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Beginner Talk / What's up with Master Pages?
« Last post by broadlighter on November 29, 2017, 11:24:23 pm »
Hi,

I started experimenting with simple Master pages. I'm running Scribus 1.4.6 on Windows 10.

I created a double-sided starter file, watched a video on how to use Master pages. I opened Windows => Arrange Pages, double-clicked on Master Right and placed a text frame as big as the margins and closed the Edit Master Pages box, as instructed. I repeated the same steps for the Master Left pages. I could see the text frames with their borders grayed out on all the pages in the document. However, when I clicked on the Text frames they didn't activate and make themselves available for adding or editing text.

I was hoping that setting the Master Pages this way my pages would have text frames available for adding and editing text on all of my pages. Did I miss something? Am I misunderstanding something about Master Pages that I need to know?

Thanks,

Broadlighter
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Beginner Talk / Re: Scaling an image after cropping?
« Last post by inkuser on November 29, 2017, 07:05:50 pm »
I'm happy making the change in my workflow, and in fact, I do go through and re-size my images to match what I"m showing in my design. If an image is at 80% of full size, I use Gimp to adjust that image to 80% at the same cropping.

However, when I am still in the act of designing, I like to be able to crop and scale as I want to.

For now, I'm using the free scaling feature under properties > Image
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Beginner Talk / Re: Scaling an image after cropping?
« Last post by Nermander on November 29, 2017, 06:31:24 pm »
I think there is a feature request for lossless cropping at PDF export. Because today Scribus will embed the full image into the PDF, even if only a fraction of the image is visible in the frame.

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Layout Issues / Re: Cannot insert page numbers in 1.5.3
« Last post by vasilkadifeli on November 29, 2017, 06:12:08 pm »
I understand Arial does not support many of the alphabets...

But the "Arial Unicode MS - Version 1.01" has more:

https://www.microsoft.com/typography/fonts/font.aspx?FMID=1081
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Layout Issues / Re: Cannot insert page numbers in 1.5.3
« Last post by vasilkadifeli on November 29, 2017, 06:09:28 pm »
I am not a specialist  :D but many thanks because I understood and solved my issue...

I searched the windows fonts according to their "designed for" option and found out which one is to be used for the Georgian.. There is actually just one "Sylfaen Regular"...

I also found suitable fonts for devanagari and chinese (I think this will work for other alphabets too)...

So I am now able to use those alphabets in my projects.

However the fonts I downloaded from Noto for Devanagari (the bengali language) didn't work and they do not display in the font list as designed for Devanagari... this field is empty on the list... May be there is a need for some other trick but I for now solved my issue...

Thanks again...

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Scripts and Plugins / Re: Importing Vector Pdfs in Bulk
« Last post by GarryP on November 29, 2017, 04:46:50 pm »
Welcome to the forum Dalski K.

As you have already seen, Scribus 1.4.6 treats imported PDFs as images. As far as I know they're not editable in any way.

Apparently, however, 1.5.x does allow you to import PDFs as vectors - https://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Importing_PDF_files_as_Vector_Graphics - but, as I don't use 1.5.x, I have no idea how good the import is and I don't think the imported text is searchable/editable as text.

Affinity Designer is pretty good at importing PDFs and the text is imported as text. It's not free but it's very cheap for what you get and the cost could be justified by the amount of time you save. (And it costs nothing to get the trial version and give it a go.)

The only issues - from your standpoint - with AD are that you cannot export the document as a multi-page PDF (you need to export single pages and stitch them together with something else) and - as far as I've seen - there's no search function.

Maybe someone else can come up with another (better) suggestion.
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Layout Issues / Re: Cannot insert page numbers in 1.5.3
« Last post by utnik on November 29, 2017, 04:21:23 pm »
hi vasil

i almost never used those characters, but for the rare ocasions when i needed some chinese signs, scribus worked well, as long as i selected a font wich contains them.
…but in scribus i can't write chinese signs with 'arial', wich is not a problem in libreoffice writer, where the missing characters will automatically be 'borrowed' from another font (without any warning!) – it's your choice if you call this 'bad' or 'handy'

I downloaded the Noto Sans Devanagari and the Noto Serif Devanagari though nothing has changed. Devanagari is the Bengali aŭ Hindi script...

for bengali i would recommend 'noto sans bengali' and 'noto serif bengali' – but you're the specialist…

utnik
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Layout Issues / Re: Cannot insert page numbers in 1.5.3
« Last post by vasilkadifeli on November 29, 2017, 03:43:18 pm »
I downloaded the Noto Sans Devanagari and the Noto Serif Devanagari though nothing has changed. Devanagari is the Bengali aŭ Hindi script...
I do not think it is a font problem,  because in notepad, in word, in excell I can enter Bengali script with Arial...

This is what I have typed in the text box with arial :

"(fakte Rabindranath Thakur; bengale রবীন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুর)"

What I get on the screen after I close the text box is just squares for the bengali text... and it doesn't make any difference if I change the font of the Devanagari script to Noto Sans Devanagari or if I leave it at Arial :

The same is true in the generated pdf.

I have no problem so far with greek, arabic etc... But the Georgian, Chinese, Japanese, Bengali and may be others do not work...
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Scripts and Plugins / Importing Vector Pdfs in Bulk
« Last post by Dalski K on November 29, 2017, 03:34:48 pm »
I'm looking for an alternative to Adobe InDesign (As the Adobe Creative Suite is not available anymore and switched to cloud) . From my search results Scribus seemed suitable but it appears not as much as I hoped.


I will be using the programme to import vector pdfs; they will contain multiple pages and there will be multiple different imports. My questions are:

  • It seems that importing pdfs into Scribus is not it's best feature. Can anyone point me to a script to import the pdfs into Scribus? The imported pdfs cannot be images; they must be vectorized, crisp, searchable text.
    If not can someone recommend me software to do this? Preferably free!
  • Can anyone recommend me the software to import multiple pages of vectorized pdfs?
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Text and Typography / Re: Embedding error in PDF?
« Last post by utnik on November 29, 2017, 03:30:00 pm »
hi alpwl

i misinterpreted something.
there is no font embedded, but acrobat reader and acrobat pro don’t substitute the missing fonts the same way. in acrobat pro it was bold, but still another font (as i can see now, with the right font at hand…)

when i export your file without changing any settings, the fonts aren’t embedded (not even a subset of them).

for your cv you should embed a subset of the fonts (‚save as .pdf‘ → ‚fonts‘ → ‚outline all‘ – this will produce and embed so called ‚type 3‘ fonts containing all the used glyphs.)

if you need to embed the full font files, (will blow up your file by something around 1.2MB,) first go to ‚file‘ → ‚document setup‘ → ‚fonts‘, check ‚use font‘ and ‚embed in postscript‘ and deselect ‚subset‘ for the chosen fonts.
now you can embed the fonts by clicking ‚embed all‘ in the ‚fonts‘ tab of the .pdf export window.
 
btw: ‚abyssinicais used in the default character style, but this style isn’t in the actual layout. (the first two text frames are formatted with ‚abyssinica– but just the frames, not the text in them…)

utnik
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