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Scribus forums / Re: Grade my layout? New for card game
« Last post by DiscoSoup on August 11, 2017, 06:53:20 am »
Yes, that's bugging me. I actually don't know how to do that.
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Scribus forums / Re: Grade my layout? New for card game
« Last post by utnik on August 11, 2017, 02:54:28 am »
hi discosoap

you should readjust the line spacing.
the leading is usually somewhere between 110 and 140% of the font size – yours is around 200%, which breaks the text into independent peaces…

utnik
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General Discussion / Re: Another Possible New Scribus User Looking For A Path
« Last post by Derek on August 11, 2017, 12:48:36 am »
Hi All

I decided to bite the bullet with 1.4.6 and recreate some pages of the last (August) edition. The first two pages are mostly boilerplate, anyway, so will form much of a template for the Scribus edition. Page 2 is also, coincidentally, the most complex page in the magazine - so is excellent for a trial run and to get me through much of the learning curve.

Using the MS Publisher (live) edition as a master I've been able to create virtually identical copies in Scribus. I haven't actually printed anything, yet, but the previews look good. I'm reasonably confident that readers will be unaware that anything has changed.

From what I've done so far I anticipate that Scribus is going to be faster to work with than MS Publisher in a Windows 7 32 bit virtual machine.

I've, obviously, still got to start finding hints, tips and shortcuts for improving how I work - but most of that will be buried somewhere in the forum.

Derek
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Scribus forums / Re: Grade my layout? New for card game
« Last post by DiscoSoup on August 11, 2017, 12:21:51 am »
Thanks for the response. I am going to turn the cards into pictures, which flattens the transparencies, before I send them off. I'll look into a new font.
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Scribus forums / Re: Grade my layout? New for card game
« Last post by a.l.e on August 10, 2017, 07:58:57 pm »
one first important warning:

make sure that your print shop can print the transparencies!

and a bit of feedback, too:

... and you probably need some more padding around the text...
... and maybe increase the contrast for the main text (but it depends a bit on how it renders when printed)
... and the text is imo a bit small for a serif font... (but this feeling might be related to the low contrast on screen)

have fun!
a.l.e
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Scribus forums / Grade my layout? New for card game
« Last post by DiscoSoup on August 10, 2017, 07:50:03 pm »
So I'm making a new card game, and I've got this image of a prototype. I'm very pleased with the picture that the artist created. There are some things that I'd like to change about the card layout, but I want some second opinions. I think that the sword logos need changing into something else. The Kanji on the right is "kokoro", the Japanese word for heart. I wanted to use that instead of an actual picture of hearts like you might see in Zelda or other games. The kanji on the left is "kaze", or wind. Characters have elemental types in this game and get bonuses/penalties for attacking characters of different types.

I'd like for the gray/white text boxes to have faded edges. Like so they feather out to nothing. Right now I jsut have a slightly larger text box below the box with the actual text, and it has a white color at 50% transparency. How would you go about making it fade into nothing?

Thanks. Here's the link to the image: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8vd4pkalkee84vz/SamuraiDiceCards-page002.jpeg?dl=0

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Linux / Re: Scribus-1.5.3 Segfault on Slackware-14.2
« Last post by a.l.e on August 10, 2017, 03:18:27 pm »
yes sorry, that's it!

personally, i never look in the different sections and we (except garry's wonderful prototypes) there are not much submissions in there...

i think we should push it much more!

ciao
a.l.e
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Features / Re: Scissors or knife
« Last post by GarryP on August 10, 2017, 11:36:37 am »
It's probably a good reflection on how much functionality there is in Scribus that it's easy to forget that some functions exist.

Every now and again I find myself thinking "I wish I could do that" and then, after a while, I remember that I've totally forgotten that I actually can.

Some examples that I've forgotten about over the years are: Contents Copy/Paste; Advanced Select All; and Subdivide Path. How many Scribus users have used any of these or even know they exist?
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Linux / Re: Scribus-1.5.3 Segfault on Slackware-14.2
« Last post by GarryP on August 10, 2017, 11:19:48 am »
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btw, i wonder if we should not have a showroom in this forum... i think it would be much more visible than the wiki page (which we could keep as a long term archive).

What would be the difference between that and the existing Showcase forum?

Personally I think any persistent showcase/showroom should be part of the main scribus.net site rather than in a forum or a wiki. Users coming to the main site should be able to see a range of the best examples before they even think about downloading Scribus or using it. Get the good stuff in people's faces right at the start so they can see what's possible instead of expecting them to root around in sub-sites.

For instance, something like the Portfolio Booklet 2017 by DigiDio (from the Success Stories) should be prominent showing what sort of thing can be achieved. A quick look at the differences between, for example, blender.org and scribus.net shows what can (the former) and probably should not (the latter) be done.

The Scribus team isn't doing the project any favours by hiding stuff in wikis and forums. The project should be shouting to the world and getting more users (unless that's no longer a goal of the project). Scribus has so much to offer people, so why does it look like it doesn't care?

Maybe it's time to bring this discussion http://forums.scribus.net/index.php/topic,2282.0.html back to life? Just a thought.
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Features / Re: Scissors or knife
« Last post by a.l.e on August 10, 2017, 11:08:11 am »
good catch, garry.

(and, yes, i knew that she probably didn't mean that scissor... but i was too lazy to check)

also: i knew about using the path tools, but i've never thought about the nodes editor for this!
i hope i can keep it in my deep subconscious... : - )
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