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Beginner Talk / Re: Workflow for adding image frames
« Last post by utnik on October 08, 2017, 06:14:38 pm »
hi pck1980

…it seems to work very well, even for images with a different aspect ratio…

unfortunately it doesn't!
when you resize your frame, the contour line will be resized proportionally.
i.e. when you have an image frame of 40×50mm with 3 mm added at every side (contour line: 46×56mm) and you resize this frame for a 60×50mm image, the contour line will be 69×56mm…

as long as your images are almost of the same ar it may work (but it's not precise…)

Beginner Talk / Re: Workflow for adding image frames
« Last post by pck1980 on October 08, 2017, 04:54:20 pm »
hi pck1980

in your uploaded file the images have the same dimensions.

i just tested  the way over the scrapbook:
  • set 'document setup' → 'item tools' → 'images' → 'scaling' to 'scale image to frame size'
  • check 'keep aspect ratio'
  • place an image frame with the desired dimensions
  • select 'properties' → 'shape' → 'use contour line'
  • edit the contour line to your needs and click 'ok'
  • right click on the frame and send it to the scrapbook
if all your images have the same dimensions, you can place hundreds of image frames from the scrapbook and all of them will have the same gap to the text and the loaded images will be scaled to match the frame at least in one direction.

btw. you should adapt the frame height to match with your text lines…


Sorry for my late reply. I just tried your suggestion, and it seems to work very well, even for images with a different aspect ratio (I can simply adapt the frame size to the image size after choosing an image).

Your solution greatly simlifies my workflow. Thanks a lot :-)
Welcome to the forum Junopsis.

Here's a quick way to do what I think you want:

* Create the text without any underline.
* Select the word you want to put under the underline.
* Go to Colour & Effects.
* Press the Strike Out button.
* Long-press the Strike out button and change Displacement to 100%.
* Go to Advanced Settings.
* Change Offset to Baseline to - (minus) 100%.

You will probably need to click away from the text to see that the formatting has been properly applied the first couple of times you use it and you will need to add an extra line break at the end of each line - or double your line spacing - but it works.
Layout Issues / Re: Measurements Entry issues...
« Last post by Portreve on October 08, 2017, 05:13:41 am »
Hey a.l.e!


thanks for the details!
now i see what the problem is!

and there seems indeed to be an issue there...

First off, thanks for the research on this. That's actually pretty cool, and it's nice to know it's been bug reported.

Here's some further thoughts on the matter.

I've been out of industry for about 15 years or so at this point. I do desktop publishing now mostly for my own little projects here and there, and occasionally for friends or a few others. The print industry, at least in the U.S., is crap. There's a few major companies, and everyone else is just mom-n-pop shops which don't pay crap, minimal to no benefits, etc. Besides, so much of advertising and publishing these days is online that nobody really cares about ink-on-paper. I know those of my era who really wanted to keep up on things went to web design or other specialized things a long time ago. I got burned out and just did other things with my life instead. Anyhow...

I really don't know whether people who do that work at this point even know what picas are any longer. Frankly, the state of education and other so-called "professional development" in this country is such garbage that I'll bet people go into the print world and don't even know what picas are. This kind of deficient education is most certainly true in a number of other industries I have had a chance to either observe or participate in, which is why I feel like this.

Given that the only measurement standard that's borked in Scribus is picas, maybe it should just be dropped, assuming nobody can be bothered (for whatever reason) to muster the resources to fix it. I'm a little surprised, I won't lie, that Scribus has the cicero measurement system built in. I've never ever met anyone, even in my time, who had used it or even heard of it. I just now, in preparing to write this response, had to go look it up on Wikipedia just to learn what it was all about. What I saw makes me think that at this point in time, it's completely redundant. One can only wonder if there would be people crying in their ink-laden beer were it removed as well.
Showcase / Re: Simple newspaper
« Last post by radu81 on October 07, 2017, 11:47:32 pm »
nice work, congrats!
So I want to have a long underline, with smaller text only in the middle. That much is easy by not using 'underline words only'. What I can't figure out is how to have an underline with text under it. If I pick subscript, the entire underline moves along with the text. If I go into Advanced Settings and change the base vertical font offset, the underline also moves with it.
How do I get the text shifted down and leave the underline where it is? (If that's a terrible description, think a mad lib where there is an underline, blank, with italicised smaller-than-other text underneath it).

(A good alternative would be graying out the text on that line? But that grays out the underline too...)
Vector graphics and postscript / Re: SVG imported document-Misplaced image problem
« Last post by a.l.e on October 06, 2017, 08:45:10 am »
can you please provide a sample svg that shows the issue?

or directly upload it to ?
Beginner Talk / Re: Posting in german possible??
« Last post by a.l.e on October 06, 2017, 08:42:49 am »
i would say that posting in other languages than english should be possible, for people who are not comfortable with english.

we have people that understand many languages in here and they will be able to translate your question (or we will use an online translator....)

in this specific case, though:

- you're english seems to be more than fine
- the two guys who replied to you, are also active in "the" german speaking forum:

Installation and Setup / Re: Instaling Scribus 1.5.3 on Raspberry Pi
« Last post by Nermander on October 05, 2017, 10:08:09 pm »
It looks as if in Stable scribus is 1.4.6 and scribus-ng is 1.4.0...

Beginner Talk / Re: Posting in german possible??
« Last post by utnik on October 05, 2017, 06:26:44 pm »
hi senior

with a single click you select the frame, with a double click the content (the image) inside the frame.
(to go out of this 'content' mode again, just click in an empty space on your layout…)


btw. there's no need to post the same question twice.
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