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Raster and Vector Graphics / Re: Linking image and frame - Answered!
« Last post by AdmFubar on March 13, 2018, 04:45:07 am »
I've always used the "Adjust Image to Frame" option.

Select the image to adjust, right click, in the popup menu select the "Image"  item, in the sub menu the pops open select the "Adjust Image to Frame". Once that item is set you can simple grab any of the resize elements for image and it will resize and scale at the same time. No need for the "Alt" key. you will need the "Ctrl" key to scale proportionately.
Raster and Vector Graphics / Linking image and frame - Answered!
« Last post by alexheizer on March 12, 2018, 07:52:53 pm »
New here. I did a search on the web and also in the forum and didn't find an answer, so if I missed it let me know.

How do you scale/rotate both an image and its frame at the same time? I can scale/rotate an image within the frame, and scale/rotate the frame while the image stays the same size, but I haven't found anywhere instructions on how to scale or rotate a frame with an image in it at the same time. I know there are workarounds, but these are simple operations. Every other publishing software I've used has this, so I can't imagine Scribus doesn't have a way for you to do it. Am I just missing it somewhere?

I've tried Ctrl-clicking and drag-and-select them at the same time.

I'm attaching some examples of the frame-with-image and how it isn't working.


Answer provided by a-l-e in the IRC channel. And thanks to jluc for additional help!

Select the frame with the mouse, then hold <Alt> while dragging the corner frame anchor. The image will scale at the same time. To scale and keep the same proportions, hold <Ctrl>-<Alt> while dragging a corner frame anchor.
Beginner Talk / Re: cannot read tool tips
« Last post by GarryP on March 12, 2018, 10:08:17 am »
Something here might be of some use.
Beginner Talk / Re: cannot read tool tips
« Last post by mnawij on March 12, 2018, 04:56:28 am »
Hi Matthew,

I know that qt applications sometimes do not play well in the gtk environment see:  is about coloring qt apps in gtk and I know that is not your problem just showing the interaction of qt apps.  My first recommendation would be to uninstall and reinstall Scribus and making a backup of $home directory, %username/.scribus which is a hidden preferences file and then deleting it if the uninstall does not do this for you...NOTE: Only if you do not have other custom Scribus settings that are not easily recreated, that is why I recommend keeping the backup copy.  I use Scribus in both Mac and Linux mint atm... so if I have time I will spin up a new install of ubuntu in a couple of days to see if I can reproduce, unless another poster could check before then.  These suggestions are just a stab in the dark, I am suggesting what troubleshooting I would do in your situation.

Beginner Talk / Re: cannot read tool tips
« Last post by mnsh on March 11, 2018, 04:26:21 pm »
Thanks mnawij
In Ubuntu Settings/Appearance the theme is Ambiance which it came with and I have not changed anything.  There are 2 other Theme options Radiance and High Contrast which I have never tried or needed.  Tooltips in other programmes are all fine.  Please is this Ambiance the same as the gtk theme?
Beginner Talk / Re: cannot read tool tips
« Last post by mnawij on March 11, 2018, 06:51:53 am »
Hello mnsh,

Please someone correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that the tool tips are colored by the gtk theme chosen at the OS level and not within Scribus.  Do you have a custom theme setup?


Beginner Talk / cannot read tool tips
« Last post by mnsh on March 10, 2018, 10:37:10 pm »
I installed Scribus Version 1.4.6 on Ubuntu 16.04 and am working through on line help but cant find the answer in the forum either.  The tool tips are unreadable as there is a small pale yellow box and text inside the box of the same colour.  I attached a small screenshot to show this and I can't find how to change this, please can you advise, as I would find them very useful, thanks, Matthew
Layout Issues / Re: Battling with tables
« Last post by a.l.e on March 10, 2018, 06:07:50 pm »
LibreOffice is an open source Office.

Microsoft (MS) does not produce an open source office. (so there is no open source MS office)
(this is not just a small detail... Microsoft is jealously hiding (sometime in plain sight...) the details about the files his office suite produces and does not even try to be in any way compatible with other offices which are not labelled MS. that is a pain and it's microsoft's fault (or strategy).)

back to the tables. the best formats for importing tables (and charts) are:

- PNG, it works with every version of scribus and office. you're importing a bitmap, of course, but it most cases it's good enough. just make sure, that the PNG is at the right size.
- SVG: can work in both 1.4 and 1.6 and you get vectors. but you have to make sure that all features in the SVG are suported by scribus. and the text will be converted to paths.
- PDF: can be imported as bitmap in 1.4 and and as bitmap, vector in an image frame (with limitations) and as vector (with text converted to paths.

you can use any image format that is supported by for export from office and for import in scribus, but those are probably the best options.
Layout Issues / Re: Battling with tables
« Last post by Farland on March 10, 2018, 04:39:09 pm »
A quick question pertinent to this: Libra Office is just an open source MS Office right? For the most recent version of Scribus, what’s the best format to important tables from Office into Scribus?
Text and Typography / Re: Please help me understand Styles
« Last post by tosca on March 10, 2018, 03:52:03 pm »
except if you have a huge display... but, even then, i'm not sure i would want to have both at the same time... the mouse will have to travel very far, to access the palettes...
As a double-screen user, I always have the document/working area on one screen, and most of the other palettes opened on the other.
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