in an R&D department - had a supply of those Pantone things. He kept them in a safe!
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Text and Typography / Re: Clipping and skewing text
« Last post by GarryP on July 22, 2017, 02:50:16 pm »
a.l.e, my point was that such a function is not bounded by the PDF specs (as alluded to by yourself and Nermander).

eudoxos asked about cropping a piece of text while keeping it editable but, as has been said, Scribus must always display the full glyph so that's not possible without resorting to using other objects as masks or converting to curves.

Converting to curves makes the text uneditable and using objects as masks is messy. What eudoxos wanted - from what I can tell - was a cropping function that kept the text intact and Scribus doesn't have one.

See attached - crudely done - video of how it could be implemented. Such a cropping tool could also work on SVGs (and images too but that's already done by the frame).
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PDF Generation / Re: problems with faded CMYK color
« Last post by flomman on July 22, 2017, 02:04:57 pm »
Hi guys, thanks so much for you input!  I got the printed proofs back, and it all looks fine!  So pleased.  The printed result is closer to what the screen shows without Color Management enabled than with it, which just confirms all your advice to leave CM switched off.  So it's a display issue, and that's it.  I don't have an expensive monitor, just a super middle of the road Toshiba Satellite Pro laptop, so do you think it's even worth trying to calibrate the color on it?

You're right about the Pantone color books being expensive!  Will have to think about that one before jumping in :)
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Text and Typography / Re: Clipping and skewing text
« Last post by a.l.e on July 22, 2017, 12:11:06 pm »
garry,

i can easily reproduce your sample in scribus...
(see the attachment)

and scribus can easily import the pdf you have created and create the same output in a pdf
(see the other attachment)

what does this tell us?
technically, scribus could also have a clipping feature and resolve it in simple shapes when exporting to pdf (as your other application is doing).
it also seems to confirm that a pdf cannot contain the clipping information (otherwise scribus could not import your pdf)

on the other side, the fact that scribus does not support clipped images imported from svg is consistent with the idea that scribus only imports from SVGs what that it can easily export to valid PDF.

of course somebody could add a clipping "tool" to scribus and then allow the import of clipped content, but as you see in my sample, it's trivial to use the current scribus features to fake the same effect. so, there is probably little motivation (for now) to create such a tool.
on the other side, it would be really nice if inkscape could add an export to svg that removes all the information that is not needed when you only want to view the file (like in a browser or in scribus) or is not commonly supported in the svg viewers.

the flattening of transparencies is a similar (but probably way more complex to implement) case and, in the current state of the printing business, it's also a more urgent feature (but at the time scribus will have the flattening of transparencies in a stable version, all the print shops will probably correctly support the PDF versions that allows transparencies...)
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Text and Typography / Re: Clipping and skewing text
« Last post by GarryP on July 22, 2017, 11:21:39 am »
Sorry, but I don't see what the problem is.

The only bits of the text that can be seen are the bits that are expected to be seen, the text is still editable in the application, and - as a bonus - the text is still selectable by the reader. Everyone wins.

There is no "overlay" image, the image is actually behind the shape that holds the text. The text is "inside" that shape. Any extra text that is there is purely because I was using sample text in a very crude way to show what is possible. Under normal circumstances any unwanted text would simply not be there in the first place.
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