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Beginner Talk / Re: Default View when opening File
« Last post by utnik on June 19, 2018, 07:01:22 am »
OK, but may I make it a feature request?

why not? – if the devs like the idea, it shouldn't be hard to implement… 

utnik
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Text and Typography / Re: Font Substitution error @ launch
« Last post by Fergus Magus on June 19, 2018, 06:00:21 am »
Under openSUSE I had the same problem. Even though I specified a replacement font and ticked the remember box, it was never remembered. The Ubuntu hint above was the answer, in openSUSE, install fetchmsttfonts, which downloads a bunch of MS fonts, including Arial.

This must be buried deep inside the code, as Arial is not mentioned anywhere in the preferences, and is not used by the default styles.
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General Discussion / Re: Scribus in a workflow? (text issues)
« Last post by FairMiles on June 19, 2018, 02:57:16 am »
Some conclusions.

* If (paragraph+character) styles must/should be applied to text in a word processor (such as LO Writer) before importing it, then Scribus may become redundant, or even a complication (compare Workflows C and D in previous posts). In any case, if that is the proper workflow path according to Scribus, then it should at least be able to import correctly the formatted text. That is not the case, particularly for character styles.

* Though LO Writer can handle the design of publications (see http://designingwithlibreoffice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/DWL_fullbook.pdf  and https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/images/0/0d/WG54-WriterGuideLO.pdf) I think it is (still?) not a proper DTP because of its limitations to handle (more complex) layouts: a full document made of independent+linked frames (à la Scribus) is probably a bad long-term idea. But neither is Scribus a proper DTP if it cannot easily handle (formatted) text or apply very relevant features for adequate typography (hyphenation, multilingual dictionaries, captions, text tables…). I guess the relative weight in a project between graphics+layout vs. text may heavily influence the pros/cons balance of the different approaches by these tools. [I guess Scribus may also tradeoff pros&cons against drawing tools such as Inkscape or LO Draw if the project is too graphics-heavy, but that discussion is for another thread]

* I'm no programmer nor I know the structure of Scribus, but I guess that in general it may benefit from trying to better integrate/complement with other (existing, popular, open source) tools and projects. From what I have explored, recognizing and applying subordinate/relative character styles (as apparently handled, though not clearly documented, by LO writer) and facilitating the application of paragraph styles may be first important steps to solve some of its current limitations.

I think the current status of Scribus makes it no good tool to include it within a workflow that depends on (partially) formatted imported text. Even more, some important details in the way styles are defined and applied within Scribus make it not particularly well fitted for works that heavily depend on text even when not already formatted.

I really hope Scribus can someday become the mature tool I expected when I started this exploration.
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General Discussion / Re: Scribus in a workflow? (text issues)
« Last post by FairMiles on June 19, 2018, 01:22:49 am »
Part 4 (last)

Workflow D: LibreOffice Template & Styles: do I need Scribus?

2 - [same as Workflow C] Document opened/imported in LibreOffice Writer, styles imported from Writer template (see below), direct formatting replaced by Character Styles with Find+Replace [e.g. (a) search all instances of Format=italic, (b) remove direct formatting for selection, (c) apply "Emphasis" character style], remove direct formatting for all text [does not remove applied character styles], Paragraph Styles applied, saved as .odt. [example: MStest_C.odt]

3 - Template in LibreOffice Writer with default page style + 2-column section for main text, frame styles to position typical illustrations (single-column width, full width, etc), paragraph/character styles, header and formatted dummy text [example: Hornero_Artículo.ott]

4 - Text copied+pasted to a new document based on template [New|Templates]. Imported images, tables into frames, referable semi-automatic captions, "relative" character styles for ad-hoc formatting (e.g. "Emphasis" to apply [only] italics to ANY paragraph styles), spell check and automatic (configurable) hyphenation [example: MStest_D.odt]. PDF export.
      -> Frames are not so easy to handle in a 2-column layout; their positioning and sizing is not as confortable (trustable?) as in a "true DTP" (afaik). Frames and sometimes colums and paragraphs need some fiddling with custom (not-styled) parameters. Still, everything seems to work.

5 - No Scribus (maybe for the cover?)
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Beginner Talk / Re: Default View when opening File
« Last post by Ged on June 18, 2018, 10:26:03 pm »
OK, but may I make it a feature request?

Thanks; I dont use Scribus a lot, but it sure is a fine app!
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Beginner Talk / Re: Default View when opening File
« Last post by utnik on June 18, 2018, 01:38:33 pm »
hi ged
…Is there somewhere in my preferences that can be set so that it opens in 'Fit to Height' ?

i don't think so. but there's a keyboard shortcut for 'fit to hight' ('ctrl' + '0' or 'cmd' + '0' if you're on a mac…) 
utnik
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Beginner Talk / Default View when opening File
« Last post by Ged on June 18, 2018, 11:26:03 am »
Hi, a small request please.   :)  When I open my file it always opens in zoom size 100%.  Is there somewhere in my preferences that can be set so that it opens in 'Fit to Height' ?
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Beginner Talk / Re: Only first letter of each line visible
« Last post by Nermander on June 17, 2018, 11:30:03 am »
I open a PDF file with Scribus and in Scribus the text isn't shown. I can only see the first letter of each line. So I definitively haven't WYSIWYG!

Scribus is not really intended to edits PDF's (although in newer versions there are some editing possibilities).
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Text and Typography / Re: Spacing between words
« Last post by mnawij on June 17, 2018, 02:24:37 am »
Hello DP01, this link should get you started with what you are looking for.

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/scribus-leading-kerning-and-tracking-text


mnawij
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Layout Issues / Re: Battling with tables
« Last post by Farland on June 16, 2018, 11:25:34 pm »
Everyone here who helps us very helpful and does so in good faith. That being said, a question about how to do tables provokes them to try to persuade you that tables are bad. That’s NOT helpful or even pertinent. I use the table function in Scribus because producing them in Libre Office just makes an image file that doesn’t retain sharpness when exporting at differently dpi (say, exporting the same document for web and print). You are getting the Xs because whatever you have in that cell is more than the size the cell can currently contain. Resize the cell. The table function in Scribus is funky but will work if you’re patient and is often the only real solution for certain tasks/projects. Take this from a user who tried to solve the table issue using the tabulated text option, vector option, and image option and eventually had to go back to actual Scribus tables, which ended up working fine.
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