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Beginner Talk / Re: Can I hide the images in just a section of my book?
« Last post by a.l.e on June 14, 2018, 04:40:36 pm »
hi bowser

welcome to scribus.

i don't think that currently there are ways to solve it, except to split the file...

well, there is a "hack":

- create two directories, next to each other, for your images
- call them "images" and "images-high-res"
- when you add an image, add it first to the "images" directory, link it from scribus, move it to the high-res directory and copy back to "images" a low-res copy of your image
- when your finished (or when you want to output a high-res pdf), just close your document, rename "images" to "images-low-res" and then "images-high-res" to "images" and reopen the document.

of course, you will then have a very slow scribus (you won't even be sure to have enough RAM to open your document... so test it from times to time) but it's only for creating the PDF, so it might be ok.

all that being said, it's probably better to split your document...
Layout Issues / Re: Layer
« Last post by a.l.e on June 14, 2018, 04:31:52 pm »
since i don't have a copy of acrobat pro (and currently no adobe reader either) it's hard for me to judge about what your are writing.

there is one thing: i've read

and in the note of the section "Show or hide layers" it says:

A lock icon in the Layers panel indicates that a layer is for information only. Locked layers can be created from AutoCAD and Visio files. In Acrobat Standard, the visibility of a locked layer cannot be changed. In Acrobat Pro, use the Layer Properties dialog box to change the visibility of a locked layer.

if this is correct, Scribus should not set the locked property in the pdf layers, when a layer is locked in scribus.

i will have to ask our pdf expert to see if your (and partially my) analysis is correct and if there is anything to be changed in scribus...

Layout Issues / Re: Layer
« Last post by michel56 on June 14, 2018, 12:26:11 pm »
- The layers locked in scribus are clearly visible in the PDF but not in the list of layers.


- Les couches verrouillées dans scribus sont bien visible dans le PDF mais pas dans la liste des calques.
Layout Issues / Re: Layer
« Last post by a.l.e on June 14, 2018, 10:30:32 am »
i've created a sample .sla and .pdf and, from what i can tell:

- scribus does include the hidden layers in the pdf. evince ignores the flag and shows them.
- scribus does not include the "non printable" layers in the pdf. both evince and inkscape do not show them. but it also loses the layers information)
- locked layers do not matter. (they're only locked for editing in scribus)

all this seems correct to me.

as far as i know, adobe acrobat has features to manage the layers that it finds in the pdf (and it should not find the layers that are not printable; inkscape does not find them), but i cannot test it for you.

what exactly should scribus change?
Beginner Talk / Can I hide the images in just a section of my book?
« Last post by bowser on June 14, 2018, 09:41:53 am »
Hello and a newbie question - I would be so grateful for help.
I am using Scribus to layout a photograph book which has 100 pages and up to 6 images per page. Obviously this gets very slow to load and my computer system dosesn't like it at all! I could split the book into several smaller books but I am wondering if there is a way to divide the complete book into sections and then hide the images in the sections I have completed BUT see them in the section on which I am working.....?
Thanks so. Uch in advance.
Layout Issues / Re: Layer
« Last post by michel56 on June 13, 2018, 09:36:21 pm »
Scribus does include the unprintable layers in the PDF but the PDF reader can not print them. (except evince and okular)

I use scribus to make simple PDF with layers and printable on ordinary printer.

For autocad, it creates well pdf with layers but it remains limited.

Locked layers in scribus are always visible in the pdf. Their names do not appear in the Layer Manager and I find it great to insert a logo, copyright, page header, map legend ...

Wish that future versions of Scribus allow this type of printing.

Thank you.


Scribus inclut bien les couches non imprimable dans le PDF mais le lecteur PDF ne peut pas les imprimer. (sauf évince et okular)

Je me sers de scribus pour faire des PDF simples avec calques et imprimables sur imprimante ordinaire.

Pour autocad, il crée bien des pdf avec calques mais il reste limité.

Les calques verrouillés dans scribus sont toujours visible dans le pdf. Leurs noms n'apparaissent pas dans le gestionnaire de calque et je trouve cela génial pour insérer un logo, copyright, en-tête de page, légende de carte...

A souhaiter que les prochaines versions de Scribus autorisent ce type d'impression.

Layout Issues / Re: Layer
« Last post by a.l.e on June 13, 2018, 07:03:05 pm »

if i understand your posts correctly:

- adobe acrobat does not show the hidden layers but prints them.
- on the other side, scribus does not include the non-printable layers in the pdf.
- scribus can warn you if you have layers where the visibility and printability do not match. (sadly it's only optional)

personally, i don't know what invisible layers in adobe acrobat are good for (in a print workflow) and i would probably prefer that scribus does not include the information in the pdf it creates (so you can temporary hide a layer and still get it ti show up in the pdf and in print).
but this is not how scribus works.

since scribus is not a PDF authoring tool but a tool targeting the professional printing press, it would probably be more sensible to have the same behavior as autocad, but i don't think you will be able to convince the team of making the change.
(having them to make the "mismatch" warning activated by default would be already a big step!)

all in all, scribus and adobe reader seem to be doing the right thing, according to the pdf standard. so both are behaving correctly.
if you only consider the professional printing workflow, it's not the best behavior, but there is no formal error.
so, all you can do, is to enable the "mismatch" alert and hope for the best.

... if i understood you correctly.


pas de chance.
c'est comme ça, et ça ne va pas changer.

Layout Issues / Re: Layer
« Last post by michel56 on June 13, 2018, 11:47:49 am »
Thanks for your help.

There is no change with Adobe Reader. All prints with the slaps disabled.

I had already tested with version 1.5 under Ubuntu.

Merci pour votre aide.

Il y a aucun changement avec Adobe Reader. Tous s'imprime avec les claques désactivés.

J'avais déjà tester avec la version 1.5 sous Ubuntu.
Layout Issues / Re: Layer
« Last post by a.l.e on June 13, 2018, 10:55:50 am »
can you please, what happens with a pdf created with scribus 1.5?
(i've attached it)

if i recall correctly, something has changed some time ago...
Layout Issues / Re: Layer
« Last post by michel56 on June 12, 2018, 01:52:44 pm »
It would take a "print when visible" flag in addition to "printable / visible"

Autocad does not offer the choice of the flag it creates it with this value "Print when visible" only.
Attached an overview with adobe. All layers are frozen and prints them anyway.

Il faudrait un drapeau "Imprimer lorsque visible" en plus de « imprimables / visibles »

Autocad ne propose pas le choix du drapeau il le crée avec cette valeur "Imprimer lorsque visible" uniquement.

En pièce jointe un apercu avec adobe. Tous les calques sont gelés et il les imprime quand même.
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