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Raster and Vector Graphics / Re: Scribus and use of GIMP from within Scribus
« Last post by utnik on February 22, 2018, 08:26:32 am »
hi deon

in 'settings' → 'external tools' → 'image processing tool' you should insert 'gimp' as your preferred image editor.
after that a right click on the image and 'edit image' will open the source image in gimp.
of course, you need to export the edited file, as 'save' would produce an .xcf file, which scribus can't read.
if you overwrite the old file, scribus will display the edited one.

in scribus 1.4.6 there is a bug which prevents gimp from loading the image if the program is already running – you have to quit it first. this is fixed in scribus 1.5.3…

utnik
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Beginner Talk / Re: Dupe styled objects = dupe styles!
« Last post by utnik on February 22, 2018, 07:47:24 am »
hi inkuser

what are you talking about?

utnik
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Beginner Talk / Dupe styled objects = dupe styles!
« Last post by inkuser on February 22, 2018, 01:51:45 am »
When I first saw this I thought, "What the!?!"

Then I thought.."could be powerful"

Then I thought: "how do you tell which copy of the style belongs to which objects?"

How DO you?

Thank you!
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Beginner Talk / Re: Is there a way to move objects without snapping?
« Last post by inkuser on February 22, 2018, 01:11:09 am »
Holy Cow!  I had no awareness of all of this under-the-hood activity, but your explanation is clear and makes sense.

Thank you.

I think you're right, using other tools is better than dragging, as I've been trying.
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Raster and Vector Graphics / Scribus and use of GIMP from within Scribus
« Last post by deonholt on February 21, 2018, 08:42:01 pm »
Hi all and thank you for your help.

Scribus 1.5.3 & GIMP 2.8

I'm a day old newbie at Scribus and have learned a lot since yesterday.

I watched a tutorial yesterday from someone who inserted an image and then edited it in GIMP. Is there a "reverse" way of Scribus using that edited image without having to export it from GIMP, close GIMS and get image again in Scribus?

Thank you so long.
Deon
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Text and Typography / Re: Newbie: How to vertically align text in text box
« Last post by deonholt on February 21, 2018, 07:53:29 pm »
hi deon

for this you should take a look at 'properties' (f2) → 'text' → 'columns & text distances' in scribus 1.4.6, or 'text properties' (f3) → 'columns & text distances' in scribus 1.5.3…

utnik
Thank you VERY much. This helps a lot and solves my problem for now.

Are you guys aware of any video tutorials on 1.5.3? I'm a newbie and have about 1 day's experience. I see that there is a lot more I need to learn.

Thank you so much for helping me out. Really appreciate it.
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User Interface / Re: problem with applying master page
« Last post by moresun on February 21, 2018, 06:57:26 pm »
Garry thank you for your reply. I've made the same as you in a new file and no problems occurs ... probably there's a bug in my file, due to the fact that I deleted a page, and all the master page went wrong...
As usual... I'm the one who finds and create bugs!! XD
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Text and Typography / Re: Newbie: How to vertically align text in text box
« Last post by utnik on February 21, 2018, 06:21:15 pm »
hi deon

One of the reasons I need to have this to work, is that I need a buffer of about 2mm on top & below.

for this you should take a look at 'properties' (f2) → 'text' → 'columns & text distances' in scribus 1.4.6, or 'text properties' (f3) → 'columns & text distances' in scribus 1.5.3…

utnik
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Features / Re: Master Document for long works?
« Last post by medical-hero on February 21, 2018, 05:58:40 pm »
Great feature.

In Adobe InDesign is ths implemented since eternity. At least since CS2 is it implemented (2005).

InDesign saves its files in .indd, templates in .indt and books in .indb - it would be great to have new file formats for books as well. Something like .slab
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Text and Typography / Re: Newbie: How to vertically align text in text box
« Last post by deonholt on February 21, 2018, 05:56:17 pm »
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hi deon

with scribus 1.5.3 there is a way – but at the moment still with some problems.
  • you'll have to create a 'blind element' (an invisible square in the size of your text frame) for your alignment
  • right click the text frame and select 'adjust frame height to text' (as long as this bug isn't solved you need to readjust the height manually…)
  • with 'windows' → 'align and distribute' you can center the text frame on your 'blind element'
as soon as the bug is resolved, this should be a way to do the job…

utnik
I tried as you have suggested, but don't get it right.
One of the reasons I need to have this to work, is that I need a buffer of about 2mm on top & below. At the moment my text is right against the top margin and I cannot get a way to have a "spacer" between text and text box. (I hope I express myself correctly.)

I have attached a screenshot of my problem. Maybe you have other suggestions in solving this.

Thank you so long for everyone's suggestions.
Deon
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