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PDF Generation / Outline all fonts - Bad PDF generation
« Last post by chlnx on May 07, 2017, 10:29:01 am »
Hi all,

I'm using Scribus 1.5.2 to publish a PDF Fishing Magazine.
Outlining all fonts results in a strange behavior (some character is missing and it's substituted - see attached images).

Thanks for your help and suggestions.
Kind regards,

Checco
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Beginner Talk / Scribus 1.45 Master
« Last post by Bert Ruben on May 07, 2017, 06:35:22 am »
I'm a beginner with Scribus. Trying to put out a 16-page single sheet newspaper - single sheet because the publisher requires it that way.
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? I have the 16-page document all prepared.
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Scribus 1.4.6, Win 7.1 x64

I'm developing a book with 100+ pages, so I'll need to work with files smaller than that, I believe.

The page numbering/Master Page works fine for the 1st document with pages "1" thru "5".

I have imported that same Master Page with a page number frame with one "#".

"Sections" dialog refuses to allow me to start the page numbering with "6" (I'll need "6-9"),
on a separate file with that same Master Page with one "#".

I continuously return the message:
"The value you have entered is outside the range of page numbers in the current document (1-4)"

I have tried changing the "Start" field in the "Sections" dialog to "6" and the "Style" properties,
but still the same message as above.

My page size is "custom," in case that results in any anomalies.

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Scripts and Plugins / Command line (Generator)
« Last post by jvr14115 on May 07, 2017, 12:08:05 am »
So far I am totally happy with Scribus and especially the ScribusGenerator script.
Today I found out, it is possible to run Generator from the command line (I am using Windows 10).
Unfortunately I don't get it to work.
The only result I get, is that the command line opens the generator script.

I am not an expert on python. Should I install python? or change some settings?
Thanks for the support!
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Text and Typography / Re: Font selection
« Last post by SpoiledHobo on May 07, 2017, 12:06:23 am »
I know this thread is quite old, but since this problem...

2. in Preferences/Fonts I can globally deselect fonts, but I have to check/uncheck every single font (select all/deselect all) would help here. Now, with let's say 500 fonts I have to uncheck manually 498 fonts. Even better than a global (de-)select all would be to enable/disable complete font families.

... still exists I thought I might as well post my solution.

The font selections are saved in
Code: [Select]
~/.scribus/scribus140.rc or in
Code: [Select]
C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Scribus\scribus140.rc
When you open that file in some kind of editor, all you have to do is find and replace all
Code: [Select]
USE="1" EMBED="1" with
Code: [Select]
USE="0" EMBED="1" and you're done (keeping 'EMBED...' in your search string prevents you from inadvertently changing other settings, for example '...moUSE="1"').

It is longer than having a deselect all button, but still well under a minute.

Edit: Formatted code and added Windows directory
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Text and Typography / OpenType features inconsistent between Win7 and Win10
« Last post by southwindows on May 06, 2017, 04:00:05 pm »
First, let me thank the Scribus team for adding support for OpenType features.  I've been following Scribus for some time but have never been able to use it because my work frequently requires support from OT features.

I have created a font that that supports, among other things, the Old Italic block of Unicode.  Under the Old Italic script, default language, I have three stylistic sets and the mark to base positioning feature.  The font works correctly in XeTeX and Word 2016.

With Scribus 1.5.3 svn on a Windows 7 machine, the stylistic sets work correctly but the mark to base positioning is ignored.  Under Windows 10 (with the recent Creator update) the behavior is reversed: combining underdots appear exactly as they should, but the stylistic sets do not operate.  In Text Properties/Font Features, I see the checkboxes for the three stylistic sets and I can place the checkmarks, but the characters on screen do not change.  This is with the exact same font file on both machines.

The OT features for Latin script that I've tested so far, including stylistic sets and mark to base positioning, all work on both versions of Windows.  So I suspect that this issue has to do with scripts that are in the supplementary planes of Unicode.

I am happy to file a bug report and can supply screen shots if needed.  But since I am new to Scribus I thought I'd post here first and see if anyone has comments/suggestions.  Downright weird behavior!
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Layout Issues / Re: cannot insert character
« Last post by Guillaume on May 06, 2017, 01:30:31 am »
Thanks for the replies.  I tried and did it:  I enlarged the frame a bit and was able to type.  I am still puzzled by the fact that there was no overflowing, the frame was empty and the characters did fit in the frame.   
--Guillaume
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Layout Issues / Re: cannot insert character
« Last post by CGood on May 05, 2017, 11:39:33 pm »
Sometimes the frame has to be a lot larger than you might think for text to "fit". Try enlarging the frame a lot and  add your text, then incrementally drag a corner to reduce the size of the frame bit by bit. You may find you need to leave the frame larger than intuition might suggest.
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Layout Issues / Re: cannot insert character
« Last post by utnik on May 05, 2017, 10:00:16 pm »
hi guillaume

the red X is the mark for overflowing text.
either there is already some text in the frame (or just some line breaksā€¦) or the frame is too small to contain the first character (with the present settingsā€¦)

utnik
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Layout Issues / cannot insert character
« Last post by Guillaume on May 05, 2017, 09:39:14 pm »
Made small text frame for column name, and got cursor to blink but impossible to insert character, and there is a tiny red X in bottom right;  will not accept paste either.  What is function of tiny X and how to enable editing. Things work fine in other columns.
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