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Scribus forums / Re: Scribus Webpage
« Last post by GarryP on September 21, 2017, 02:25:00 pm »
One of the big problems with a CMS-based website is that there is the extra overhead of maintenance. Someone has to maintain a list of users with different security permissions and also install bug fixes and other things like a web server and so forth.

Also, there is the issue of what happens when the expert decides to leave the project. They could just drop out completely without any notice and leave things up in the air.

Keeping the website as plain HTML/CSS/JS means that anyone with a bit of knowledge can maintain the site and all of the security is done via GitHub. (The code used in the proposed site is very easy to change - it's just Bootstrap - and there's a tool that Martin mentioned that makes it even easier.)

CMS is a great idea when you want to control what gets done, how things look and what gets published but the extra work would, in the case of an open source project, make things more awkward in my opinion.
Scribus forums / Re: Scribus Webpage
« Last post by radu81 on September 21, 2017, 11:50:45 am »
tim_occ made a nice template that could be also used with GRAV (a file-based CMS system which has the advantage to use pages from Github.
An example, here is the documentation which is saved on Github
PDF Generation / Re: Embeddable TTF text can't be embedded by Scribus
« Last post by GarryP on September 21, 2017, 11:45:18 am »
Have a look at this thread:,2523.0.html

It seems that Scribus can be a bit more picky than other applications about what can be embedded, even if the font itself says that it can be embedded. I don't think there's much the user can do except create a trial document that uses the required fonts to see if Scribus can embed them before using them for real.

There could still be a bug in Scribus that is stopping perfectly embeddable fonts from being embedded but that's something that would have to be taken up with a developer. If you can embed a font using InDesign but can't with Scribus then you could add a ticket to Mantis and someone might look at it but any "fix" would not be made to 1.4.6 as that version is no longer supported by the developers.
Beginner Talk / Re: Import pdf
« Last post by GarryP on September 21, 2017, 11:06:17 am »
Personally I wouldn't touch page transitions with a ten-foot barge pole.
At best, they distract from the content. At worst, they just make the creator/presenter look bad.

Page transitions on PDFs are a bit like flashing text and marquee scrolling in HTML. They were a gimmick that had their day in the sun but should now be retired in favour of more "mature" ways of doing things, I.e. Just go straight to the next page.

If you think you might need page transitions to make your content interesting and keep the viewer engaged then your content isn't interesting enough. Don't paper over the cracks, fix the cracks.

I think it would be a good idea if the Extras tab in the Export dialog was removed completely. I can't believe there's more than a tiny minority of people that actually use these things and it's extra code that needs to be kept up-to-date and tested which will take up valuable development time which could be better-used elsewhere.
Announcements and Forum Rules / Re: Image will not load into image frame
« Last post by GarryP on September 21, 2017, 10:37:11 am »
SLA files are just XML (text) and are no more or less susceptible to 'corruption' than other files, depending on what you mean by corruption. One thing they have on their side, compared to proprietary-format files, is that if the file does become corrupted in some way you can use a text editor to try and fix the problem (as long as you can understand the XML).

I've been using Scribus for a while now and can't remember ever having an SLA that didn't load back into the application that produced it. (1.5.x files can't be opened by earlier versions but that's to be expected.)

It's unusual to have the same problem with two separate files but if they were generated from the same original document then I would guess that it was the original document that was wrong in some way. As, has been said, SLAs are just XML it would be unusual if the file itself had a problem but you never know how the document was created. There's a chance that it was created via a script and the script created the problem but that's difficult to prove without the original. If you can attach the original then someone might be able to pick through it to find out what's wrong.

Overall it's better to use your own documents rather than relying on other people's templates and suchlike. It can be a lot more work at first but once you get the hang of using Scribus it's pretty easy to knock up something usable which can be refined later.
PDF Generation / Embeddable TTF text can't be embedded by Scribus
« Last post by Taartsel on September 21, 2017, 09:31:14 am »
Hi! I'm trying to export a Scribus file to a PDF, embedding the fonts. All the fonts I'm using should be embeddable (according to a check by Adobe Indesign) but only one of the fonts can be moved to the "Fonts to embed" list. They are both TTF and have the same level of rescrictions according to Indesign.
What could be the reason one of the fonts won't be embedded and the other has no problems being embedded?

(The font that won't be embedded is "Amatic Regular" and the font that can be embedded is "Caviar Dreams". Both TTF and free for commercial and personal use.)
Beginner Talk / Re: Import pdf
« Last post by a.l.e on September 21, 2017, 09:23:41 am »
yes, scribus cannot directly add transitions to a pdf.

but, sadly, scribus can create pdf with transitions, so you can do that with scribus.
but it's a bit silly.
most of all if you're using 1.4.x.
Raster and Vector Graphics / Re: Reduced DPI issues
« Last post by Taartsel on September 20, 2017, 08:29:40 pm »
That's what puzzles me too. Placing the image smaller should give it a larger dpi, not a smaller one.
I import the files by drawing an image frame the size I want it and then right-click and choose "Get image...". I pick the image from the folder, but there it starts showing some strange things; instead of 300 dpi (the image's dpi on the original image size of 3000px) it says the image is 72dpi. In fact, it says that about every image, even though the same images are saved as 300dpi files and show up larger than the drawn image frame when placed, making it seem that they indeed should be larger than 300dpi when adjusted to the image frame's size.
Announcements and Forum Rules / Re: Image will not load into image frame
« Last post by GregM on September 20, 2017, 08:18:16 pm »
I am not sure what happened.

I think the .sla file was corrupted. I chose another newsletter shell that was a .sla file and then was able to load the photo.

Do these .sla extension files corrupt easily?

I do thank everyone for the suggestions and I looked into every one of them. That did give me an opportunity to learn about both GIMP and Scribus.
Beginner Talk / Re: Import pdf
« Last post by Nermander on September 20, 2017, 08:13:08 pm »
I would say that Scribus cannot add transitions to a PDF.

What you can do in Scribus is import a PDF as text and vectors, and from that content create a new PDF that contains transisions.

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