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Beginner Talk / Re: Scaling an image after cropping?
« Last post by dezcat on December 02, 2017, 09:16:09 pm »
OK..wanted to share this.I may have found a workflow to do what I'm talking about...

Since Scribus fields can execute math, you simply scale up the size of the image box, then apply the same multiplier to the image size.

In plain language, if I crop the image the way I like it, but want to enlarge or shrink that *crop,*, I multiply the size of the box, say by 2 (link the aspect ratio) then do the same for the image (aspect ratio also linked).

The only problem with this method is that the image moves relative to the box, but all you have to do is scootch it over.

The image doesn't always change position inside the image box after doing this procedure..I'll have to experiment more to see if there's a pattern.

Of course, mind the "center of change" when resizing the box..if you want the top left corner to stay put, click that radio button.

Not ideal, but way less fiddling around than what I'd been doing before, and the sizing gets nailed.
Beginner Talk / Re: What's up with Master Pages?
« Last post by Nermander on December 01, 2017, 11:50:13 pm »
Yes, in most cases I think the scrapbook provides what many people expect from Master Pages, as long as they learn that you can doubleclick scrapbook items to insert them in their original position.
Scripts and Plugins / Re: Importing Vector Pdfs in Bulk
« Last post by mnawij on December 01, 2017, 10:28:55 pm »
Logic of Script could look like:

a) read pdf page size; not sure which to choose from, trim box, art box, media box, bleed box, or crop box (maybe a dialog to choose one)
b) determine how many pages are within the pdf
c) create scribus document with same number of pages, each with a frame to receive a pdf page
d) import each pdf page into corresponding scribus page frames, either match center points or top left corner for position

PDF Generation / Re: Text vanishing in PDF export
« Last post by mike.baehr on December 01, 2017, 08:07:51 pm »
That did the trick! Thanks so much for your help, utnik.
Scribus forums / Re: Scribus Webpage
« Last post by GarryP on December 01, 2017, 11:51:38 am »
Many thanks. I'm glad you like the proposed site.

Unfortunately, I can't see anything changing website-wise in the near-to-medium-term future.

From what I've read in this and other threads, the people responsible for the site have no plans or incentives to make any changes.

The proposed site has been around for nearly a year but no-one responsible for the official site has been in touch to give any kind of feedback. There's a chance that they simply don't know about it but...

I really don't want to get into the whole discussion again - as it doesn't go anywhere - but it's worth people knowing this so they don't get their hopes up.

If changes happen then that would be great but don't expect anything.
Layout Issues / Re: Import Page(s). Add to Scribus' isuee tracker? [Solved question]
« Last post by GarryP on December 01, 2017, 11:35:08 am »
You're welcome.

Scribus - as with any other application - could crash whether the document is large or small so splitting a document up doesn't really make much of a difference. I understand where you're coming from but getting into the habit of saving often and using Save As to create a history generally does the job for me. There's always the Autosave feature too.

If you want to try and avoid inadvertent changes then you could think about splitting the document into different layers. For example, you could put Chapter 1 on its own layer, then Chapter 2 on another, and so forth. You could then lock each layer when you want to avoid changes to the related chapter. It won't stop changes to things like styles from being made but it's better than nothing. All said, unless Scribus asked "Are you sure?" every time we did anything, we've just got to careful.

I've never used PDF merging software/services myself for anything other than trivial stuff where the quality wasn't important and I've never used them for printed material so I can't say how well they work. I would imagine that the cheap/simple software/services wouldn't take much notice of things like colour profiles and probably wouldn't produce something that was best quality. I could be wrong about that though.

My guess is that if the import function worked better then some kind of "master document" concept might not be needed. If you could just select a group of documents and import them all at the same time merging styles and master pages etc. then that would probably do for most people. Having said that, everyone has their own preferred way of working and what's good for one may not be good for another.

Anyway, good luck and I look forward to seeing your publication(s) on the Success Stories pages.
Scripts and Plugins / Re: Importing Vector Pdfs in Bulk
« Last post by a.l.e on December 01, 2017, 09:03:01 am »
please, do not post the script, except if it is under a free license. (gpl, bsd, mit, ...)

try instead to describe what the script should do for you and somebody might implement it.
basic functionalities should not be that hard...
PDF Generation / Re: Text vanishing in PDF export
« Last post by utnik on December 01, 2017, 06:34:47 am »
hi mike

when i export your file, i can see the text on both pages.
the fonts are replaced by scribus, as i don't have exactly the same futura fonts as you do – so i lose your exact font settings.
  • go to 'file' → 'dacument setup' → 'fonts' and check if 'embed in postscript file' is checked. (i would check 'subset' as well for this file, as you don't need the full character set…)
  • in the 'fonts' tab of the .pdf export window check 'embed all' (or 'outline all', if the fonts are set to 'subset' – this will not really outline them, it will produce and embed a so called 'type 3' font wich contains all the used glyphs).
even without any embedded font, the text should be readable (at least with 'acrobat reader') as the reader should usually display the text with a standard font – so i don't really know what happens when you export your file…

Beginner Talk / Re: Scaling an image after cropping?
« Last post by dezcat on December 01, 2017, 03:48:20 am »
hi dezcat

…It would be a good and useful thing to add the ability to crop images in Scribus to the list of features to add.

this feature is on the wishlist for a long time – but together with more urgent things…
…feel free to write a script, a patch or at least an exact description of the way it should look like…


I can respect and understand that. Scribus is by far more positive than not.

Thanks to all who chimed in!
Scripts and Plugins / Re: Importing Vector Pdfs in Bulk
« Last post by mnawij on December 01, 2017, 01:15:50 am »
No you are correct, there is a default script within indesign that allows for multipage .pdf import, but the imported pdf's do not have searchable text.  Maybe create a post asking for help in creating a script to import multipage pdf files into scribus???  Maybe someone already has...  I think I can post the indesign script, if anyone thinks that it would help with the logic...

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