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Text and Typography / Re: What should I do to hyphenate the text?
« Last post by aureliobk on November 28, 2017, 02:46:07 pm »
Oh, this is brilliant Gary, that solved my issue. I did not know that I had to run “Extras > Hyphenate” to make it work, I just had activated the Hyphenation settings in the preferences and expected it to work automatically. But that's ok, now it works as expected. I am about to cancel my inDesign subscription and am hoping to be able to settle completely with Scribus. So thanks for the welcome, and again for the quick help.
Layout Issues / Import Page(s). Add to Scribus' isuee tracker? [Solved question]
« Last post by joesber on November 28, 2017, 01:53:56 pm »
Good morning everyone,

while layouting a book the best option to avoid big mistakes is to layout every chapter in a different document, and afterwards importing everything into an unified document just to add pagination, TOC, and the little details before exporting the project.

The problem with the tool "import page(s)", is that it does not import ALL the information, just the pages itself and the text boxes. Only the first text box is filled with text, and the user must manually link the text again. But once all the text is linked in the boxes, it has lost much of the changes to avoid widows and orphans (as the manually hiphenation changes)
The imported pages come also without their master pages, so the user must import them also manually and apply them one by one. If the master pages are different in every chapter/document, then it means a lot of manually working time.

Does someone have find a way of working to avoid the mentioned problems? If not i will consider to add it to the Issues Tracker of Scribus


Beginner Talk / Re: Trouble getting styles to apply and to update
« Last post by GarryP on November 28, 2017, 11:26:58 am »
Welcome to the forum inkuser.

I use styles quite a lot and they have always been fairly well-behaved for me.

Are you sure you're applying the right type of style to the text as applicable to that type of style? In other words, are you applying paragraph styles to paragraphs and character styles to selections of text within paragraphs?

I don't know if I'm reading what you've written correctly but you shouldn't be applying styles to text by selecting the text in the frame and then using the Story Editor (e.g. "Edit Text" from the contextual menu) to apply the styles. The story editor only applies paragraph styles to whole paragraphs and you can't set character styles in there. In general, it's best not to use the story editor to apply styles. In most cases you should be applying formatting - including styles - from the Properties Palette.

It's difficult to know what's happening without knowing exactly what you're doing. The slightest little thing could make all the difference.

If you can say which version of Scribus you're using - and on which OS - and give a precise breakdown of what you're doing - with pictures if possible - then someone might be able to help.
General Discussion / Re: 12" Vinyl Templates?
« Last post by GarryP on November 28, 2017, 11:05:04 am »
Welcome to the forum Frank Discussion.

I think you're going to be hard-pushed to find anything that's been created specifically for Scribus. It would be a fairly niche template in a format that isn't quite an industry standard.

Scribus can open Adobe Illustrator documents - I don't know how well it does that - so you could try looking around for an AI template.

You might also try getting a PDF from somewhere like here and creating a Scribus document "around" the PDF but that might be a lot of fiddly work.

Having said that, hopefully someone can prove me wrong about it being difficult to find one and has something they will share.
Text and Typography / Re: What should I do to hyphenate the text?
« Last post by GarryP on November 28, 2017, 10:49:44 am »
Welcome to the forum aureliobk.

I've just done some quick tests and the hyphenator looks to be working fine with pasted text in Scribus 1.4.6 on Windows 10.

I copied the entire text of Frankenstein from a text editor, pasted it into a new text frame in a new document, selected menu "Extras -> Hyphenate Text", and the text is hyphenated as expected. It also worked correctly when I used right-click + "Get Text" instead of pasting.

Resizing the text frame shows that that the text is also rehyphenated as expected.

From what I can recall, this worked on OS X too. I didn't use it much but I can't remember having problems with it.

Having said all that, using "Extras -> Hyphenate Text" before pasting the text in shows that the text isn't hyphenated. If there's no text to hyphenate Scribus could be ignoring the command. Could this be what has happened?

You might need to supply some example text and detail the exact work-flow you're using.
General Discussion / 12" Vinyl Templates?
« Last post by Frank Discussion on November 28, 2017, 06:13:58 am »
I'm working on an album cover and was wondering if there were any Scribus templates for 12" vinyl (covers, labels, stuff like that) floating around?
Beginner Talk / Re: Re-linking images if folder name or location changes?
« Last post by dezcat on November 28, 2017, 05:48:54 am »
OK..the answer is, "yes!"

Made a copy of my .sla file - just in case - then opened with a text editor to learn what the document had as the parent folder where the images reside.

Then all I had to do was change the name of that folder back and Shazam!  Scribus document found all the pics!

Beginner Talk / Re: Re-linking images if folder name or location changes?
« Last post by dezcat on November 28, 2017, 05:37:21 am »
is there a way to get Scribus to show you what it *thinks* the folder name and path ought to be?
Beginner Talk / Re: Re-linking images if folder name or location changes?
« Last post by dezcat on November 28, 2017, 04:06:33 am »
version 146

OK...time to make some tea and get comfy!

PDF Generation / Re: Need help with settings Saddle Stitch / Imposition
« Last post by radu81 on November 28, 2017, 03:14:22 am »
I'm afraid I misunderstood the initial question, sorry  :-[
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