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Sorry, but I can't help with the uploader/bleed issue. I normally don't get stuff printed so it's not something I come up against. Maybe someone can give you an answer but if it all seems to work, even with the flagged "problem", then it's probably okay to ignore it until it really stops working. (Doesn't give you much confidence in the process though.)
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Beginner Talk / Re: Help with borders and margins
« Last post by GarryP on October 13, 2017, 11:46:41 am »
Just to add to what utnik said, there is a way of having top and bottom borders but it's not a fantastic solution.

Try this:
* Draw a Table where you want your text frame to be;
* When asked, set the table to be 1 row and 1 column;
* Alt-click the table;
* Go to the Line tab of the Properties Palette;
* Check Line at Top and Line at Bottom (nothing happens visually yet);
* Set the line Width to what you want;
* Go to the Colours tab of the PP;
* Set the Line colour to be what you want (now you should be able to see the lines);
* Alt-double-click the Table to enter some text and format it as you would a normal text frame.

It's not a particularly good solution and you don't have a huge amount of control over what happens but, for most simple needs, it's better than having multiple objects.

You can resize the table but make sure that you have the whole table selected, and not just the cell via Alt-click. Note that un-grouping the table will destroy the top/bottom cell borders when Scribus converts the cells in the table to normal text frames (which is really what they are but with an extra "trick" for the cell walls).

See the attached sample document for two simple examples.
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Beginner Talk / Re: Help with borders and margins
« Last post by utnik on October 13, 2017, 09:09:27 am »
hi abasel

for the border, you're right. afaik you can't colorize only parts of it.
but there are margins! take a look at 'preferences' → 'text' → 'columns & text distances'…

utnik
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Beginner Talk / Re: Help with borders and margins
« Last post by abasel on October 13, 2017, 05:10:48 am »
Ok I think I answered  my own question. There are no margins in a frame. You simple move the frame to accommodate the space and use horizontal lines to create the borders.
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Yeah, I had to ask about the versions thing and I think it was just what they happened to have. So far it's working out all right, but we'll see how the proof comes in.

Science! (I wrote it down, it's science.) Thanks for the advice!

Now why their uploader can't detect when a file does in fact meet their bleed requirements, that's an answer I'm sure I'll never get. (it meets them, they've said it meets them, it's previously printed like it meets them.... their site can't tell. Their own template files get flagged for "are you sure it has bleed".)
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Beginner Talk / Help with borders and margins
« Last post by abasel on October 13, 2017, 03:14:41 am »
With reference to the attached screenshot how do I do the following?
  • Create a margin at the top of the text frame so that the there is a space between the top margin and the text
  • Set the border around the text frame so that there is not left and right border i.e. only the top and bottom ones

Kind regards
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Text and Typography / Re: THIN SPACE
« Last post by a.l.e on October 11, 2017, 10:23:38 am »
if you need thin spaces, use a font that contains the glyph!

as an alternative, you could use the thin space of another font... but i don't think it's a good solution...

changing the size of the space should theoretically work... but i really don't know what's the effect of it (and from what you write, there might be a bug in scribus).
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Text and Typography / Re: THIN SPACE
« Last post by balise75 on October 10, 2017, 05:43:00 pm »
Oh yes, and thank you for the answer. I should have said of course "insert then space" and that what I was thinking of. And well, it does not offer the thin space. And yes, I have read elsewhere that it was depending on the font (not all fonts allow thin space apparently). Okay. But why when I change the size of the space (using the size of the font), my change disappears ?
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Text and Typography / Re: THIN SPACE
« Last post by utnik on October 10, 2017, 04:18:23 pm »
hi balise75

i don't know what spaces 'garamond' offers. but you shouldn't search under 'insert' → 'character' – try 'insert' → 'space' instead and scribus will show the different space widths of your chosen font.

utnik
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Text and Typography / THIN SPACE
« Last post by balise75 on October 10, 2017, 03:58:58 pm »
Hello from France. I am a new user of Scribus and I am working on a book. The ";" and some other punctuation signs need to use what we call in France "une espace fine" and that I have seen translated as "a small space" or "thin space".

The font that I use is Garamond.

If I use "Insert" then "character" the "thin space" possibility is not offered.

If I try (as I have read) to put an Non-Breaking space and then to divide by 4 the size of this space, it does not work neither. When I will have saved the work and then i will open it again, the size will have changed for its first value.

Sorry if I am not clear... English is not my fluent language... but the question is "Does anyone know how to create a thin space, using garamond font, with Scribus ?

Thanks for any clue  :) you will be able to give me.
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