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General Discussion / Re: Frames with transparent border
« Last post by GarryP on October 10, 2017, 02:50:09 pm »
NOTES:
* Transparency - or, to use the term used in Scribus, Opacity (the opposite of Transparency) - should not be used to 'make something invisible', and it should certainly not be used to 'switch something off'. There is always a better way to do this.
* If you want a line or a fill to be invisible then use "None" for its colour.
* If you want an object to be temporarily invisible then move it to a different layer and switch that layer off.
* Transparency/opacity should not be used to make a lighter shade of a colour, the "Shade" setting should be used for this.
* PDF 1.3 does not allow for transparencies so anything with an Opacity of less than 100% will be displayed at full 100% Opacity (see attached sample documents: original SLA, PDF 1.3, PDF 1.4, and PDF 1.5).
* Generally it is best to stay away from the Opacity settings unless you absolutely need to use them and you know what the potential problems could be. Not using them means that you shouldn't have any strange results later on.
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You're welcome Junopsis.

Before you get too far down the line with 1.4.6 it might be worth asking your publisher why they prefer you to use a 1.5.x template.

If it's just a preference, and not a rule so you can use any version, then you could be okay.

However, if they really need 1.5.x for some reason - maybe they insist on a certain PDF version or something - then you could have trouble.

For instance, say you create your formatting in 1.4.6 and try to open the SLA in 1.5.x to create the required PDF. If 1.5.x doesn't apply the formatting in the same way as 1.4.6 - as it sounds from what you have said - then your resultant PDF probably won't be correct.

If this is the case you might have to go down the more basic route of underlining spaces and typing the words on the line underneath as per my attached sample. Not a great solution - lots more work and awkward modifications needed if formatting changes - but it should work on any version of Scribus.

Only the developers can say why 1.5.x wouldn't handle formatting from 1.4.6, but 1.4.6 might be allowing something which it shouldn't. Like I said earlier, it's not something that's normally done, but maybe it should be allowed for as you have a perfectly viable use case as far as I can see.
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General Discussion / Re: Frames with transparent border
« Last post by masfur on October 10, 2017, 11:18:44 am »
I solved it on my own! In the "colors" section of the fill, I discovered an icon for the edge (a little hidden).
Thank you.
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General Discussion / Re: Frames with transparent border
« Last post by masfur on October 10, 2017, 11:07:39 am »
Instead, I found out that in Scribus 1.5.3 there is the possibility on the colours of the area to define the transparent outline. But in 1.4.6 version...
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General Discussion / Re: Frames with transparent border
« Last post by masfur on October 10, 2017, 11:03:26 am »
Thank you.
Here the file.
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Vector graphics and postscript / Re: SVG imported document-Misplaced image problem
« Last post by a.l.e on October 10, 2017, 09:38:52 am »
this looks like a bug, ellie!

can you post your svg to https://bugs.scribus.net or should i do it for you?
(our aim is to empower our users and let them do the "big" step of filling tickets... and hopefully seeing them fixed!)

ciao
a.l.e
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General Discussion / Re: Frames with transparent border
« Last post by a.l.e on October 10, 2017, 09:37:38 am »
where does it turn black? in scribus?

never seen such an issue...
it should really work

can you share a sample .sla to show us exactly what you are doing?

ciao
a.l.e
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General Discussion / Frames with transparent border
« Last post by masfur on October 10, 2017, 07:20:22 am »
Hi!
I would like to set a transparent border to my frames. If "none" is set, the border turns black black. How can I do it?
Thank you.
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It would figure, I always do end up trying to do things weird.

Totally have the same problem with your file on 1.5.1, which is what I'm using, so that seems to be the problem.

Updated from 1.5.1 to 1.5.3 and ...the display issue isn't a problem. I can only offset so far in that version, though (even your file shows up with the down-shifted text basically underlined; the vertical shift only really moves the strikeout downwards).
1.4.6, the last 'stable' version, works just fine for the strikeout/shift, so I'm making a fresh document from scratch (my publisher's preferred template doesn't load in it since it's from a newer version of Scribus, naturally).

Thanks for helping me out here!
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Vector graphics and postscript / Re: SVG imported document-Misplaced image problem
« Last post by GarryP on October 09, 2017, 02:56:28 pm »
Just to add to the bug fixing info', I imported the SVG into Scribus 1.4.6 64-bit on Windows 10 and got the same result where the warning sign image has been translated to the left. However, importing the same SVG into a completely different application does not result in the same translation problem.

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