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Layout Issues / What is the best work flow for long documents?
« Last post by manne on January 06, 2018, 06:32:24 am »
I am relatively new to Scribus but have managed to create a 50 page "book" on my family's history, so not a total newbie. My biggest problem as the document grew larger, was that changing or adding text, adding images etc., would result in images further ahead in the document would end up in the wrong place, as would hyperlink frames, all because the text is "pushed" forward by the newly added stuff.
What is the best way to cope with this? I have read that some people split long documents into chunks, thereby minimizing the extra editorial work when you add stuff to your document. But then how do you merge everything together when it is time for publishing your work? I'd rather not end up with 5-10 separate PDFs.
Text and Typography / Re: Curvy Texts?
« Last post by smokinjo on January 06, 2018, 06:14:23 am »
Thanks Garry

I retried it after reading your email.  I do nto think that I changed any thing.  But, it worked.

Not sure what happened, but it worked.  I am happy!

I have one more issue with my newly curved text.   I noticed that  IO\ need to change the attributes of the text after making it into a curve.  That was easy enough.

But, the shape that I chose, it still have lines around it that are visible.

How to I eliminate th shape, and I only have a curved text that remains>


Beginner Talk / Re: Paginate
« Last post by utnik on January 05, 2018, 07:25:00 pm »
usually you put a frame with the variable for the automatic pagination ('insert' → 'character' → 'page number') on some master pages and apply them to the document pages.

MacOS / all blurred on retina display
« Last post by triptychon on January 05, 2018, 07:00:27 pm »

thanks to all scribus developers and experts for your work!
I recently installed scribus on macbook pro and did some first steps. It worked out ok, but unfortunately everything inside the window looks way too blurry for any aesthetic
decision, especially type (screenshot). How can I get it sharp? Is it not fully compatible with retina display 2880*1800?
Beginner Talk / Paginate
« Last post by SEW Region on January 05, 2018, 06:14:05 pm »
Do I have to set up the pages with numbers before I start or is it possible to paginate when the document is collated and complete.  My magazine is now complete and has 92 pages I don't want numbers on the cover or the next two pages which are the index.
Text and Typography / Re: Curvy Texts?
« Last post by GarryP on January 05, 2018, 05:45:51 pm »
Welcome to the forum smokinjo.

Attaching text to a bezier curve should work without any extra steps. Draw the curve, create a text frame containing the text, select both the curve and text frame, menu "Item -> Attach Text to Path". It should work. The same goes for putting the text on a circle; you shouldn't need to manually convert anything.

Why can't you select both the curve/circle and the text at the same time? Are they on different layers? You can only multiple-select from the same layer (as of 1.4.6).

Also, "Attach Text to Path" will always be greyed out if the two selected objects are not compatible for that function. Even if you have more than one curve/circle selected it should still attach the text to one of them.

As a final check, make sure you haven't converted the text to outlines. The text has to be text in a text frame.

If the above doesn't help, could you supply the document?
Text and Typography / Curvy Texts?
« Last post by smokinjo on January 05, 2018, 05:03:44 pm »
I am trying to make text follow a circle, and found 2 seemingly godo posts to help me:

But, one step does not work for me.  I create a text box and a circle.

In one of the example, I am asked to convert the circle to a bezier curve, the  other not.

After that, I am asked to select:   Item: Attach to Path

But, I can not select both items (text and circle) at the same time.  I am also given a grayed out Attach to Path.

Idea as to what I might be missing?


Layout Issues / Re: Trouble in Master Pages
« Last post by wilcoxrc on January 05, 2018, 06:03:14 am »
No worries.  Discovered I had the layers locked.  I didn't realize that the lock and unlock function for layers was also active on the master pages.


Layout Issues / Trouble in Master Pages
« Last post by wilcoxrc on January 05, 2018, 04:17:12 am »
I'm new to Scribus and working through a tutorial.  When setting up Master pages as soon as I click off of a rectangle frame or a text frame it is locked and I cannot reselect it to edit further.  Is this normal or am I dealing with a bug?


Beginner Talk / Re: tables in 1.5.3
« Last post by SEW Region on January 04, 2018, 04:32:16 pm »
I know this seems silly and very long winded But I managed to get them out by exporting as a PDF and then copy and paste into scribus doc. having checked the right layer click on line and press delete button.
I have decided to put up with the lines!!!!!
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