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Beginner Talk / Scribus can't find Dejavu fonts
« Last post by jsandoval on July 16, 2017, 05:15:53 am »
Hi everyone.

I'm using Scribus 1.4.6 on a Debian 9 machine. I had a document that used mainly Dejavu fonts. I recently opened it but it asks for font substitution when I start Scribus and I can't see those fonts if I try to change them in the text boxes.

The dejavu packages are installed and I can use those fonts in LIbreoffice. Any help here?, I have no clue as to why the fonts are not working. They appear in the Available fonts dialog (but as Bitstream Charter Family, which I find weird) and they're enabled.

Thanks in advance.
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PDF Generation / Re: Converting Text to Paths?
« Last post by a.l.e on July 15, 2017, 02:18:17 pm »
the you're doing something wrong.

probably, trying to run a 64 bit application on a 32 bit OS...
or you did not download scribus from the official scribus download site (by following the links on https://www.scribus.net .
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PDF Generation / Re: Converting Text to Paths?
« Last post by abizrihays on July 14, 2017, 06:47:30 pm »
if you have issues with the way fonts are embedded in the pdf, you can try to open a copy of your document in 1.5.3  and print the pdf from there.

I tried that but each time the program crashed before it would even load. :/
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Text and Typography / Re: Text colour
« Last post by a.l.e on July 14, 2017, 04:50:54 pm »
ok, no i give an answer also in here:

using styles will help getting formats to cross the boundaries between libreoffice and scribus.

but not all formats will be respected.
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PDF Generation / Re: Converting Text to Paths?
« Last post by a.l.e on July 14, 2017, 04:49:26 pm »
if you have issues with the way fonts are embedded in the pdf, you can try to open a copy of your document in 1.5.3  and print the pdf from there.

(if you save a file in 1.5.3 you cannot open it in 1.4.6 anymore! be sure you have backups!)

the font handling has been  improved in some key parts.
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Beginner Talk / Re: Editing text colour
« Last post by a.l.e on July 14, 2017, 04:46:56 pm »
with 1.5.3, open the text properties palette (window > text properties / F3).
you can dock it to the right of your window.

in the "colors & effects" section you can pick a color.

ciao
a.l.e

p.s.: please, try not to post multiple time the same question... i will delete the other one...
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Beginner Talk / Editing text colour
« Last post by m s narayanan on July 14, 2017, 04:35:46 pm »
Dear all
I have typed some sentences in text frame.  Now I want to change the colour.  How can this be done.

M S Narayanan
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PDF Generation / Re: Converting Text to Paths?
« Last post by GarryP on July 14, 2017, 10:47:30 am »
Welcome to the forum abizrihays.

I'll leave answering this properly to one of the font experts but it will probably be worth your while if you have a look at this post: http://forums.scribus.net/index.php/topic,2523.0.html

As you will see if you read it, Scribus doesn't always embed fonts that you tell it to (for various reasons) even if the font is embeddable.

I think one "quick" solution would be to use OTF fonts - instead of TTF fonts - but that might cause you a lot of issues with reformatting so it's probably best if you hold off trying that until someone with much more expertise in this area gets in touch.

Unfortunately this is one of those areas where Scribus expects the user to be an expert and know much more about the ins-and-outs than the average user would.
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Beginner Talk / Re: [1.4.6] Selected text character count
« Last post by eupiteco on July 14, 2017, 05:30:32 am »
Thx GarryP, I managed to count the lines' character by breaking them into paragraphs and then using the story editor.

My intent was to find the average number of characters for different fonts in a 90mm column.
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Text and Typography / Text colour
« Last post by m s narayanan on July 14, 2017, 03:52:05 am »
Dear all
I have a word document (odt) which features question and answers.  I have made the questions in red and answers in blue.  But when this document got into the text frame, it is in black. Moreover, the line alignment is no the same as odt.
Please help me how to fix this issue.
M S Narayanan
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