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Text and Typography / Re: Re-create font cache?
« Last post by GarryP on June 06, 2017, 10:31:07 am »
No problem.

I still think a "refresh cache" button would be a nice thing to have. I can't find a ticket in Mantis for this but that doesn't mean one doesn't already exist.

There's a note here: that mentions "In fact I want to rewrite the whole fonts stuff, also enabling multiple copies of the same font..." but it was written in 2006 so I've no idea if anything will come from it.
just been trying out the new Scribus 1.5.3 (64bit Version on Win 10). Trying to insert special characters from the menu has all characters (except page numbers and line breaks) greyed out, so I cannot insert from here Quotes, Ligatures and all other characters provided in the menu.
Text and Typography / Re: Re-create font cache?
« Last post by southwindows on June 05, 2017, 06:43:09 pm »
Garry, thank you again for your efforts.

As far as I personally am concerned, there's no issue (as far as I can tell).  I started out wanting to test the OT features in Scribus and got different results on Win 7, Win 10, and Mac.  That made me think there was something wrong in Scribus' handling of OT or possibly with my font.  After uncovering this weird behavior with the font cache and testing with a renamed font, I'm satisfied that the OT features are working correctly, as is my font.  That's all I need to know.

While most people don't reinstall the same font over and over like I do when developing a font, it certainly can happen (as when an updated version is released).  So it would probably be good to get this problem fixed.  I can file a bug report, unless let's better to proceed in some other way.
Raster and Vector Graphics / Re: image resolution mystery
« Last post by GarryP on June 05, 2017, 10:53:11 am »
utnik, yeah, sorry about mixing up DPI and PPI.

Once I start using one of them I tend to keep using it without noticing, even if it's the wrong one. Hardly any of my output gets printed so there's no practical difference for me.

Maybe "very" specialised was too strong a phrase but I don't think many Scribus users will be printing real black and white. "Fairly specialised" might be more accurate.

The gist of what I was trying to say is that the "average" Scribus user - whatever one of those is - won't have any need for a PPI higher than 300.

I think it's reasonable to say that, with some exceptions:
* if someone is printing something on a normal home/office printer then 300PPI will usually be good enough;
* if someone is getting something printed at a print shop - or similar establishment - then they should ask the print shop what is best.

mwatkins, glad I could help.
Beginner Talk / Re: Arrange Pages layout page icons are generic
« Last post by GarryP on June 05, 2017, 10:17:10 am »
You're welcome Don.

The view menu only has limited zoom options but Scribus allows any zoom you want.

Look at the icons at the bottom of the main window. The magnifying glasses give you zoom by 0.5x and 2x current zoom value - CTRL+mouse-wheel allows that same thing - and you can use the text box to their left to give a precise zoom value.

Is that good enough for what you need?
Beginner Talk / Re: Arrange Pages layout page icons are generic
« Last post by fulldec on June 05, 2017, 01:50:34 am »
Thanks, Garry for the welcome and the response.

The Arrange Pages function will allow me to drag and drop pages and I do see that clicking on a page in the AP window will show that page in the main screen. Unfortunately, I can only manage to zoom out 50%  in main screen, so I only see 2 pages over in that window and then I still cannot see the pages in area I want to move it to.

Anyone know how to display a bunch of thumbnail size page images in the main screen?

Is there a way to know what functions are being developed in upcoming versions? I don't have good luck with exploring development versions.
User Interface / Re: Scribus UI/UX improvements
« Last post by MrB on June 05, 2017, 01:19:43 am »
I just built the latest indigo..
- something's funny with the icons.. always very light, to the point of being unusable.
- I don't like how the properties palette becomes empty when no item is selected, although I understand why in context.

Other than that its a good thing so far.

I haven't read the code much yet so I don't know if the base changes are what we would want with the newer "broken up" palette thoughts.
The idea of splitting the palettes up more, eg so XYZ (with some others perhaps like rotation) would be more flexible and get around the issue of not having palettes making sense (ie like the PP being blank right now per the above)

What about the limited docking options in current Qt?
Would we need our own docking container that docks into the current Qt areas and then our palettes dock within that? I guess thats not unlike what is done now in indigo but also would cover the horizontal option where multiple small palettes can fit together.

Raster and Vector Graphics / Re: image resolution mystery
« Last post by mwatkins on June 04, 2017, 08:51:06 pm »
Thanks Garry P, that was exactly what was needed. I've started resizing my images in GIMP (changing resolution to 300dpi first), and everything's looking great in the PDFs I'm exporting now.

all best wishes,
Beginner Talk / Re: Entering/Editing Text in the Frame
« Last post by mikolaskova on June 04, 2017, 08:23:55 pm »

is there still no way to  select text across two linked text frames?

The postings are quite old, but I did't find out this in 1.5.4.svn...

Best regards,

Raster and Vector Graphics / Re: image resolution mystery
« Last post by utnik on June 04, 2017, 08:22:26 pm »

Anything higher than 300DPI is pointless for anything other than very specialised print jobs.

well, there are reasons to save in resolutions up to something like 600 ppi (i prefere the correct term…)
i.e. with real black and white graphics (not grayscale) you'll see an improvement of the quality level from 300 to 600 ppi – but not on the output of a standard office printer… (this might be one of the mentioned 'very specialised print jobs‘…)

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