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Text and Typography / Re: Formatting of one article changes another one
« Last post by GarryP on February 12, 2018, 10:45:46 am »
Welcome to the forum kbenzar.

Without access to the original ODT documents - and knowing exactly how you're importing your text (which importer, settings, etc.) - it's difficult to know exactly what's going on but I would guess that the situation you're getting is a consequence of the import function sharing styles between the text frames.

Depending on how you import your text, Scribus could be adding styles to automatically format the first text frame from the imported text, and then modifying the styles when the text is imported into the second text frame. Every subsequent import would modify the existing styles and therefore change the document formatting.

For example, if you import the first document which has a style "Heading" formatted to Arial 22pt and then import another document which has a style "Heading" formatted to Times 24pt, Scribus may - depending on how you import - just re-use the existing "Heading" style and change the formatting accordingly. This would mean that existing text formatted with that style would also change.

I would usually recommend importing text as plain text and applying the formatting manually in Scribus as required. This gives you full control over how the text is formatted.
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Features / Re: Standard paper sizes
« Last post by GarryP on February 12, 2018, 10:26:19 am »
If this is the direction that Scribus will be taking in the future, I would like to suggest that a "More..." option is added to the end of the truncated drop-down list to allow the user to temporarily expand the list to show all of the available choices.

This would help to prevent users from thinking that the only possible choices were those that are in the truncated list without having to - somehow - guess that they needed to go into Preferences. Otherwise, new users - or users that don't regularly rummage around in the application preferences - might think that the truncated list was all that was available. The fact that the OP has asked the question shows this has been the case in at least one instance.

If this, or something like it, is not done, Scribus will look less capable to a casual user or reviewer than it actually is.
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MacOS / Re: Pages Invisible
« Last post by JuJuRaxy on February 12, 2018, 06:56:34 am »
And what I presume to be another similar issue, I cannot seem to see the tool palette/window when it is turned on.
I haven't used Scribus before, I am a long time InDesign user, so perhaps it doesn't have an equivalent for the InDesign tool palette?
Thanks again
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MacOS / Re: Pages Invisible
« Last post by JuJuRaxy on February 12, 2018, 06:41:25 am »
Thanks Utnik.
In the end, I edited the file and because it didn't like the edits, it reloaded the default, which ironically fixed the problem.
Since i use a Thurderbolt monitor at work, does this mean I will always have a problem if I move between 2 monitors and 1 monitor?
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Text and Typography / Formatting of one article changes another one
« Last post by kbenzar on February 11, 2018, 08:08:00 pm »
I'm working on a four-page document. There is some weird dynamic happening between a text box on page 1 and a text box on page 2. When I "get text" from a .odt document for the article on page 2, the formatting (alignment and font size) of the article on page 2 changes, and vice versa. I can't seem to get them both to look the way I want them to at the same time. The .odt documents are completely different files, why are they somehow interacting with each other?
Thanks for any help you can provide!
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Features / Re: Standard paper sizes
« Last post by Dogil on February 11, 2018, 07:04:16 pm »
hi dogil

as garry said, scribus 1.4.6 shows you the whole lot of paper sizes (too many…) – in scribus 1.5.3 you select in 'preferences'  → 'page sizes' what you like to see when creating a new file. (my scribus shows seven A and three C sizes – that's al i need…)

utnik

Fantastic. I was looking for exactly this.
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Features / Re: Standard paper sizes
« Last post by utnik on February 11, 2018, 06:48:03 pm »
I'm on Scribus Version 1.5.4.svn from the nightly PPA

works the same way as i wrote for 1.5.3.

utnik
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Features / Re: Standard paper sizes
« Last post by Dogil on February 11, 2018, 06:43:07 pm »
1.4.6 on Windows - and Mac and Linux, if memory serves correctly -  comes with dozens of standard paper sizes built-in, including A, B and C.
Which version of Scribus are you using - on which OS - and where did you get it from?

I'm on Scribus Version 1.5.4.svn from the nightly PPA
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Features / Re: Standard paper sizes
« Last post by utnik on February 11, 2018, 06:26:45 pm »
hi dogil

as garry said, scribus 1.4.6 shows you the whole lot of paper sizes (too many…) – in scribus 1.5.3 you select in 'preferences'  → 'page sizes' what you like to see when creating a new file. (my scribus shows seven A and three C sizes – that's al i need…)

utnik
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Features / Re: Standard paper sizes
« Last post by GarryP on February 11, 2018, 06:14:47 pm »
1.4.6 on Windows - and Mac and Linux, if memory serves correctly -  comes with dozens of standard paper sizes built-in, including A, B and C.
Which version of Scribus are you using - on which OS - and where did you get it from?
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