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PDF Generation / Re: "Use Color Profiles" options in PDF export
« Last post by lcooper on May 26, 2018, 07:15:22 am »
From what I understand (and that is not a lot!) by reading the PDF/X-4 specification on the Adobe web-site:

"All color data can be grayscale, CMYK, named spot colors, RGB, Lab or ICC-profile based."

so I am assuming that Scribus is allowing the colour schemes to be output to the PDF when in previous versions of the PDF/X standard they would be forced to CMYK. As you say, I need to force the output to CMYK while if this is not possible, convert all images to CMYK in Scribus before the export (a big job for me as the book contains hundreds of images).

Again, thanks for any help on this.
Scripts and Plugins / getPageType Strange Error
« Last post by Derek on May 25, 2018, 10:13:48 pm »
I'm faffing about with what should be a simple script. I'm creating a page, getting the margins, then trying to get the page type (0 = Left, 1 = Middle, 2 = Right) to create a text frame the correct position and size.

The code I'm using to try to get the page type is:
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intPageType = scribus.getPageType()but that is generating an error:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<string>", line 8, in <module>
  File "/home/derek/Data_OF/Scribus/Scripts/Hello", line 47, in <module>
    intPageType = scribus.getPageType()
TypeError: function takes exactly 1 argument (0 given)

Replacing the line with:
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intPageType = 1clears the error and the rest of the script (so far) works fine.

Either I'm doing something really silly, or getPageType doesn't work as documented. I haven't been able to find an example of it being used anywhere so far.


Added May 26:I'm using Ubuntu 1804LTS, happens in Scribus 1.4.7 and yesterday's Scribus-Trunk build.
I want to insert the page number in the master page itself by Insert>Character>Page Number way. By this all the pages will have the page numbers automatically.

The workaround is like make a text box in the master page and add these Hindi numerals manually on each page later on. However, this though possible, has difficulty if any new page is added at the beginning or in the midway, all the page numbers coming after that inserted new page are to be changed manually.
PDF Generation / Re: "Use Color Profiles" options in PDF export
« Last post by a.l.e on May 25, 2018, 05:17:17 pm »
i'm trying to find out if you can force scribus to do the conversion despite the fact that the required pdf version seems to have been created exactly for that reason: supporting color management!

if the printer wants CMYK images, there are then chances that you will have to convert the images before importing them into scribus... or use a pdf version that needs the conversion.

i will post a reply if i find out more...
PDF Generation / Re: "Use Color Profiles" options in PDF export
« Last post by lcooper on May 25, 2018, 04:57:51 pm »
Yes, that is correct. The printer has asked for PDF/X-4 with a specific ICC (which I have installed am using ok) but all of the images should be saved as CMYK. I have tried playing around with some of the settings but can't understand what I need to do to achieve this. So far I have had to try and send them the PDF for them to check - I also can't see which type of images my PDF has myself.

PDF Generation / Re: "Use Color Profiles" options in PDF export
« Last post by a.l.e on May 25, 2018, 04:47:28 pm »
pdf/x-4 allows rgb files to be in the resulting pdf...

so i guess, that your question is about forcing scribus to convert all the images to cmyk despite you using pdf/x-4...
am i correct?
PDF Generation / Re: "Use Color Profiles" options in PDF export
« Last post by lcooper on May 25, 2018, 03:22:10 pm »

Did you find an answer to your question?

I am trying to create a PDF/X-4 with a coated ICC and all the images in CMYK but I can't seem to get the images to be created in CMYK, they are always in RGB (the printing company are telling me this). I am using Scribus 1.5.4 downloaded a week or so ago.

Any help please on which options I should use?
Windows / Re: User Interface Scaling
« Last post by a.l.e on May 25, 2018, 10:13:35 am »
if you're using Scribus 1.4.x i fear that there will never be any support for hdpi monitors. (i don't even think Qt4 has support for it)
but it should be possible to manually scale it and nothing will interfere with your efforts to get a usable state.

for Scribus 1.5.x the support is a work in progress.
currently, i have the feeling that the scaling now works rather well... but there is no way to have a smaller interface...
it's not as nice as it could be, but it's definitively usable!
Beginner Talk / Re: Set/display percentages in rulers
« Last post by a.l.e on May 25, 2018, 10:06:46 am »
if you want an frame to fill a page, just shift+click (instead of simply clicking) when creating it and it will occupy the whole space around the cursor, up to the first guide or margin.

if you want to extend an existing frame to the right margin, just activate the snapping to guides (it should (almost) always be on... of cours) and pull it there.

if you want to regularly create frames that fills half of the page, you should of course put a column guide (see the guides manager)...
and if it's only about one single frame, you can use the shift-click to fill the page and then change the width of the frame to be "50%" or "width/2".
and if you want a 1 cm gutter in the middle, set it to "width / 2 - .5cm".
Windows / User Interface Scaling
« Last post by jasterisk on May 25, 2018, 06:24:46 am »

I'm trying to use Scribus on a Microsoft Surface Book, which has a resolution of 3000 x 2000. Because of this, in order for the device to even be usable, Windows upscales everything (the OS and all of my programs) by 200%. The only issue though is that the 200% scale that is defined in my Windows settings doesn't affect Scribus, which means that Scribus' user interface is almost unreadable and pretty much unusable.

Is there any way to scale up the user interface within Scribus?

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