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Beginner Talk / Master Pages & Back
« Last post by WHYz on December 07, 2017, 03:23:33 am »
Hi, I'm not sure when I stop being a new-bee, but I'm doubting I'm there yet!  ;D

My current issue is with going back to the document after working on the master page. I have not discovered how to do it. At this point, after working on a master page, I begin to close out. When I do, I'm asked if I'm sure I want to close. At the same time, everything switches back to the background, so I click cancel, and return to my work. Is there a better way, or is that _the_ way? (TIA)
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Text and Typography / Re: Can't use emojis
« Last post by Jago on December 06, 2017, 11:39:26 pm »
I'm giving that file as a pdf to others so they must see the emoji as well. I'm layouting the magazin of our sport club and think that emoji's can make the publication more funny. I can post them in MS Word but not in Scribus and I don't understand why.
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Beginner Talk / Re: Edit Image, Scribus says "Gimp already open."
« Last post by inkuser on December 06, 2017, 02:21:40 am »
Good to know..thank you!
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Beginner Talk / Re: Picture quality in pdf
« Last post by mnawij on December 06, 2017, 01:09:49 am »
Hi Edwin, just a quick note:

Pixels are used when the final image will be displayed on a screen and points (and most others) when you will be printing. Adobe's standard is 72 points/inch but I believe the original was like 72.2 points per inch, they just rounded it out.  When you are trying to figure the size for pixels it is: (# of pixels) / (resolution) i.e. 600px by 600px would be a 2"x2" picture when printed at 300ppi. 3"x3" at 200ppi, 4"x4" at 150ppi, etc.

Regards,

mnawij
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Beginner Talk / Re: Picture quality in pdf
« Last post by utnik on December 05, 2017, 06:40:40 pm »
hi edwin

your page looks good!
one advice: you should use snapping guides to align your image frames.

Px and Pt is confusing indeed. After every mouse click it’s at Px as a standard. I will check my settings on this.

i work almost always in mm – for me, this is a 'more real' unit than pt…

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…I am surprised that the combination automatic/high generate a smaller pdf then automatic/maximum.

'high' means high quality, not high compression!

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Hopefully I can reduce the pdf size with your recommended Lossless zip with High compression.

reducing .pdf size significantly while keeping the best possible quality is usually done by reducing the resolution a bit and finding a good jpeg (lossy) compression rate.
i would generate and examine a test file with '150 ppi', 'lossy – jpeg', 'high'.

utnik
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Beginner Talk / Re: Picture quality in pdf
« Last post by Edwerf on December 05, 2017, 02:33:41 pm »
Dear Utnik,

Thank you very much for your advise. I just updated my pictures to 250 dpi in The Gimp before I upload them to Scribus. Here I give them the same size as in the Scribus Framebox. This is a big improvement in which the quality makes me already satisfied.

Px and Pt is confusing indeed. After every mouse click it’s at Px as a standard. I will check my settings on this.

Most of my pdf’s will be read on a telephone or tablet. I am looking for the best quality as possible but I believe that the pdf size must be less then 10 mb. My documents are about 20 pages with 5 pictures as mentioned on the attachment. I am surprised that the combination automatic/high generate a smaller pdf then automatic/maximum. Hopefully I can reduce the pdf size with your recommended Lossless zip with High compression.

Thank you very much for your quick reply and advise!

With best regards,
Edwin
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Beginner Talk / Re: Picture quality in pdf
« Last post by utnik on December 05, 2017, 06:43:50 am »
hi edwerf

If I understand you well then you recommend me to:
- use an image with a minimum of 36.35 x 15.66
- create the pdf with a minimum of 225 dpi

no! – i misunderstood the numbers from your first post – sorry!
(i'll kill my post, as it is stupid and misleading…)
i read:
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…the minimum resolution/settings for the picture size of 572.50 pt x 246.56 pt?

as a strange real picturs size (in px).
now, as i read it right, i would say: for screen i wouldn't go below 100 ppi (depending on the publication/quality requirement even something between 150 and 220 ppi…)
…for your image size: at least 796×342 px (100 ppi) or up to 1752×752 px (220 ppi)

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Could you please inform me which settings you recommend me to render the PDF?
- By creating the pdf in Scribus the "Postscript" option is selected. Do you recommend to choose an other setting?

unfortunately this is still the default setting for the preflight verifier. but, as you wont write .ps files, you should set one of the .pdf variants as the default ('preferences' →'preflight verifier')
…on my computer it is set to .pdf 1.3 even when i export sometimes as 1.4 or one of the .pdf/x variants (see attachment)

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- For Compression Method I choose Lossless Zip
- For Compression Quality I selected High

with your settings the resulting files could be quite big – if this is no issue, that's ok. just for screen i use normally a jpeg compression…

utnik
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Beginner Talk / Re: Picture quality in pdf
« Last post by Edwerf on December 05, 2017, 03:15:45 am »
Thank you for your quick reply. I don't mind about the preview in Scribus itself. I do care about the PDF output.

If I understand you well then you recommend me to:
- use an image with a minimum of 36.35 x 15.66
- create the pdf with a minimum of 225 dpi

Could you please inform me which settings you recommend me to render the PDF?
- By creating the pdf in Scribus the "Postscript" option is selected. Do you recommend to choose an other setting?
- For Compression Method I choose Lossless Zip
- For Compression Quality I selected High
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Beginner Talk / Re: print is off center
« Last post by Nermander on December 04, 2017, 09:33:29 pm »
Simple solution: Do not print from Scribus.

Export to PDF and print from a PDF viewer instead.

The printing function of Scribus has never been really stable.
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Text and Typography / Re: Nested Listing and Numbering
« Last post by Googly Googly on December 04, 2017, 08:31:37 pm »
Am using scribus-1.5.3-linux-x86_64.AppImage on Ubuntu 16.04. Its not installed from the repository. Hence, there said path to paste the Bullets.py file is not working.

I could figure out the solution very much in the Scribus itself. You may get the file attached below. It can be downloaded and styles nesting may be viewed to know what all is done there. Finally, my faith in the engineer and technologist is intact.
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