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Text and Typography / Re: How to format text in a text frame
« Last post by Nermander on April 15, 2018, 09:34:37 am »
Best solution is to learn to use styles.

But from your description it sounds as if you are changing the "display font" for the Story editor. But that is just the font that is shown in the Story editor, not the font that is shown in the text frame.

Many users swear by editing the text directly in the text frame instead of the story editor (double click the text frame).
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Beginner Talk / Re: How to format text in a text frame
« Last post by utnik on April 15, 2018, 09:32:14 am »
hi mike

yes, to create paragraph styles (and character styles) via 'edit' → 'styles' is a good way to go. you should change the settings of the 'default paragraph style' to be used as your main text style as scribus uses this style for text input, as long as you don't change it for a specific frame or a paragraph.

…and i recommend to apply your styles by selecting them in 'properties' → 'text' → 'style settings'. don't use the 'story editor' for standard tasks…

utnik
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Text and Typography / Re: Cannot change font size
« Last post by MikeD on April 15, 2018, 02:55:53 am »
Where is Dialog? I see Story Editor.
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Text and Typography / How to format text in a text frame
« Last post by MikeD on April 15, 2018, 02:48:53 am »
This topic is a duplicate of http://forums.scribus.net/index.php/topic,2903.msg13541.html
Please refer to the other thread for the the full discussion.


Hi all.
I'm new to the forum. I currently have Scribus 1.4.6. I am working on a bi-monthly publication (trying). I have generated a text frame for a Masthead. I have tried to generate different text formats, heights, etc., but have not been able to get the format I want. Every time I try, it wants to default to Arial Regular at 12 pts. I want Felix Titling Regular. Some lines at 20 pt, some at 14 pt, some at 10 or 12 pt. Have not been able to. I even tried making a separate text frame for each line, to no avail. I have tried creating the text in the story editor and it shows the correct format. As soon as I hit the green checkmark, it changes in the text box to the Arial at a 12 pt. This has become very frustration. Can someone help?
Thank you,
Mike
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Beginner Talk / Re: How to format text in a text frame
« Last post by remadepreacher on April 14, 2018, 10:54:09 pm »
I'm pretty new as well but would suggest you try creating a paragraph style for each one. Go to Edit when not in the text box and click styles.
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Beginner Talk / Re: Trouble with "Get Text"
« Last post by remadepreacher on April 14, 2018, 10:42:01 pm »
Gary, thanks for the advice about which version to use.
Utnic, I was struggling with an earlier downloading of 1.4.6 — to the point of the program shutting down with #11 crashed every time I tried to do anything with it — even a few minutes. This gives me the impression that these crashes are accumulative. So, when I downloaded anew I started over with this project. I'm sure it is wise to do that again. This could explain why it happens every time on my computer and not yours. Most of the text is in Georgia, it seems wise to delete any font of Georgia and download from a source known to be good. I may go the extra caution of choosing another font to replace it for the book.

However, I have new information. The odt that I downloaded apparently still contains some corruption from the PDF-OCR process. Some was obviously there at the time, some words simply did not look right. I thought I got rid of it, Acrobat's Preflight gave them a green light — but evidently not. I was able to try Datanumen's Word Repair (in my old PC that works only occasionally) on the odt document that produced the crash today. It says it is corrupted and unable to repair it. Why my computer is more susceptible to this corruption than yours? Probably something to do with corrupted fonts on mine (that Font Book's verification can't detect). It seems best to simply do a clean download of High Sierra and keep any previously constructed odt's and PDF's and Word docs off.

I've changed the fonts in the document and will try it again in Datanumen, if the PC comes back (it's currently back in black screen and starting up in safe mode doesn't work).
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Beginner Talk / How to format text in a text frame
« Last post by MikeD on April 14, 2018, 08:46:49 pm »
Hi all.
I'm new to the forum. I currently have Scribus 1.4.6. I am working on a bi-monthly publication (trying). I have generated a text frame for a Masthead. I have tried to generate different text formats, heights, etc., but have not been able to get the format I want. Every time I try, it wants to default to Arial Regular at 12 pts. I want Felix Titling Regular. Some lines at 20 pt, some at 14 pt, some at 10 or 12 pt. Have not been able to. I even tried making a separate text frame for each line, to no avail. I have tried creating the text in the story editor and it shows the correct format. As soon as I hit the green checkmark, it changes in the text box to the Arial at a 12 pt. This has become very frustration. Can someone help?
Thank you,
Mike
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hi catteau

in my experience, when people have images disappearing there are two causes:

- they don't have enough memory at disposal
- they're doing something "silly".

what you already have discovered: after having loaded an image into a scribus image frame, you're not supposed to move it or rename it.
nor move the .sla file. (but you can just rename it).

summarized: if you have not done anything in between, it's probably a memory issues... but people have very different definitions for "have done nothing"...
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Beginner Talk / Re: Trouble with "Get Text"
« Last post by GarryP on April 14, 2018, 11:24:43 am »
remadepreacher, please don't assume that moving to 1.5.x will let you get round problems that you find with 1.4.6.
1.4.6 has been around - unchanged - for more than two years and, as such, pretty much all of the problems have been seen before and workarounds are already known.
The 1.5.x versions are developmental software and, as such, each one has its own set of issues that have not yet been sorted.

My general advice is to use 1.4.6 until 1.6 comes out. If you use 1.5.x you lay yourself open to having all kinds of problems that no-one has seen before because the software hasn't been tested properly. If you have a problem with 1.4.6 you can usually get a quick fix, if you use 1.5.x you might have trouble getting an answer at all.

I realise that some people find that 1.5.x is stable for them but you never know when a developer will change/remove something without notice that will stop your documents from working. 1.5.x should only be used if absolutely necessary and only by people who know how 1.4.6 works.
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You hit the nail on the head in your first post Joy.
Scribus uses a relative path from the document to the image, rather than including the image in the SLA.
This is useful as it not only keeps the SLA size to a minimum but it also means that you can update the image outside of Scribus - which means that Scribus doesn't need to have lots of image manipulation tools in it.

Images "disappearing" from image frames usually happens when someone either moves/renames/deletes the image file or moves the SLA.
If you have not moved/deleted/renamed anything and images are still disappearing, that sounds unusual.

Are your images and SLA on the same physical hard drive?
Do you have any kind of "file/media management" software running that could be re-organising your files in the background?

When you save your SLA and come back to it, or a new version of it, what's the exact process you are using? I've a feeling that that's where the problem is but I would need to know precisely what you're doing.
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