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Beginner Talk / Re: Maximum "weight" of a Scribus file ?
« Last post by pierruel on Today at 11:33:10 am »
Good morning, a.l.e.
I'm not sure I understand everything you wrote. English isn't my mothertongue.
What I want is simply to have a score of a musical piece I've composed.
The way I choosed is to edit a brochure with Scribus, but Scribus doesn't know how to write a musical text; I must export the musical text out of my music notation software in a picture's format; I did it on .jpg format but it's not the better way, you said, and I'll change for png, and then import the .png into Scribus. And then export to .pdf for printing.
But the point is that I did it already once with a former version of my musical piece. I've on my desk a brochure of 154 pages which is the first version and I encountered no problem when editing it.
I have a lot of .jpg files but I don't want just to create pdfs out of them, I want to publish a score in the form of a A4 brochure.
I could print all my .jpg to pdf but I want to have my stuff printed in a print-shop where they have high quality numeric printers with far better results than with my desktop printer. And they'll make a handsome brochure of my pages.
Your three assertions are correct and I'll look how I can make a zip file from my pictures (I never had to do that in 30 years computing but I'll learn ;-) )
I'll be back soon.
Best regards
Beginner Talk / Re: Maximum "weight" of a Scribus file ?
« Last post by a.l.e on Today at 09:32:43 am »
so, you have a lot of jpg files and want to create one pdf out of it?

just that?

one the one side, there might be easier ways to do it (at least if you know how to write a script : - ).
scribus is not a bad tool for that (you can even automate the task by writing a script: not that i imply that you should do that) but, indeed, you might get a memory problem with all those big images.

from the screenshots, you seem to be on windows... and you could try to select all the jpg files in the file manager, in the context pick the "print" command and choose "to pdf" as the printer. i have no idea how good the result is... but it might be worth a try : - )

for linux i'm pretty sure that in 15 minutes i should be able to write a script for you that creates the pdf...


- you have rather big images
- with some images you can load lot of images in one file, with other ones just 3...
- the same image works in one file but not in the other.

are the assertions above correct?

if yes, it would be good if you could give access to all your images (privately share a zip file with all the images and the .sla through framadrop or dropbox)... in the worst case you get a pdf with the job done... in the best case a solution for your issue...
General Discussion / Re: Donations
« Last post by anuraghbasu on Today at 07:31:10 am »
I have found Scribus so valuable that I would like to make a monetary donation to its development.

Moderation: removed the link to a non related web site
Beginner Talk / Re: Maximum "weight" of a Scribus file ?
« Last post by pierruel on Today at 01:03:54 am »
All right a.l.e. it's not easy to figure things without seeing anything. I just hesitate to attach too many screenshots.
First of all I don't see any reason either and I hope to understand what happens with the help of the forum.
I did as you wrote: created a new file called test_img.sla and tried to load the pictures which failed to load in my score. What a surprise: I was able to load 3 of them, including the one who refused to load into my real file and then I was stuck again (that test file has 10 pages of which 3 contain a picture). The attached shot "7_img" shows a display of my picture editing software with a series of pictures including the last one I was able to load and the following ones: all contain staves and notes but if I insist importing them I get empty images.
My Scribus is slow to open but it opens itself each time. Already the preview is empty, as shown on a second screenshot.
My demonstration is not perfect because it doesn't show what happens with one same and specific image, sorry; it's because there are no numbers on the images and the bar nombers are much too tiny to be seen. I'll try and make a more accurate test but it takes more time.
Hope the above will be helpful.
Thank you very much.

Scribus forums / Re: Scribus Webpage
« Last post by a.l.e on December 16, 2018, 05:21:39 pm »
the website is gently on its way...

see you soon...
Beginner Talk / Re: Maximum "weight" of a Scribus file ?
« Last post by a.l.e on December 15, 2018, 09:19:46 am »
i don't see any reason why you should not be able to load a 136th image if the 135 before that were ok.

when there is a memory (size) problem, scribus normally lets you do what you wanted to do and then fails on opening the file next time you try to open it.

can you load the image number 136 in a new scribus file with no images in there yet?
if you cannot do so, then it's that specific image that is at fault.

please remember, that we don't see what is on your monitor and we don't know what you already have tried.
except if you tell us...
Beginner Talk / Re: Maximum "weight" of a Scribus file ?
« Last post by pierruel on December 15, 2018, 12:12:35 am »
Of course I've to learn more about pictures, especially when they are numerized, but I think that the problem is elsewhere.
Please look what I wrote: I'm working on a music score where 1 page A4 = 1 picture. On a very  plain logical level, why was I able to import without any difficulty 135 pictures and not the 136th ? There is no matter of pictures' format nore display. Something works very well for 135 pages and then stops working for the 136th, who can explain ?
I would be very grateful for an explanation.
Tutorials, Tips and How-Tos / Re: How to make a treasure map
« Last post by Nermander on December 14, 2018, 10:56:04 pm »
I would rather use GIMP all the way for such a task (but of course it is interesting to show how parts of it can be done in Scribus).

This tutorial is very good for learning how to do "hand drawn" maps in GIMP
Scribus forums / Re: Scribus Webpage
« Last post by a.l.e on December 14, 2018, 07:45:37 pm »
i've created my first grav ( and i'm pretty happy with the way it's working.

i plan to implement martin's template with it... and make my scribus planet + a new knowledge base part of it.

anybody wants to join?
Beginner Talk / Re: Maximum "weight" of a Scribus file ?
« Last post by a.l.e on December 14, 2018, 06:13:18 pm »
eh eh... i think that you need to learn a few more things about images and layout...

the main difference between png and jpg is that jpg changes your image when saving it. it has been created for photos...

also, scribus does not (by default) include the images in the .sla. it just links to them. so, don't try to move the .sla or the images after you have linked them (if you want to move your project you need to use the "file > collect for output" tool).

finally, if you have an issue with a specific image (and if the image does not contain "huge" secrets, you might want to upload it here, so that we can have a look at it...
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