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Features / Re: Master Document for long works?
« Last post by a.l.e on September 19, 2017, 03:53:09 pm »
yes, that would be a good feature!

if you can put up a list of features you would like to have in master pages, i can check what i can do with a python script...

Features / Master Document for long works?
« Last post by joesber on September 19, 2017, 03:45:21 pm »
Good day everyone,

as a user of Scribus (currently using the development version) I'm very proud of all its features, which are really professional. The version 1.5.4 suits the most of my current needs.

There is just one major problem when I'm working with it, because I want to layout books (which, sometimes, can be really long).

At this moment (09/2017) it is quite problematic to work with long documents and chains of text. The solution would be quite simple: to have two types of documets: -regular documents, and -master documents. By master document I mean an archive which includes and syncronize the regular documents. That's possible in InDesign (they call it "Book"), and even in LibreOffice (master document).

Does someone knows, if Scribus will have (someday in the medium future) such option?  Or if the team are even interested in the improvement of Scribus working with long documents?

Right now I used Scribus for simple designs and for finishing other projets from Gimp or Inkscape. But Scribus would have, in my opinion, much more potential if it would have any kind of master document, to split the long documents.

Thanks for your answers in advance  :)

(P.S.: I made a small research to see what Scribus Trunk or Indigo are developping right now, but it seems to me that most of the work are about Scribus' front-end)
Announcements and Forum Rules / Re: Image will not load into image frame
« Last post by a.l.e on September 19, 2017, 09:57:50 am »
if the image is really big you could hit a memory issue, yes...

but i have never heard of anybody having such an issue...
Announcements and Forum Rules / Image will not load into image frame
« Last post by GregM on September 19, 2017, 06:16:43 am »
 I amusing SCRIBUS 1.4.6

Windows 7

I created a 10-page newsletter. Nothing fancy or exotic.

I have created image frames. I am using a photo layer.

I go to the page I want to add the photo. I draw an image box. I right click the image box, and then select get image.

The image I want is in the folder that I keep the newsletter files- images, text, etc. In this instance it is a JPEG.

I select the image and I click on it and get the load hourglass.

Then the hourglass stops and no image fills the image frame. Nothing.

I don't understand. Is the file too big? why does it cut out?  Is there a max size to the newsletter.

I can open a new document, make an imagine frame, get image and one pops into the frame, mo problem.

Why won't it work on my newsletter file.

I have two different newsletters and now that's happening on both of those files.

Please help, I am confused by this and lost.

Scripts and Plugins / Re: setting frame text without resetting style
« Last post by a.l.e on September 18, 2017, 10:18:58 am »
thanks for your "insight" on pybind!

i'll open a topic about the "pybind11 based scripter" in the forums, as soon as i've cleaned up the repository in a way that helps understanding what i am up to : - )
Scripts and Plugins / Re: setting frame text without resetting style
« Last post by eudoxos on September 17, 2017, 11:20:40 pm »
Wow, very happy you chose pybind11. I have a LOT of experience with boost::python and have liked pybind11 from the very beginning (still know only from docs), it is solving a lot of boost::python's issues, plus is much more lightweight. I will look at it. Good luck and thanks for the thorough information! vaclav
PDF Generation / Re: Registration marks for bigger canvas
« Last post by on September 17, 2017, 11:56:12 am »
Thanks for your answer.
Kind regards,
PDF Generation / Re: Registration marks for bigger canvas
« Last post by a.l.e on September 17, 2017, 10:37:36 am »
you cannot get scribus to do that for you (since scribus does no imposition).

but you can of course draw yourself the marks or write a python script that draws the marks for you.
PDF Generation / Registration marks for bigger canvas
« Last post by on September 17, 2017, 09:06:10 am »
Hello all,

I am working on Billboard (340 x 173 cm). I need to prepare pdf file for printing.
There is just one registration mark on this big canvas on each side.
They need registration marks in span of 50 cm only for offset printing in the press service.
I cant find how to do it in Scribus.

Could anyone help me please how have registration marks on every 50 cm?
Thanks a lot!
Scripts and Plugins / Re: setting frame text without resetting style
« Last post by a.l.e on September 16, 2017, 10:39:31 pm »
my work on the new scripter was/is in this github repository:

the most interesting information source is

as you can read in the (currently) last comment of mine, i'm right now testing a new approach using pybind11.

my tentatives can be followed here:

it still looks a bit wild but i'm close to get a prototype that could be used for building a new scripter.
and, with a bit of luck, that repository will transform in a nice manual on how to embed a python interpreter inside of a c++ application.
(imo, this is something that is not well documented, and every project is creating its own solution)

the reason why i'm trying a new approach is this issue:
(we cannot get signals and slot to cross the c++ -> python boundary)

combined with the issue 3 linked above -- which states that the technology used by the scripter created by henning is not supported anymore (and have never really been supported) -- i prefer restarting from scratch, get much inspiration from the wonderful previous new scripter (really, it looks like a very clever solution... even if i could not understand everything!), and produce a new scripter with a very similar API as the so called scripter 2.

i hope to have my tentatives finished by the end of next week and then i could need work with defining the API and porting the code from the scripter 1 and 2 to the scripter 3

ah, please, forget as soon as possible the name scripter 3... if it gets into scribus, it should simply be the new scripter or the pybind11 scripter : - )

To cut a long story short: it's saturday evening,  time to party!
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