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General Discussion / Re: Default Styles in Scribus 1.5.2
« Last post by a.l.e on March 27, 2017, 07:42:20 pm »
you're right.

i have opened a ticket for this:

https://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=14708

can anybody suggest a list of 3-4 good (free as in freedom) fonts that scribus should try to find on the system?
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General Discussion / Default Styles in Scribus 1.5.2
« Last post by Leonard03 on March 27, 2017, 06:58:27 pm »
Not exactly sure where to post this, but currently the defaults for the Default Character Style is chosen in alphabetical order. I don't know if that's on purpose or a bug, but it's very disorientating, since for me the first font wasn't even an English one. It ends up being bold as well.
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General Discussion / Re: Custom variables
« Last post by a.l.e on March 27, 2017, 05:33:43 pm »
hi

welcome to scribus.

yes, the scribus does have variable text
the real variable text is not much tested and is probably not working very well yet

on the other side, there are linked scrapbook elements (patterns) that should work correctly.
you have to insert a frame, but you might reach a similar result as you are looking for.

and in the stable version (1.4) there is no other way than repeating the text on each (master) page...
the scrapbook can be of some help there.

ciao
a.l.e
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Beginner Talk / Re: IDML Import reset font replacement
« Last post by a.l.e on March 27, 2017, 10:17:15 am »
hoi adriana,

i have not tried if it also applies to the IMDL importing, but in the "preferences > fonts"  you have a "Fonts substitutions" tab.

since you have not mentioned having had a look in there, can you check if the replacements are listed in the tab?

ciao
a.l.e
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Beginner Talk / IDML Import reset font replacement
« Last post by mikolaskova on March 25, 2017, 08:19:09 am »
Hello,

I'm trying to open an IDML exported from Indesign.
It uses a lot of fonts, that are not installed on my system. Unfortunately I clicked over the dialog when opening and it did replace with an font that does not fit.
Now, everytime I open an IDML scribus uses this font.
How can I reset this assignement? (so that scribus asks me which fonts to use)

Thanks and regards,

Adriana
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General Discussion / Custom variables
« Last post by mkopljar on March 25, 2017, 12:13:41 am »
Hi !
New to Scribus.
I am trying to make a journal template, and on every page I need a custom text (e.g. journal name, volume and issue at the botom right corner, author name and short title on the top).
Is there a way to define some sort of a custom variable that will be be defined once for a document and placed on every page (master page) ? Similar to # for current page number ?
Thank you in advance !
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User Interface / Re: The context menu
« Last post by utnik on March 24, 2017, 07:22:12 pm »
hi ale

i don't use the context menu as often as garry (i use more keyboard shartcuts instead…)

my general cm use is:

in inkscape
  • move to layer
  • select same (color, stroke…)
  • set mask
in gimp
  • layer masks
  • other layer operations
in scribus
  • send to scrapbook
  • send to layer
  • convert to (text frame, polygon…)
  • update image
  • preview settings
  • contents → clear
in firefox
  • view source code
  • object inspector
in libreoffice
  • image anchor (on page, on paragraph…)
  • text flow around objects
  • level of objects
utnik
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Text and Typography / Re: Italic update?
« Last post by GarryP on March 24, 2017, 11:13:52 am »
Just to quickly add to utnik's advice on using Font Book on OS X, you can also use it to check that the font you're using has been designed properly - not all fonts are created equal - and to see if you have any duplicates (useful after an OS upgrade). There are plenty of articles on the web showing you how to do this.

You can also use Font Book to arrange your fonts into categories so you can find what you want more easily but this can be a long manual job - best started as soon as possible - and isn't reflected in Scribus (you will still get the normal alphabetical list). Again, many articles on the web.

If you ever seem to have a problem using a particular font, look in Font Book first to see if the problem is with the font rather than Scribus. If Font Book tells you that there may be a problem with the font, try finding another version somewhere on the web (see the lists of resources I posted earlier).
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Text and Typography / Re: Italic update?
« Last post by utnik on March 24, 2017, 01:40:36 am »
hi john

take a look at 'font book' (the official font manager of osx) inside your 'applications' folder…

utnik
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Text and Typography / Re: Italic update?
« Last post by CGood on March 24, 2017, 01:07:59 am »
There are font manager apps that can help visualize your collection of native Apple fonts. I'm not a Mac user so cannot point you to the best font managers but they are there, somewhere in Mac-Land.

To get a really good look at the fonts you have, you can also make a text frame in Scribus and enter characters like the below into it and you will quickly see what sort of glyphs are available in a particular font.

AaBbCcDdEeFfGgHhIiJjKkLlMmNnOoPpQqRrSsTtUuVvWwXxYyZz1234567890 , . ! ; : ' " - @ # ? ^ & * () {} [] _ …  ° © ® ± ¶ ‐ ‑ ‒ – — ― — – † ‡  ™ № ☞ fi fl ff ffi ffl ſt st € ¢ £ ¥ § $ ¢ £ ¥+ = % x <> ≠ ≤ ≥ ≈ | \ / ⁄ ⅟  ½ ↉ ⅓ ⅔ ¼ ¾ ⅕ ⅖ ⅗ ⅘ ⅙ ⅚ ⅐ ⅛ ⅜ ⅝ ⅞ ⅑ ⅒ ∫ π Ω ∏ ∑ ∞ ∆ ℵ ↈ Ⅰ Ⅱ Ⅲ Ⅳ Ⅴ Ⅵ Ⅶ Ⅷ Ⅸ Ⅹ Ⅺ Ⅻ Ⅼ Ⅽ Ⅾ Ⅿ ⅰ ⅱ ⅲ ⅳ ⅴ ⅵ ⅶ ⅷ ⅸ ⅹ ⅺ ⅻ ∈ ∋ ∌ ⊆ ⊇ ∬ ∭ ∮

Once you have those characters in a frame, click through fonts and you'll see things you did not expect. You will see that most fonts do not have every character you might desire. Since Scribus will not phony stuff up or automatically substitute a character from another font unbidden, missing characters will show up as "tofu" squares or gaps.

If you are publishing something in Cyrillic or whatever, construct your own test set of characters and you'll soon see the fonts that have what you need.
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