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Beginner Talk / Re: creating booklet
« Last post by GarryP on April 21, 2017, 11:58:36 am »
If you are taking a photograph that is being stored in a RAW format - unusual for most consumer cameras, but possible if your camera is a good one - then you will have to convert the image to something that Scribus can use. You can see which image types Scribus can use by creating an image frame, then right-clicking and choosing "Get Image..." from the context-sensitive menu. The list of usable image types can be found in the "Files of Type" drop-down. If your image is not in one of the formats listed then you will have to convert it but that would be rare as Scribus can use most normal image types.

You do not need to convert an image to PDF for use in Scribus. You can convert it to a PDF for other uses but Scribus can handle normal images perfectly well. If you have an image converted to PDF then Scribus should be able to use it but the conversion is not necessary.

I do not know which tutorials you are going through but if you thought that conversion to PDF was, for some reason, necessary then I would suggest that the tutorials might need some adjustment to make it clearer that no conversion is needed.

IMPORTANT: Do not cut and paste images into Scribus unless you absolutely need to for some specific reason. You should normally only use the "Get Image..." function instead. (Pasting an image into Scribus is useful for some reasons but you probably will not need to do so.)

As for creating an album, I cannot really give any specific advice as each type of album is different. One bit of general advice would be to create some standard layouts and copy those layouts to the Scrapbook so you can use them again and again. This article might be useful although I have not been through it myself to see how good the advice is.
Layout Issues / Re: no colors shown under fill color properties
« Last post by CGood on April 21, 2017, 03:10:21 am »
If you want to fill the entire text frame, go down to the colors tab down at the bottom of the properties palette - not part of the text tab - and then you have to select the color you want. You should see the frame fill immediately. If I'm misinterpreting what you want, please ask again and someone will help out.
Layout Issues / no colors shown under fill color properties
« Last post by Guillaume on April 20, 2017, 08:24:14 pm »
The intention is to fill background color in empty text frame by clicking on paint bucket, but  no colors come up.  (Clicking on paint brush makes line colors come up though  and I can apply color to border, no problem here.)  So what am I missing?
Beginner Talk / Re: creating booklet
« Last post by m s narayanan on April 20, 2017, 07:34:49 pm »
dear sir
Thanks for your reply.
I would like to inform that i did convert image to pdf
Since I thought cut and paste may work.
 nobody suggested nor did i come across any
From your post i understand that each
Document has to be photographed or scanned to get then posted in scribus pages.  am i correct.

I am 82 years old and am going through the tutorials.

In the above context kindly let me know to create an album as i mentioned in my maiden post.

M S Narayanan

PDF Generation / Re: Printing double sided via PDF without binding
« Last post by AdrianLucas on April 20, 2017, 07:31:35 pm »
I made a Scribus document of two pages with 20mm margins left and right.  I exported to a PDF file and printed the PDF file.  When printed single sided, both pages had left margin of 20mm and a right margin of 24mm.  When printed double sided, page 1 had a left margin of 24mm and a right margin of 20mm while page 2 had a left margin of 20mm and a right margin of 24mm.  I thought this was something to do with Scribus binding as the PDF export dialog asks you to specify right binding or left binding  but further experiments show that a similar effect happens printing directly from Pages.  So I'm not sure now why my document is not printing centred on the page which is what I want.
Beginner Talk / Re: creating booklet
« Last post by GarryP on April 20, 2017, 10:59:21 am »
Welcome to the forum.

I think the first question has to be: Why did you convert the images to PDFs?

Scribus can handle most normal image formats - JPG, GIF, PNG, etc - within image frames so conversion to PDF first is not necessary.

Because of this I am curious as to why you converted to PDF before importing them into Scribus. Did some documentation somewhere tell you that was what you had to do? Or did someone recommend doing it? Or was there something about Scribus that suggested that was what you needed to do?

I ask the question because I think I can remember someone else doing that same thing a while ago but I cannot remember the details.

If there is bad documentation/advice out there somewhere then it needs to be edited or removed. (Then again, you might have had a perfectly legitimate reason for converting to PDF so the question has to be asked.)
Beginner Talk / creating booklet
« Last post by m s narayanan on April 19, 2017, 03:18:24 pm »
dear all

i am a newbie for scribus.

i am having correspondence/photos etc which are about 50 years old.  these are all kept in a bunch.
my intention is to have them in an album/booklets.
i thougt that this can be done using scribus.
the following steps i have done but i am unable to insert pdf/images in the pages:

1. took photos of the documents and converted them to pdf
2. opened scribus and selected 10 pages
3. by clicking insert, i selected image frame
4. selected insert image
5. selected one of the pdf files

result this that the page shows part of the pdf file and not as thse size of the original size

shall be thankful if you will please guide me.


m s narayanan
User Interface / Re: Scribus UI/UX improvements
« Last post by tim_occ on April 18, 2017, 05:40:25 pm »
Hi Christoph,

thanks for your feedback. I agree with you that some steps has to be done before an integrtation of the IndigoDock is possible - or meaningful.
Currently I try to hold my branch up to date with the latest features from developer branch.

Most of your points are already considered in my UI concept as a proposal.
From time to time a made updates, based on feedback here or on other channels.

Some minds about horizontal layouts. The IndigoDock already support horizontal panel layouts, but the panel content is not optimized yet. To allow a fluid horizontal layout we need "block" based elements which can float. That can be a problem in some panels which contain lists, like pages panel. Another option is to allow only specifc panels to be "horizontal", but it will be hard work to find a good solution.
I think it is a good idea to check out the possiblities of the Qt Designer, but it should not be a constraint for the UI, because the IndigoDock is a full custom control. I try to say: if there is nothing which fits to our design let's build our own controls. ;)

In attachment you can see a screenshot of the IndigoDock branch on a full HD screen in vertical orientation. Looks really unuseable and need more love.

PDF Generation / Re: Printing double sided via PDF without binding
« Last post by utnik on April 18, 2017, 04:32:49 pm »
hi adrian

scribus doesn't add something like a 'binding amount' (whatever this should be…) – did you try to export a .pdf file? (if you did, what went wrong?)

PDF Generation / Printing double sided via PDF without binding
« Last post by AdrianLucas on April 17, 2017, 10:45:50 pm »
I want to print my document double sided via a PDF file but without any binding ie document centred on the page.  The save as PDF dialog allows specification of left binding or right binding.  How do I have no binding or set the binding amount to zero?
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