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Text and Typography / New user, help with bold L's in PDF, not outlining fonts
« Last post by kanjigirl on February 20, 2018, 02:10:07 am »
This is the first time posting here and the first time creating a PDF form. I made a big form, I used the TT fonts Fjalla One and Roboto (regular and medium) for the fonts.

I used the print functionality for Nitro Pro, my PDF editor, to export to PDF. Everything looks great in Nitro, but in Acrobat (DC or Reader) the lower case l's are all ridiculously bold. I understand from my reading that this happens when fonts are outlined instead of embedded and that some fonts can't be embedded. I set all three to embed and not subset in Scribus fonts settings, and set them to embed in the Nitro dialog. Same results.

I also tried using the Scribus PDF exporter with all fonts embedded, same results.

Then I tried changing out fonts. Fjalla looks perfect, so I kept that, but I switched out Roboto for both Open Sans then Arial. Exact same results - I ticked the box to embed all fonts in both Nitro and Scribus PDF export, the lowercase L's are still extra bold and wide.

I don't know what to do now - what font or setting do I have to use to get this to look right when viewed online? They look bad (but not as bad as Acrobat) in Chrome's PDF viewer too.  :(
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PDF Generation / Re: Over Ink Coverage Issue
« Last post by utnik on February 20, 2018, 01:50:00 am »
hi farland

…set Scribus to use US Webcoated SWAP 2…

…it shows all of the images as over 240 in ink coverage.

i don't know this profile, but it looks as it would limit the color coverage to something around 300%.
either you don't use colors with higher coverages than your printer can deal with, or you should use an icc profile which has the same low limit…

utnik
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Beginner Talk / Re: Is there a way to move objects without snapping?
« Last post by inkuser on February 19, 2018, 11:12:37 pm »
Thank you, Tosca...these items were already un-checked. So, this is the best it can be?
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Beginner Talk / Re: Is there a way to move objects without snapping?
« Last post by tosca on February 19, 2018, 10:53:18 pm »
See the last two lines of the Page menu. In french, they are "Grille magnétique" (Magnetic grid?) and "Repères magnétiques" (whatever...) You need to uncheck both if you want no magnetism at all.
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Beginner Talk / Is there a way to move objects without snapping?
« Last post by inkuser on February 19, 2018, 08:56:26 pm »
I don't see any snap-to ____ controls in Scribus, but objects seem to be behaving as though snap is on; in other words, I don't have fine control over where I move objects.

Is there a way other than the Properties bar to gain fine control over the positioning of objects?

Thank you!
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Beginner Talk / Re: Space above in Paragraph Style doesn't work for first line
« Last post by harryllama on February 19, 2018, 06:38:14 pm »
Thanks, those are good ideas! Right now I'm simplay adding a blank default paragraph, and that seems to do the trick as well. Just wanted to confirm that this was normal behavior!
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PDF Generation / Over Ink Coverage Issue [SOLVED]
« Last post by Farland on February 19, 2018, 06:32:56 pm »
I'm trying to prepare an RPG book for print using Scribus.  It will be printed via lightningsource publishing.  Their recommendations are to use US Webcoated SWAP 2 as the color profile, but to manage image color in photoshop.  They recommend creating a custom color profile and setting the max ink to 235.  I did that for every image in my text.  Then I exported to a PDF, set Scribus to use US Webcoated SWAP 2 as the intended color profile. When I open the PDf in acrobat and look at it in preflight color management, it shows all of the images as over 240 in ink coverage.  Any idea what I am doing wrong?
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Beginner Talk / Re: Space above in Paragraph Style doesn't work for first line
« Last post by GarryP on February 19, 2018, 02:47:21 pm »
The "Space Above" setting should be read as "Space between this paragraph and the previous one, if any" and if there's no previous paragraph then - as you have seen - Scribus ignores this. As far as I know it's just how Scribus works (I don't think the user has a way of changing this or, at least, I've not seen one).

There are probably many different ways of doing what you want but they would depend on the specific circumstances.

If you have your text split by chapters - with a new text frame chain for each chapter, which is usual - then a quick way to introduce a gap before the chapter heading would be to have the Y position of the first text frame at the required position down the page.

Another quick and dirty way would be to add a rectangle - with no fill or line colour - where the gap should be and use the text flow options to make the text flow around the rectangle.

Neither of these are particularly sophisticated techniques but they will work for most situations.
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General Discussion / Re: Selecting the right page for comic book publishing
« Last post by tosca on February 19, 2018, 11:37:31 am »
You can define your own dimensions, based on whatever existing publications you know or want to create.
But have you talked with your printer first? He might have opinions and/or constraints on the matter.
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Text and Typography / Re: problems with mastro
« Last post by a.l.e on February 19, 2018, 10:44:57 am »
hi moresun

have you deleted a single page?
if so, if's not a good idea to do so, when you have facing pages. (always delete pairs of pages...)

in "page > apply master page" you can re-apply the master pages to multiple pages at once...
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