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Text and Typography / Spacing between words
« Last post by DP01 on June 16, 2018, 09:39:55 pm »
Hello,

I have only been using Scribus for a few weeks i'm still new at learning and wanted to ask how to improve the spacing between words in a paragraph, when i justify the whole paragraph there seems to be lots of uneven gaps in between words.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks
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General Discussion / Re: Can Scribus make Epub?
« Last post by craigomez on June 16, 2018, 01:44:12 pm »
hello,
this is the beginning of one of the epub i generate:

PK^C^D^T^@^@^@^H^@^@^@^@^@oa«,^Y^@^@^@^T^@^@^@^H^@ ^@^@mimetype^A^T^@ëÿapplication/epub+zipPK^C^D^T^@^@^@^H^@^@^@^@^@JÕ^Ujý^@^@^@ø^@^ @^@^V^@^@^@META-INF/container.xml^Aø^@^Gÿ<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<container version="1.0" xmlns="urn:oasis:names:tc:opendocument:xmlns:conta iner">
<rootfiles>
<rootfile full-path="OEBPS/content.opf" media-type="application/oebps-package+xml"/>
</rootfiles>
</container>


(i hope it got through...)

the mimetype seems to be uncompressed and at the beginning of the file...

does anybody see something strange?
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Layout Issues / Re: Layer
« Last post by michel56 on June 14, 2018, 10:01:39 pm »
This configuration of Scribus may be voluntary. This prevents printers from printing with deactivated layers.

I tested with the GDAL library, and it seems to work.

But it's in command line, a little more complicated.

GDAL is installed with the qgis sig.

Works on windows and linux.

GDAL Plus: EXCLUSIVE_LAYERS
(make button type radio)
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Cette configuration de Scribus est peut-être volontaire. Ca évite aux imprimeurs de faire des impressions avec des calques désactivés.

J'ai tester avec la bibliothèque GDAL, et ça semble fonctionner.

Mais c'est en ligne de commande, un peu plus compliqué.

GDAL est installé avec le sig qgis.

Fonctionne sur windows et linux.

Le plus de GDAL: EXCLUSIVE_LAYERS
(faire bouton type radio)

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https://gdal.gloobe.org/gdal/formats/pdf.html

http://www.gdal.org/frmt_pdf.html
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gdal_translate ^
-of PDF "C:\aaaaa\GDAL\fond.tif" "C:\aaaaa\GDAL\TEST_GDAL.pdf" ^
-co LAYER_NAME="fond" ^
-co EXTRA_RASTERS="C:\aaaaa\GDAL\atd.tif","C:\aaaaa\GDAL\points.tif","C:\aaaaa\GDAL\test1.tif","C:\aaaaa\GDAL\test2.tif","C:\aaaaa\GDAL\carreau1.tif","C:\aaaaa\GDAL\carreau2.tif" ^
-co EXTRA_RASTERS_LAYER_NAME="atd","points","test1","test2","carreau1","carreau2" ^
-co OFF_LAYERS="atd","points","test1","carreau1","carreau2" ^
-co EXCLUSIVE_LAYERS="carreau1","carreau2" ^
-co TILED=YES ^
-co AUTHOR="Moi" ^
-co CREATOR="gdal_translate" ^
-co CREATION_DATE=D:20180614132447+02 ^
-co KEYWORDS="BZH, Vannes, Lorientt" ^
-co PRODUCER="GDAL" ^
-co SUBJECT="TEST GDAL" ^
-co TITLE="TEST GDAL" ^
-co JAVASCRIPT_FILE=C:\aaaaa\GDAL\script.js
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Beginner Talk / Re: Can I hide the images in just a section of my book?
« Last post by tosca on June 14, 2018, 07:13:56 pm »

well, there is a "hack":
etc.
That's what I do for my photos books, they usually contain 240 pages, with full pages pictures and almost no text.
all that being said, it's probably better to split your document...
That is no always possible:
 - the printer requires one file for all the pages (and another one for the cover)
 - the book itself can have a rather complex structure, with sections, pages numbers, table of contents, and such.
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Beginner Talk / Re: Can I hide the images in just a section of my book?
« Last post by a.l.e on June 14, 2018, 04:40:36 pm »
hi bowser

welcome to scribus.

i don't think that currently there are ways to solve it, except to split the file...

well, there is a "hack":

- create two directories, next to each other, for your images
- call them "images" and "images-high-res"
- when you add an image, add it first to the "images" directory, link it from scribus, move it to the high-res directory and copy back to "images" a low-res copy of your image
- when your finished (or when you want to output a high-res pdf), just close your document, rename "images" to "images-low-res" and then "images-high-res" to "images" and reopen the document.

of course, you will then have a very slow scribus (you won't even be sure to have enough RAM to open your document... so test it from times to time) but it's only for creating the PDF, so it might be ok.

all that being said, it's probably better to split your document...
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Layout Issues / Re: Layer
« Last post by a.l.e on June 14, 2018, 04:31:52 pm »
since i don't have a copy of acrobat pro (and currently no adobe reader either) it's hard for me to judge about what your are writing.

there is one thing: i've read

https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/pdf-layers.html

and in the note of the section "Show or hide layers" it says:

"""
A lock icon in the Layers panel indicates that a layer is for information only. Locked layers can be created from AutoCAD and Visio files. In Acrobat Standard, the visibility of a locked layer cannot be changed. In Acrobat Pro, use the Layer Properties dialog box to change the visibility of a locked layer.
"""

if this is correct, Scribus should not set the locked property in the pdf layers, when a layer is locked in scribus.

i will have to ask our pdf expert to see if your (and partially my) analysis is correct and if there is anything to be changed in scribus...


ciao
a.l.e
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Layout Issues / Re: Layer
« Last post by michel56 on June 14, 2018, 12:26:11 pm »
- The layers locked in scribus are clearly visible in the PDF but not in the list of layers.

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- Les couches verrouillées dans scribus sont bien visible dans le PDF mais pas dans la liste des calques.
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Layout Issues / Re: Layer
« Last post by a.l.e on June 14, 2018, 10:30:32 am »
i've created a sample .sla and .pdf and, from what i can tell:

- scribus does include the hidden layers in the pdf. evince ignores the flag and shows them.
- scribus does not include the "non printable" layers in the pdf. both evince and inkscape do not show them. but it also loses the layers information)
- locked layers do not matter. (they're only locked for editing in scribus)

all this seems correct to me.

as far as i know, adobe acrobat has features to manage the layers that it finds in the pdf (and it should not find the layers that are not printable; inkscape does not find them), but i cannot test it for you.

what exactly should scribus change?
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Beginner Talk / Can I hide the images in just a section of my book?
« Last post by bowser on June 14, 2018, 09:41:53 am »
Hello and a newbie question - I would be so grateful for help.
I am using Scribus to layout a photograph book which has 100 pages and up to 6 images per page. Obviously this gets very slow to load and my computer system dosesn't like it at all! I could split the book into several smaller books but I am wondering if there is a way to divide the complete book into sections and then hide the images in the sections I have completed BUT see them in the section on which I am working.....?
Thanks so. Uch in advance.
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Layout Issues / Re: Layer
« Last post by michel56 on June 13, 2018, 09:36:21 pm »
622/5000
Scribus does include the unprintable layers in the PDF but the PDF reader can not print them. (except evince and okular)

I use scribus to make simple PDF with layers and printable on ordinary printer.

For autocad, it creates well pdf with layers but it remains limited.

Locked layers in scribus are always visible in the pdf. Their names do not appear in the Layer Manager and I find it great to insert a logo, copyright, page header, map legend ...

Wish that future versions of Scribus allow this type of printing.

Thank you.

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Scribus inclut bien les couches non imprimable dans le PDF mais le lecteur PDF ne peut pas les imprimer. (sauf évince et okular)

Je me sers de scribus pour faire des PDF simples avec calques et imprimables sur imprimante ordinaire.

Pour autocad, il crée bien des pdf avec calques mais il reste limité.

Les calques verrouillés dans scribus sont toujours visible dans le pdf. Leurs noms n'apparaissent pas dans le gestionnaire de calque et je trouve cela génial pour insérer un logo, copyright, en-tête de page, légende de carte...

A souhaiter que les prochaines versions de Scribus autorisent ce type d'impression.

Merci.
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