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Features / Re: Suggestion: a good start for footnotes Insert > Char > Footnote#
« Last post by dragonfly on December 07, 2018, 03:21:46 pm »
You can also place notes in your current workflow into a separate layer.
You can then preview pages with and without the notes layer enabled.
Linux / Re: Looking for Scribus 1.4.7 on Manjaro
« Last post by a.l.e on December 07, 2018, 02:46:50 pm »
i guess you have to compile it...

or consider 1.5.4 being stable...

whatever looks easier to you : - )
Linux / Looking for Scribus 1.4.7 on Manjaro
« Last post by Derek on December 07, 2018, 12:47:00 am »
I changed from Kubuntu to Manjaro, recently, to take advantage of the rolling release model. I'd trashed my Kubuntu installation anyway, so it was a convenient time to make the change.  ::)

I was surprised to find Scribus 1.5.4 seems to be available in AUR despite, if I read it right, 1.5.4 not being considered stable yet - but 1.4.7 not available in AUR.

Is a 147 package available anywhere for Manjaro, or am I going to have to build it from source? Is that even a sensible move for a noobie Manjaro (Arch) user? Any warnings or tips about problems I might run into?
Beginner Talk / Re: Compatibility
« Last post by mnawij on December 06, 2018, 10:34:27 pm »
Thanks a.l.e., no it is just that I have 1.5.4 and a friend I am working on for a monthly newsletter can only run 1.5.3 since their computer (mac) operating system is 10.9.5, just curious if I would run into any issues!

Features / Re: Suggestion: a good start for footnotes Insert > Char > Footnote#
« Last post by jack_cat on December 06, 2018, 10:24:14 pm »
An update on my current workaround with the end-note issue which started this thread:
Still working w/ version 1.4.6 (ha, going to have to upgrade someday...)

I am working in an 8.5 x 11" format with wide margins, and I have taken to putting the entire end-note texts into text boxes in teeny type in the margins next to the end-noted passage in the draft .sla file for each chapter. When I send the file to a draft .pdf, the notes are handy to their sources. When the draft is finished it will be easier to collect them all and put them in another .sla file together, than it would be if I had kept them in a separate file, and to fix all of the numbers at the same time while they are still side-by-side in the same file, and not have to go back and forth between windows. Until that point, it does not matter whether the numbering is correct, as long as I keep the marginal note and the noted text on the same page. I could easily do same-page footnotes with this same process, but I don't want the clutter on the page, so I still intend to use end-notes. This is not as streamlined as it might be, but it is an improvement over what I was doing before. Understand, I am still composing directly in Scribus in spite of all advice not to.
Features / Re: "Edit Image" does not account for Gimp being open already
« Last post by jack_cat on December 06, 2018, 10:09:12 pm »
Ayy, I might have to upgrade after all. Thanks for telling me!
Beginner Talk / Re: Compatibility
« Last post by a.l.e on December 06, 2018, 09:25:17 am »
hi mnawij,

the  rule is:

- there is no guarantee of compatibility between development releases. it's unlikely that files will become unreadable (and i don't think it has ever happened) but there might be glitches (different end of lines, slightly different position of items, ...)
- the team tries hard to ensure forward compatibility between stable releases (but at this point it's still unclear if this will be possible for the 1.4 to 1.6 migration: the new text engine is making that harder!)

now, to your question: i'm not aware of any important incompatibility between 1.5.3 and 1.5.4 (in both directions...)... do you have any evidence of something happening?

the release notes do not seem to suggest any breakage:

(on the other side, 1.5.3 is the first release with the new text engine, so you have to expect changes when exchanging files with 1.5.2 and 1.5.1)
Beginner Talk / Compatibility
« Last post by mnawij on December 06, 2018, 06:44:52 am »
Hi Everyone! Are there any backwards compatibility issues with Scribus files generated in 1.5.4 back to 1.5.3? Is it just major dot release or minor dot releases for compatibility?


Beginner Talk / Re: Create a table of contents.
« Last post by dragonfly on December 05, 2018, 12:22:57 pm »

You are falling between two stools.

(a) To create a professional document with clickable links in TOC
(b) To use Scribus

My suggestion as a workaround is to try a front end editor such as
You can add your images and create a TOC of all the nodes.
Then export in different modes such as PDF, HTML.

To get the exported content into Scribus is another matter since as I learned the TOC references would change when raw content is mapped to Scribus frames.  I have considered writing a Scribus script for such dynamic mapping but never find the time for this.

Another framework I use is plus Pandoc which can take raw markdown and images and again export in different formats. Either to web or to print press.  Passing content through Scribus in a later stage gives you the benefit of colour profile management. Again I learned from reading this Scribus forum that colour representation differs between the web screen and printed document through a print press.

The common challenge faced is mapping these external assets to Scribus document.

I would look at Pandoc for your TOC.
Beginner Talk / Re: Create a table of contents.
« Last post by a.l.e on December 05, 2018, 10:05:21 am »
jon, it's not a nice thing to say, but well, i told you : - (

scribus is a tool for creating print ready PDFs... and, you might agree with me, that when you send your pdf to a print shop to get it printed, you don't really care about a navigable TOC.

or even worse: you don't want all the titles in the TOC to be underlined, because they're links...

of course, you're welcome to use scribus for other purposes, like uploading your pdf to a web page and let your clients download and read it on their screen.

but i have to admit that scribus -- while it has done some advances -- it's far to be a good tool for creating PDFs that are meant to be viewed on screen.

but, to be honest, there is a reason for that, too: PDF is not a good format either for presenting content on a screen. (and, if you look at the specs, PDF has indeed been created for the print workflow!).
HTML and Epub are formats that are way superiors, for content that is to be consumed on a monitor! (even if the tools for viewing and creating them are not always as comfortable and polished as they could be).

personally, i'd like scribus to have a real TOC tool, but the way to get there is steep and the people who have been working on it, might need some some support...
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