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Beginner Talk / Re: Printing
« Last post by GarryP on May 09, 2017, 10:12:12 am »
Bert, the general recommendation is not to print directly from Scribus but to export to PDF first and then print from the PDF reader instead.

This way you have the PDF "proof" which you can check for problems before printing. If the PDF looks wrong then there could be something wrong with Scribus. If the PDF looks right but the printed copy looks wrong then it's probably the print process - or the PDF reader - that is at fault.

Until printing directly in Scribus is properly implemented - if it ever is - print from the PDF instead.
Beginner Talk / Printing
« Last post by Bert Ruben on May 08, 2017, 11:54:21 pm »
When printing, about the last 5 characters on a line are not printed, straight down the page. No problem printing with images.
Beginner Talk / Re: Import character formatting while keeping own styles
« Last post by Eneen on May 08, 2017, 01:27:31 pm »
To use RTF and story editor workaround:
- edit text inside librewriter, use font that is used in scribus later, apply bold/italic to text and save as rtf,
- create blank Scribus doc, import styles you use inside main doc, import text, you will get text with direct formatting
- go to story editor and change paragraph styles there to yours using switch on the right side
- copypasta text into main doc

I wasn't able to do it using ODT as import filter seem to apply all formatting directly, so changing paragraph style do nothing.
I'll have to think about workflow here, but it should look like this:
- import odt (with character styles applied correctly)
- search-and-replace character styles to your own (no tool for that I'm aware of)
PDF Generation / Re: Problems in page numbers
« Last post by a.l.e on May 08, 2017, 10:20:07 am »
ciao heikki

there were issues with the page numbers in earlier 1.5.x version. the current 1.5.3 should be ok.

can you please share a demo .sla and .pdf tha show the issue?

PDF Generation / Problems in page numbers
« Last post by Hermanix on May 07, 2017, 09:00:21 pm »
Hey everybody! My problem is in page numbers in PDF files. I tried to publish with Scribus 1.5.2 (and 1.5.3) latest version. All page numbers are correct in my document. Numbers are made correct in the master pages. BUT when I save my document in pdf file and viwed it with Foxit reader (my favorit pdf viewer), the page numbers are gone! For instance in page 22 there is nly number 2, then in page 23 again 2, in page 24 and 25 nothing at all, page 26 is correct 26 and page 27 is only number 7 and so on! Is there known bug or so?
Thanks for answering and helping (must I change back to ver 1.4.6?)
PDF Generation / Re: Outline all fonts - Bad PDF generation
« Last post by chlnx on May 07, 2017, 02:02:13 pm »
Hi utnik,
I've installed Scribus 1.5.3.svn from PPA. The exported PDF has no problem with outlined text.

Thanks for your advice.

Beginner Talk / Re: Scribus 1.45 Master
« Last post by utnik on May 07, 2017, 01:43:23 pm »
hi bert

…Trying to put out a 16-page single sheet newspaper - single sheet because the publisher requires it that way.

usually you should set it up in a double page layout. for the publisher it will still contain single pages (not jet impositioned…)

I want to employ pagination but every video, manual etc. I try ends in failure. Can anybody provide or recommend a simple step-by-step procedure?
  • on the master pages ('edit' → 'master pages') you place a text frame where your page number should be.
  • insert the place holder for automatic pagination ('insert' → 'character' → 'page number')
  • select the place holder and format it as you like.
if you have different master pages, you need to apply the correct ones to your document pages ('page' → 'apply master page').


Excellent: Thank you!
PDF Generation / Re: Outline all fonts - Bad PDF generation
« Last post by utnik on May 07, 2017, 01:24:29 pm »
hi checco

i don't know, what went wrong here:
  • it could be a problem with the font file. (did you check the integrity of the font? does it happen with other fonts too?)
  • you could try to export the file with other scribus versions (1.5.1 or the latest build of the upcoming 1.5.3) – for me, the latest 1.5.3 build feels much betther than either 1.5.1 or 1.5.2.
if nothing helps, you can show ne the project with the used fonts ('file' → 'collect for output') and i will take a look at it.

hi barry
"Sections" dialog refuses to allow me to start the page numbering with "6"…

…I have tried changing the "Start" field in the "Sections" dialog to "6"…

the 'start' field tells scribus on wichpage of the current document a section begins. as your document contains four pages, you can't define a section (part of it) beginning on the 6th of those four pages.

what you need is a single section from page one to page four (the default) and a start value of '6'.

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