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Beginner Talk / Re: Preflight Verifier: errors with X-1a profile
« Last post by utnik on January 14, 2018, 01:40:59 am »
hi les

i'm not really sure, what you're talking about!

1. do you read somewhere, that the image doesn't fit the frame? or is there a visible white space?
when i uncheck the 'proportional' box, my images fill the frames always (but there aren't many use cases for unproportionally stretched images in my work…)

2. afaik word never produced cmyk output. (at least not back in the days when i used it…) … and a .pdf/x-3 veryfier shouldn't report an error for a mix of rgb and cmyk color spaces, as this is perfectly ok with the .pdf/x-3 specs.

if your printshop requires .pdf/x-3 files with all elements converted to cmyk, you should export as .pdf/x-1a!

utnik
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Beginner Talk / Re: Drag & drop not working in Arrange Pages
« Last post by utnik on January 14, 2018, 01:20:43 am »
hi pemburysinger

i never use 'arrange pages'.
but if you really wont it this way, you have to drag the master page exactly to the correct place between the document pages. as soon as the dark rectangle appears, you can drop the page and it will be inserted there.
but as garry mentioned before, you have to be careful not to mix up the right and left master pages.

the better way will always be to create new pages over the menu 'page' → 'insert'.

utnik
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Beginner Talk / Re: Drag & drop not working in Arrange Pages
« Last post by PemburySinger on January 13, 2018, 11:22:22 pm »
I have now tried Scribus via Linux, and precisely the same problem occurs with Arrange Pages - the same bug. It comes up with the cover page and the "page 2" that I inserted earlier (because I used the files that I already had), and simply will not allow any dragging and dropping. I also had to close Scribus and go back in, because Arrange Pages was greyed out.
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Beginner Talk / Preflight Verifier: errors with X-1a profile
« Last post by LesCM19 on January 13, 2018, 11:18:22 pm »
1. Image dimension is smaller than its frame: the images set to fit frame and not retain their proportions so why the error?

2. Object colourspace is not CMYK or spot: polygons & polylines (?) in a vector file (table from a Word doc) are throwing up dozens of errors

Just want to get this cleared up before I do any more work to it! Funnily enough, no errors verifying in X-3 profile so hopefully I'l be able to contact the printers (One Bookshelf) on Monday.
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Beginner Talk / Re: Drag & drop not working in Arrange Pages
« Last post by PemburySinger on January 13, 2018, 09:53:38 pm »
Hi GarryP.

I downloaded Scribus 1.4.6, so that I would have the most recent stable version. The tutorial is available from https://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Get_Started_With_Scribus:1 onwards, although you can download it in PDF or OpenOffice format as well.

The reason my image file only shows two pages is that I am unable to drag any more pages into the lower half, not because that is what the tutorial has suggested, or that is what I want in the magazine. I want more pages, but there is a bug in the Windows version that is preventing me from dragging and dropping further pages in Arrange Pages. I think that being able to see the overall page layout would be a useful tool, and you could very quickly set up the overall number of pages you want to have in the publication and move them around - if it worked. I've come across an archaic manual version of this when editing the alumni magazine for my university.

I am intending to try downloading Scribus via Linux on another computer to see whether this makes any difference. As you say, it shouldn't, but it's worth a shot. Maybe it's the version for Windows that's the problem.
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Beginner Talk / Re: Pixels and Scribus
« Last post by GarryP on January 13, 2018, 11:17:59 am »
I'm not really sure what you mean when you say "that Scribus 1.4.6 doesn't support pixels". If you mean that Scribus doesn't allow pixels as a unit of measure, that is because Scribus was created to produce PDFs that are destined for printing so it lets you use units of measure that are used in the printing industry.

That shouldn't really be an issue though as the conversion between pixels and points is quite easy.

If you are making titles/slides for a 720p video - 1280x720px - then you can create a document at 1280x720 points and then change the resolution in the export function accordingly (usually 72 dpi). As long as your document has the same aspect-ratio as the output you want then you can simply re-scale it as necessary on export. Just make sure that the images used are at least a good enough resolution.

In other words, a 1280x720px image, when put into an image frame that covers a 1280x720pt page, exported at 72dpi should give you an image that is identical to the original. However, the exported image quality will depend on the import image type (JPG/PNG/etc.) and export image type and quality settings. An imported PNG on a page exported as PNG should result in exactly the same image (theoretically at least).

Does that make sense? Or have I misunderstood the issue?
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Beginner Talk / Re: Drag & drop not working in Arrange Pages
« Last post by GarryP on January 13, 2018, 10:42:07 am »
Welcome to the forum PemburySinger.

I don't know which tutorial you are following but the Arrange Pages function is something that most people don't use very much. I don't think I've ever used it on any real documents myself. It's not really something that you need to learn so - unless you really want to use it - you can probably ignore it. You should be able to learn Scribus without using the Arrange Pages function and you will probably never use it in practice.

As for your example, since you've only got two pages in your document there aren't many ways to arrange them. One page has to be the first page - on the right, as per the layout - and one page has to be the second page - on the left.

If you have created pages that are specifically right- or left-oriented then you should only be dragging them to the right or left (respectively). As a simple example: If your left-hand pages have their page numbers at the bottom-left then it makes no sense to drag them to a right-oriented position as the page number will be in the wrong place. I hope this makes sense.

While there are some differences between the versions of Scribus on different OSes, this sort of function should be the same regardless of the OS you're using. The Windows version of Scribus works just fine.

P.S. You didn't say which version of Scribus you were using but you should learn with the current stable version 1.4.6 and not one of the developmental versions. Learning on the developmental versions makes things a lot more difficult than they need to be.
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Beginner Talk / Pixels and Scribus
« Last post by dezcat on January 13, 2018, 05:02:57 am »
I'm using Scribus at work to create slides for a video. I realize that Scribus 1.4.6 doesn't support pixels, but I'm wondering if there's a way to use it in my workflow so that I don't get nasty, pixellated results.

My workflow:   Inkscape > PNG > Scribus  AND Gimp > PNG > Scribus;

then

Scribus > PNG > Adobe Premiere - my video is 720p (1280 px x 720px)

So, my understanding is that since pixels do not equal points, Scribus does the best it can to draw pixel-dimension graphics on the screen.

Is there a method to adjust my Scribus document size such that X-number of pixels equals an integer number of points?
Clearly 72 px doesn't equal 72 pts.

Thank you for any clues!
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Beginner Talk / Drag & drop not working in Arrange Pages
« Last post by PemburySinger on January 12, 2018, 11:50:47 pm »
Hi, I'm working slowly through the tutorial, and have hit a stumbling block with Arrange Pages. I'm using Windows 7, and so far have only managed to get the cover page and a left hand master page into the lower Document Pages section. Scribus refuses to drop a right hand page in the lower section. I was only able to drop the left hand master page by saving the file, closing it, and then going back into it, because the Arrange Pages crashed and everything greyed out. The attached shows what my Arrange Pages looks like in Windows 7.

Is this because I'm working through Microsoft, rather than through Linux?

Feeling frustrated.
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PDF Generation / Re: Problems embedding fonts
« Last post by GarryP on January 12, 2018, 02:44:17 pm »
Welcome to the forum lesleysprite.

I don't use MathJax myself but a quick look in the documentation shows that: "MathJax contains customized webfont versions of [the above] fonts." It sounds like they've been messed around with in some way and that might be making it difficult for Scribus to embed them properly. The fonts are cusomised for the web, rather than being "normal" DTP fonts.

It's also possible that Scribus can't embed the fonts - for various reasons - even if it says it is going to do so. It's difficult to diagnose the actual problem in these cases as even some fonts that are marked internally as embeddable are not embedded by Scribus.

I realise this doesn't help much but could you try using different fonts, or do you really have to use the MathJax fonts?
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