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Raster and Vector Graphics / Re: Scribus and use of GIMP from within Scribus
« Last post by GarryP on February 22, 2018, 10:40:34 am »
Just to add a little to what utnik said above...

In general - not true when inline images are used, but that's a different story - Scribus maintains links to image files rather than the image actually being imported into the document. This means that when an image which is used in a Scribus document is changed by another application, Scribus will notice the change and update the image automatically. If the update doesn't happen quickly enough for you, right-click the image and choose "Update Image".
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Raster and Vector Graphics / Multiple image replacements
« Last post by broadlighter on February 22, 2018, 10:37:10 am »
Hi, I'm working on a book where I have these dividing images between sections within a chapter. The image is a silhouette of a bird flying in the distance. It's the same image throughout the book in all chapters. I had to make some refinements to the image and now I have to replace them. Is there another way to replace the images (they are all linked to the same jpg file), besides replacing them through get image then aligning them through the align_image_in_frame script? Is there a way to do a search and replace on the linked file? That would make this replacement a whole lot easier.

Thanks.
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Text and Typography / Re: Newbie: How to vertically align text in text box
« Last post by GarryP on February 22, 2018, 10:29:53 am »
You probably won't find many tutorials - video or otherwise - for the 1.5.x versions as they are developmental software and, as such, keep changing.
For example, a tutorial for 1.5.1 may not work with 1.5.2 if features have been moved around or removed/replaced so it's not really in anyone's interest to make a tutorial for something that might be out-of-date next week - depending on what the developers decide to do with the software.

I would very much recommend using 1.4.6 until the next stable version (1.6) comes out, whenever that may be, unless you absolutely need to regularly use features that don't exist in 1.4.6.

Without knowing how 1.4.6 works, you have no way of knowing whether an issue in 1.5.x is a problem with the software or your own mistake. You could spend hours trying to figure out what you're doing wrong only to find out that you're not doing anything wrong and it's the software that's broken.
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Raster and Vector Graphics / Re: Scribus and use of GIMP from within Scribus
« Last post by utnik on February 22, 2018, 08:26:32 am »
hi deon

in 'settings' → 'external tools' → 'image processing tool' you should insert 'gimp' as your preferred image editor.
after that a right click on the image and 'edit image' will open the source image in gimp.
of course, you need to export the edited file, as 'save' would produce an .xcf file, which scribus can't read.
if you overwrite the old file, scribus will display the edited one.

in scribus 1.4.6 there is a bug which prevents gimp from loading the image if the program is already running – you have to quit it first. this is fixed in scribus 1.5.3…

utnik
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Beginner Talk / Re: Dupe styled objects = dupe styles!
« Last post by utnik on February 22, 2018, 07:47:24 am »
hi inkuser

what are you talking about?

utnik
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Beginner Talk / Dupe styled objects = dupe styles!
« Last post by inkuser on February 22, 2018, 01:51:45 am »
When I first saw this I thought, "What the!?!"

Then I thought.."could be powerful"

Then I thought: "how do you tell which copy of the style belongs to which objects?"

How DO you?

Thank you!
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Beginner Talk / Re: Is there a way to move objects without snapping?
« Last post by inkuser on February 22, 2018, 01:11:09 am »
Holy Cow!  I had no awareness of all of this under-the-hood activity, but your explanation is clear and makes sense.

Thank you.

I think you're right, using other tools is better than dragging, as I've been trying.
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Raster and Vector Graphics / Scribus and use of GIMP from within Scribus
« Last post by deonholt on February 21, 2018, 08:42:01 pm »
Hi all and thank you for your help.

Scribus 1.5.3 & GIMP 2.8

I'm a day old newbie at Scribus and have learned a lot since yesterday.

I watched a tutorial yesterday from someone who inserted an image and then edited it in GIMP. Is there a "reverse" way of Scribus using that edited image without having to export it from GIMP, close GIMS and get image again in Scribus?

Thank you so long.
Deon
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Text and Typography / Re: Newbie: How to vertically align text in text box
« Last post by deonholt on February 21, 2018, 07:53:29 pm »
hi deon

for this you should take a look at 'properties' (f2) → 'text' → 'columns & text distances' in scribus 1.4.6, or 'text properties' (f3) → 'columns & text distances' in scribus 1.5.3…

utnik
Thank you VERY much. This helps a lot and solves my problem for now.

Are you guys aware of any video tutorials on 1.5.3? I'm a newbie and have about 1 day's experience. I see that there is a lot more I need to learn.

Thank you so much for helping me out. Really appreciate it.
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User Interface / Re: problem with applying master page
« Last post by moresun on February 21, 2018, 06:57:26 pm »
Garry thank you for your reply. I've made the same as you in a new file and no problems occurs ... probably there's a bug in my file, due to the fact that I deleted a page, and all the master page went wrong...
As usual... I'm the one who finds and create bugs!! XD
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