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Beginner Talk / Green shadows on images if CMS enabled; FSViewer or Gimp?
« Last post by LesCM19 on April 24, 2017, 06:32:30 pm »
Totally new to Scribus, having a play around with the tutorial.

So I've put this image in an image frame.
Is the intention of this near the start of the tutorial to use the image as a background behind the text if it is saved as a master page?
Secondly, why the green shadows when CMS is enabled? Is it because I've edited the image with FSViewer (and do I have to use Gimp, FSV has always been all I need?)

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Windows / Re: US Web Coated (SWOP) v2 not listed in templates
« Last post by LesCM19 on April 24, 2017, 05:48:40 pm »
I am up and running now.

I'd downloaded the 1.4.6 stable version to use at work on my W7 Starter netbook but turns out the profiles from OneBookShelf who I think will be doing the publishing, were for 1.5.2, which is what I've now got on my W10 PC at home. Plus I went to Control Panel>Colour Management>ICC Profiles and added the US Web coated (SWOP) v2.

cheers
Les
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Scripts and Plugins / Re: justify text vertically
« Last post by a.l.e on April 24, 2017, 04:13:00 pm »
hi r

if you have read the german thread linked by utnik (there are translators like google that could help you understand it), manutius is giving a usage example for a justification breaking the line spacing.
personally, i feel, that in that case (a frame in smaller / bigger font), an automatic vertical justification only becomes interesting, if we first have some sort of snapping of the text lines to the guides (or even the baseline grid).
otherwise, i only see a marginal (if any) speed improvement in the workflow.
also, i don't have the feeling, that this feature is required for books printing... at least not around here...

on the other side -- a justification that would not mangle the ligne spacing -- there is already a ticket in the bug tracker:

https://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=1156

as you see, it's an old ticket... this means that an external sponsor providing the programming work might be needed to get it done.
and this also means, that it's not trivial to implement the feature correctly!

i think that this second way of justifying would be very welcome if done correctly...

so:

- find programmers that are interested in working on this
- discuss the feature with the team
- estimate the work charge
- start a crowd founding to finance their work
- get the programmers to do the work
-  deliver the patch to the team

if i googled your username correctly, you should be living in a country where something like this is possible... (enough people with programming skills; a good user basis for open source software for graphics)
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Scribus forums / Picture Format
« Last post by EtoPublisher on April 24, 2017, 04:11:30 pm »
Hi there!

I'm new to both Scribus and to setting books, but I'm learning. For book covers, what picture formats work in Scribus? Any to avoid?
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Free discussion / Successor projects Libre Graphics Magazine
« Last post by mikolaskova on April 24, 2017, 03:37:41 pm »
Hello,

is there something similar like the former Libre Graphics Magazine going on?

Thanks and Regards,

Adriana
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Scripts and Plugins / Re: justify text vertically
« Last post by rlocatelli on April 24, 2017, 02:38:02 pm »
Thank you for your reply, utnik!
Well, all the books I've read are justified vertically and all the books I prepare for print must be so. Otherwise it's classified as non professional layout. Because of that this tool comes as native resource in "the other" layout software. Ok, for now I have to use "the other".
According to your explanation, it's not a bug, but an option. Even so, I will report on the bug tracker.
Thanks again for your reply.
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Scripts and Plugins / Re: justify text vertically
« Last post by utnik on April 24, 2017, 02:19:30 pm »
hi rlocatelli

we've discussed this earlier on the german scribus forum

my two short answers:
  • scribus doesn't support vertical justification of text (so far…)
  • it's no big lack, as vertically justified text is bad typography anyway. (i know that some publishers do it regularly.)
if you really need it, you should file a feature request on the bug tracker.
utnik
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Scripts and Plugins / justify text vertically
« Last post by rlocatelli on April 24, 2017, 12:55:15 pm »
I'm a book publisher. In books, we must have all pages justified vertically. I'm not talking about adjust the textbox to the text. Is the OPPOSITE: distribute the text vertically to fill the size of the text box. I didn't found the tool to do this. Is there some script to do that? If not, Scribus has a lack that must be corrected.
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Windows / Re: US Web Coated (SWOP) v2 not listed in templates
« Last post by utnik on April 23, 2017, 08:13:22 pm »
I don't get it... You downloaded an ICC profile, and then want to use it as a template??

oh – i overlooked that part…
i thought it didn't show up while selecting color profiles.

utnik
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Windows / Re: US Web Coated (SWOP) v2 not listed in templates
« Last post by Nermander on April 23, 2017, 08:05:07 pm »
I don't get it... You downloaded an ICC profile, and then want to use it as a template??

Templates and ICC profiles are two completely different things.
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