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PDF Generation / Re: Problems embedding fonts
« Last post by mnawij on January 15, 2018, 05:21:39 am »
Welcome lesleysprite,

Would your printer accept the file with the fonts outlined? I know that I prefer receiving files with the fonts outlined, btw I am a commercial printer.


Beginner Talk / Re: Pixels and Scribus
« Last post by dezcat on January 14, 2018, 09:55:16 pm »
Thank you, usual, you nailed it!
Beginner Talk / Re: Drag & drop not working in Arrange Pages
« Last post by GarryP on January 14, 2018, 04:09:56 pm »
You already said that you were using Windows 7 but I didn't see why Scribus would behave any differently between 7 and 10. There are some differences between OS X and Windows and Linux but the differences are usually - in my experience at least - only between the different OSes and not between different versions of the same OS.

The tiny bit of testing that I did didn't show the problems you're having so I've no idea what's going wrong.
Unless you're going to be rearranging pages, the Arrange Pages function isn't much use - in my opinion - for checking the overall layout as you can't see what's on the pages. You can get an idea of the overall layout by just zooming out of your document but you can only see a bit of a long document which might not be ideal. It would be great if we could choose how many spreads were shown across the canvas - rather than the current situation of just the 1/2/3 pages depending on document type - but maybe that could be something for a later version.

Anyway, if you insert pages in the usual way - as mentioned above - as you say you are going to be doing then you should be fine.
Beginner Talk / Re: Drag & drop not working in Arrange Pages
« Last post by PemburySinger on January 14, 2018, 11:58:00 am »
Hi GarryP, I have Windows 7, not Windows 10, and Arrange Pages doesn't work on Windows 7 in the way you describe, except for the first page 2, and then only after exiting Scribus, going back into it and loading the file. After that, there is no dark rectangle, and it is inert.

Thanks for the suggestion.

I will continue to use Pages>Insert from now on, and simply use Arrange Pages to check the overall layout when I feel the need.
Beginner Talk / Re: Drag & drop not working in Arrange Pages
« Last post by PemburySinger on January 14, 2018, 11:53:04 am »
I have made some progress by using Pages>Insert. Having had one partially successful attempt and scrapping it, the second attempt was wholly successful, and I added four master pages, left, right, left, right. Also, when I looked at Arrange Pages, it displayed them correctly, even though I can't actually use it to do anything with the pages. It does, however, provide a useful overview of the layout of the pages themselves.
Beginner Talk / Re: Drag & drop not working in Arrange Pages
« Last post by GarryP on January 14, 2018, 11:30:10 am »
Ah, I think I understand now. If I've got it right, you're dragging master pages down to the "Document Pages" section.

I've just done a quick test with 1.4.6 on Windows 10 and it seems to work fine as long as you do what utnik says about making sure that the dark rectangle appears before you release the mouse button. Dragging pages around also works sometimes, but not always and that makes the function a bit unusable. For example, in my tests I could not drag page 5 of a 5-page document anywhere.

As utnik says, the usual way to create pages is the "Page -> Insert" function and you can then use the "Page -> Apply Master Page" function - en masse if necessary - to make sure the correct master pages are applied. That's the way I've always done it and it's always worked for me.

If you really need to use the Arrange Pages function for moving pages around, remember that the dialog is not modal so if you zoom the document out you can see the pages being moved around (if Scribus lets you move them).
Beginner Talk / Re: Preflight Verifier: errors with X-1a profile
« Last post by utnik on January 14, 2018, 01:40:59 am »
hi les

i'm not really sure, what you're talking about!

1. do you read somewhere, that the image doesn't fit the frame? or is there a visible white space?
when i uncheck the 'proportional' box, my images fill the frames always (but there aren't many use cases for unproportionally stretched images in my work…)

2. afaik word never produced cmyk output. (at least not back in the days when i used it…) … and a .pdf/x-3 veryfier shouldn't report an error for a mix of rgb and cmyk color spaces, as this is perfectly ok with the .pdf/x-3 specs.

if your printshop requires .pdf/x-3 files with all elements converted to cmyk, you should export as .pdf/x-1a!

Beginner Talk / Re: Drag & drop not working in Arrange Pages
« Last post by utnik on January 14, 2018, 01:20:43 am »
hi pemburysinger

i never use 'arrange pages'.
but if you really wont it this way, you have to drag the master page exactly to the correct place between the document pages. as soon as the dark rectangle appears, you can drop the page and it will be inserted there.
but as garry mentioned before, you have to be careful not to mix up the right and left master pages.

the better way will always be to create new pages over the menu 'page' → 'insert'.

Beginner Talk / Re: Drag & drop not working in Arrange Pages
« Last post by PemburySinger on January 13, 2018, 11:22:22 pm »
I have now tried Scribus via Linux, and precisely the same problem occurs with Arrange Pages - the same bug. It comes up with the cover page and the "page 2" that I inserted earlier (because I used the files that I already had), and simply will not allow any dragging and dropping. I also had to close Scribus and go back in, because Arrange Pages was greyed out.
Beginner Talk / Preflight Verifier: errors with X-1a profile
« Last post by LesCM19 on January 13, 2018, 11:18:22 pm »
1. Image dimension is smaller than its frame: the images set to fit frame and not retain their proportions so why the error?

2. Object colourspace is not CMYK or spot: polygons & polylines (?) in a vector file (table from a Word doc) are throwing up dozens of errors

Just want to get this cleared up before I do any more work to it! Funnily enough, no errors verifying in X-3 profile so hopefully I'l be able to contact the printers (One Bookshelf) on Monday.
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