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Scribus forums / Re: How can I use Scribus to create a web site wireframe or mockup?
« Last post by a.l.e on January 16, 2019, 10:56:41 am »
this is what i get if i use "page > manage guides":

as said, if you want more, provide a .sla collected for output and a hand crafted html + css showing the final result.
Free discussion / Re: Post Key Frozen, will not activate
« Last post by a.l.e on January 16, 2019, 10:47:05 am »
this has never been an issue for me (and probably for most other users).

it's probably related to one of the plugins / extensions installed in your browser.
Free discussion / Re: FireFox rejecting forum address login option as not secure
« Last post by a.l.e on January 16, 2019, 10:28:05 am »
there is a double problem with the way this forum is setup:

- the ssl certificate has expired several years ago
- the https site is not the default one

the scribus team does have a valid certificate which is used for,, and ... no idea why they're not using it for the forums, too.

i've opened a ticket for this

but there has been no activity.

since browsers are starting to warn the users about dangerous behaviors,  this is becoming a urgent issue.

now, what's the issue for you?

as long as your connection is secure (safe office or home cable or wifi network) there is not much you should be scared of (bad things can always happen, but they are unlikely).
on the other side, if you're using a public wifi without a wpa password, everybody on the same network will be able to see all your (non https) communication. inclusive your password when you login
this having been said, even if the certificate has expired, using the "invalid" https connection will probably protect  you from other people spying on you.

what can you do?

  • make sure that the password you're using for the scribus forums is only in use for this forum. please don't tell it to anybody, but consider it as public knowledge.
  • don't put too much information about you in the profile (your real first and last name are propbably ok, but not more than that).
  • eventually, refrain from logging in from public wifis (hotels, train stations, airports, ...).
Free discussion / Re: Post Key Frozen, will not activate
« Last post by JohnJR on January 15, 2019, 09:06:44 pm »
I'm sorry; in my post above I forgot to include my operating system, OS X 10.11.6, and its running on a late 2009 iMac.


Free discussion / Post Key Frozen, will not activate
« Last post by JohnJR on January 15, 2019, 08:58:05 pm »
Hi Folks,

I've had this happen before: Post button is frozen.  I can click on it all day and nothing happens.  This time it occurred when I wanted to Reply to a response to a topic I had started.

Here is the sequence of my actions:

selected the reply button, and a fresh message box opened.  I typed in my reply and, from experience, I selected my entered text and copied it to a word processor app.

I wished to illustrate the issue by attaching a screen shot and clicked the attachment link, found my attachment, and added it.
Upon clicking the Post button, I received a message that the attachment was a .tiff and not acceptable.  I cleared the attachment and created the screen shoot as a pdf.  The pdf file was small (not huge).

I then attached the pdf screen shot, and hit the Post button, nothing happened, I tried hitting the Preview button, nothing happened--frozen.

Out of the blue after several minutes a Preview appeared, so I tried the Post button again, nothing happened.  I left the situation overnight and the next day nothing had changed.  Repeated clicks on the Post button did nothing in spite of the Preview activating.

I deleted my message text and pasted the message back in, added the pdf attachment and tried the Post button, again nothing happened--frozen.

I deleted the message text again, and re-pasted it back in, deleted any reference to the screen shot in the text, and did not attach the screen shot or anything and hit the Post button.  The message posted.

I suppose the simple answer is once you try to attach a tiff, clear it, and re-attach a pdf; the system freezes, but why would this simple action cause the freeze (with no explanation)?  What should have been the remedy?



Free discussion / Re: FireFox rejecting forum address login option as not secure
« Last post by JohnJR on January 15, 2019, 07:55:25 pm »
Hi Radius,

I'm still very skeptical of just excepting this because FireFox rejected the login page, and continues to do so.  I tried the forums address again and noted the address is still "forums.scribus".  (Please note, I added the "www" in my post below, which apparently is not part of the address as I quoted it.)

Upon closer inspection there isn't any http://, let alone https://.  In that screen shot is the FireFox padlock icon with a red line through it. It gets worse if you try to bypass it. Also note the word "forums" is greyed out but is still visible.  I tried adding http://and the page merely reverted.

Bye the way, I was going to login over an issue after several "Signal 11" crashes where my existing document has turned into scrambled eggs.  So not knowing more, if FireFox gives me this warning for login username and password, I'm going to believe it.


Scribus forums / Re: How can I use Scribus to create a web site wireframe or mockup?
« Last post by ehepperle on January 15, 2019, 07:55:22 pm »
@a.l.e Thanks for the suggestion about using Python. I don't think this should require coding in the solution, at least I hope not. I'm looking for a native solution. The key to this whole project is precise placement of multiple guides. I know it can be done in Gimp -- but I'm just trying to determine if this is beyond the scope of Scribus, or if there is an easy native solution. I'm open to plugins also, but I'm not sure I'm comfortable cut-and-pasting python code from a wiki.

@RodneyLee Bootstrap is Twitter Bootstrap, a grid-based CSS framework for designing websites. When people reference bootstrap and wireframe design, generally what they mean is a 12-column grid-based layout. I'm a mostly self-taught designer, and like my extraordinary musical keyboardist friend who learned to play by ear but can't explain music theory at all, I understand a lot of the design principles, though I may not be using the right jargon.

Here is an image showing one example of what a 12-column "Bootstrap" design layout looks like:

And here is a website demonstrating many different Bootstrap CSS grid templates created for graphic design & layout programs (mostly Photoshop). I have seen these types of templates for many different graphic and document design programs including Photoshop, InDesign, Gimp, InkScape, and MS Word.

So, to sum up and hopefully clarify, I'm asking the following two things:

  • What are the steps needed to create a 12-column bootstrap quide template?
  • How can I create this template with Scribus?

P.S.: I've seen lots of tutorials showing how to design with a template in Photoshop and other programs, but I've never seen how to actually make the template.

Layout Issues / Re: Text overlapping in same frame despite link with next page
« Last post by Nermander on January 15, 2019, 05:56:10 pm »
I click to put the cursor at the end of the text frame after the following text : "Que rien ne peut le contenir ?" then I just
do a Ctrl+V in Scribus.

I think you need to double-click the frame first to be able to place the cursor. (I don't have Scribus on this computer so I can't test myself).
PDF Generation / Re: Error message in Preflight Verifier - what does this mean
« Last post by Nermander on January 15, 2019, 05:54:23 pm »
I am using the latest PDF versions so this should not be a problem.

Have you made sure the pre-flight verifier is set to the same PDF version that you intend to create?

I think (I don't have Scribus on this computer) you can set the pre-flight verifier to a completely different version than you are creating, which means it will give you warnings that are not relevant.
Scribus forums / Re: How can I use Scribus to create a web site wireframe or mockup?
« Last post by a.l.e on January 15, 2019, 04:03:59 pm »
there is no such solution.

but it might be possible to write a python script that exports an html template.

if you can provide a .sla (collected for output) and a matching (hand crafted) html + css, i can see how far i can get with a script...
looks like a funny challenge, but i cannot promise that i will succeed.
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