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Linux / Re: Lost visibility of items - possibily after 1.5.4 upgrade
« Last post by a.l.e on October 09, 2018, 11:38:37 am »
Yes!

Double click on a text frame and you can just type your text in there.

When a text frame is selected or you're in edit mode, open the "Windows > Text Properties" palette (F3) and all the power of Scribus will be shown to you : - )

P.S.: in Scribus 1.4, the text palette is part of the "Windows > Properties" palette (F2)...
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Linux / Re: Lost visibility of items - possibily after 1.5.4 upgrade
« Last post by bobbiescap on October 09, 2018, 11:17:32 am »
Thanks for the reply,

I found after Posted that the story editor font was in white, so worked ok with a dark background. As far as the theme goes, I used default settings on Scribus since I first installed it about two years ago, and didn't realise it had alternative themes available. I have just gone through the settings and found a theme however that isn't horrendously bright, so thanks for that, much appreciated. At least I can see what icons are what.

Could I ask you further about what you say regarding usage of story editor please? I only use it if I require font changes, such as alignment, size, bold, superscript or even outline on fonts that don't have a bold version. Are you saying that these can be done outside story editor?

I am a little green with Scribus, and having cognition and memory issues from prescription medication withdrawal, so being confronted with a lot of information such as a manual is a little daunting, and I am slowly learning what an excellent and powerful application Scribus is, mainly via trial and error; with research on specific issues. Having joined the official forums now, I expect to get better with it over time.
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Linux / Re: Lost visibility of items - possibily after 1.5.4 upgrade
« Last post by a.l.e on October 09, 2018, 08:37:16 am »
hi

i don't think that scribus 1.5 supports dark themes (yet)... so using a light theme will probably help for the readability...

and for the story editor... i don't know what you are you using it for... but try to use as much as you can the in-frame editing with the text palette... and only use the story editor when the in-frame editing is not possible (as an example when text is on its head...)
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Beginner Talk / Re: PostScript Interpreter Resolution
« Last post by pes on October 09, 2018, 06:54:49 am »
are you loading pdfs as images?

Hi

I'm loading .EPS images into an image frame.

To be sure that the quality of the image in the final product is high enough should I when set the DPI to e.g. 300 or?

There is also a setting in the File => Export => General (TAB) => File options - saying Resolution for EPS graphics. 

Lets say that I need the final product to have e.g. 300 DPI - Should I when set the following:

File=> Preferences => External Tools => PostScript Interpreter Resolution: 300 DPI
File => Export => General (TAB) => File options - Resolution for EPS graphics: 300 DPI

or?

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Linux / Lost visibility of items - possibily after 1.5.4 upgrade
« Last post by bobbiescap on October 09, 2018, 05:27:37 am »
Hi folks, I am using Scribus on Manjaro Stable with Cinnamon desktop. I do two monthly newsletters that have to be finished in a timely manner.

In the last week I have noticed that icons have become nearly unusable, and text is not visible in the Story Editor unless it is highlighted. In the Story Editor screenshot I had a portion of text highlighted but lost it when I took the screenshot. Also menu items have moved around, I used to access the story editor in the main RH click menu, but now it is in a sub menu, which is why I think it is version related.

I have not changed any desktop theme elements, or anything else I can think of that could be causing it, and am thinking that the version has been updated recently, as I performed a bunch of upgrades from the command line.

I have not been able to find a method of changing appearance of the GUI, and it has really slowed down my productivity.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
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Layout Issues / Re: png/tif images printing with two shades of black
« Last post by a.l.e on October 08, 2018, 04:58:01 pm »
of course, utnik is right.

but if you're printing on laser printers, you don't even need the hassle of converting the png into tiff.

just use the same colors in the png and in the scribus file.

and since png supports transparencies, just make the background transparent.

from my experience, the only reason for using matching CMYK colors in both the images and scribus file is when your sending the files for profesionnal printing and the print shop requires a pdf version that does not support transparenices (or you don't want to take the risk that the print shop incorrectly flattens your pdf)

otherwise, use the same rgb blacks and/or use transpancies...
for a black file with png cliparts i wouldn't even bother to use any color management...
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Layout Issues / Re: png/tif images printing with two shades of black
« Last post by utnik on October 08, 2018, 12:54:05 pm »
hi dewedi

your color management shows different settings for the color conversion for images and for solid colors ('perceptual' for images and 'relative colorimetric' for solid colors) – this is correct for most situations, but not if you need an exact color match between the two!


   edit: just checked with the images. in this case i wouldn't care about color matching – i would just eliminate the background of the images. (.tif supports transparencies…)

utnik
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Layout Issues / Re: png/tif images printing with two shades of black
« Last post by Dewedi on October 08, 2018, 12:50:27 pm »
Your blacks end up as the same blacks in the print.

I uploaded 2 of the files I used here: https://files.fm/u/a26ppt4m if that helps.
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Layout Issues / Re: png/tif images printing with two shades of black
« Last post by a.l.e on October 08, 2018, 12:38:56 pm »
... well, of course, we need also the TIFF / PNG with the black...

i've attached a sample .sla with a rgb black and a png with the "same" black. can you try to check if you get the same black in the resulting pdf?
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Layout Issues / Re: png/tif images printing with two shades of black
« Last post by Dewedi on October 08, 2018, 10:09:47 am »
Hey! I have the .sla in the attachements! Thanks for the help :)
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