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Text and Typography / Re: Clipping and skewing text
« Last post by Nermander on August 02, 2017, 10:49:20 am »
I was thinking that the RIP draws glyphs based on the font data, and the font data does not tell where the glyph is to be clipped. For it to work the RIP must be able to convert each glyph to vectors and then clip those vectors at the clipping path to draw only the visible part of the glyph.

When drawing on screen you can overwrite part of a black glyph with a white object, but when printing you cannot "undraw" anything by overwriting it with white.
General Discussion / Re: Simple Black Frame Border
« Last post by a.l.e on August 02, 2017, 10:02:54 am »
go to the properties palette (window > properties) and:

- pick the black color for the line properties (for the line properties, click on the button with the pencil)
- set the thickness of the line in the "Line" tab of the palette

and -- wherever it's possible -- try to avoid putting lines and text and images...
Scripts and Plugins / Multiply a field value by a set value
« Last post by Bleep on August 02, 2017, 01:30:46 am »
I'm hoping to create a PDF order form which automatically calculates a price if the user enters a quantity.

The quantity field is named q1 and the field for the calculated price is named p1.

I've tried adding a 'custom calculation script' to the p1 field. Unfortunately, I'm not very familiar with JavaScript, and I think I might be doing something completely wrong as the editor's 'OK' button is always greyed out. For instance, I tried this:

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if (this.getField('q1').value) {
this.getField('t1').value = this.getField('q1').value * 7.5;

Any help would be much appreciated!
General Discussion / Simple Black Frame Border
« Last post by acestu on August 01, 2017, 09:19:50 pm »

Could somebody tell me how I can add a simple black line border around text and image frames please, I have searched and searched but can't find anything...

thanks in advance
Text and Typography / Re: Clipping and skewing text
« Last post by GarryP on August 01, 2017, 05:13:59 pm »
Ah, I see. I didn't realise that might be a problem. Thanks for pointing it out.

Can anyone confirm or deny this? Is this a real problem and, if so, is it inherent to the RIP process or does it depend on the individual machine?
Text and Typography / Re: Clipping and skewing text
« Last post by Nermander on July 31, 2017, 06:44:54 pm »
Sorry, but I don't see what the problem is.

The problem may come when the PDF is sent to a RIP. The question is if the RIP can "undraw" the parts of the glyphs that shall not be visible.
I'd say that if it is a matter of converting JPEG images to PDF, Imagemagick would be a lot easier to use than Scribus.
Code / Re: Source Code of Scribus 1.5.3 svn
« Last post by a.l.e on July 29, 2017, 12:20:56 pm »
so, what are you up to?
PDF Generation / Re: Color management problem in PDF export with Scribus 1.5.3
« Last post by Servatius on July 28, 2017, 01:02:24 am »
jghali, thanks very much for the quick solution.

I'll look out for the next snapshot of 1.5.4.svn, and as they seem to be provided fairly frequently, I am confident it will be available when I get my project finished in a few weeks. I will continue working with 1.5.3 but intend to use 1.5.4.svn for the final export to PDF to get the color profiles right.
Code / Re: Source Code of Scribus 1.5.3 svn
« Last post by a.l.e on July 27, 2017, 06:26:00 pm »
on which platform (linux? os x? windows?)

i fear it's windows... i cannot directly help you.

if it's the case:
- go first for linux, if you can.
- if you stick to windows, please give details about what you already have tried and how you are compiling scribus
- the how-to i've linked in this thread does not cover (yet), but with your help we can complete it!
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