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General Discussion / Re: How to Keep Notes on your project?
« Last post by dragonfly on November 26, 2018, 07:34:27 pm »
I can think of one native Scribus approach .. add a new layer titled Notes.

See top bar > Windows > Layers and add a layer named Notes.

You can set opacity for different layers and create faded notes in a textframe.

To show/hide a layer launch the layers window and tick on the “Make layer visible” radio button.

You can hide the page layer and show the notes layer.
Conversely hide the notes layer and show the page layer.

But this workflow is far from ideal for my purposes - e.g. you might wish to have hyperlinks to external documents and tutorials.

I use a separate framework ( for my projects management and source control.
MacOS / Re: Scribus vs MacOS Mojave
« Last post by a.l.e on November 26, 2018, 07:03:50 pm »
are you directly opening scribus or are you double clicking on a specific document?

if you're directly opening scribus, you have a problem on your computer.

if you're opening a specific document, you have document that got too big during the last session.

there are several hints in this forum, how you can free some resources, and the "right workardound" depend on the content of scribus.

so, if scribus works ok without any document open (or with a new file), then you will have to disclose more about the content of your specific document.
if you get the problem with an empty file, then... well, we will have to further think about... but i somehow think that your issue is related to the specific document....
MacOS / Re: Scribus vs MacOS Mojave
« Last post by olibrius on November 26, 2018, 06:38:51 pm »
Thanks for your answer.
I waited 1H30 for Scribus to open, but now it needs several minutes to select an object or to process any simple action.
Even scrolling the document takes ages !
Should I re-install or is there anyway to fix this problem ?  ???  :'(
MacOS / Re: Scribus vs MacOS Mojave
« Last post by a.l.e on November 26, 2018, 06:05:08 pm »
so, right click does work!

otherwise you would not get stuck at ICC charging!
you would not be able to start scribus at all.

i think of three possibilities:

- you have lot of resources to load and that takes time for the first run.
- one of the icc profiles scribus tries to load is leading to an error.
- you have an issue with your settings and should reset them.

in the first case: you should just wait.

in the second one, you should try to remove all the icc profiles, and if scribus then works, but them back one after the other until you have found the failing one.

in the third case you should rename ~/Library/Preferences/Scribus/ to force scribus to rebuild the settings...

it's hard to say more, without seeing what is on your computer...
General Discussion / How to Keep Notes on your project?
« Last post by jontijojo on November 26, 2018, 03:31:22 pm »
For every project I do, I end up keeping extensive notes: everything from a "to-do" list of tasks not yet completed, to useful reference data (like the X-coordinate of the center of the left and right page between the margins), to a record of typographical decisions so that consistency can be maintained (e.g., "in document Foo, add a thin space to the regular space at the end of each sentence"). I keep these notes using Windows Notepad because it uses such a small proportion of precious system resources (side note: I really need to upgrade my computer). Still, that requires frequent switching between Scribus and Notepad (and this is even less convenient if I have more than one Notepad document open at a time). If I want to use both simultaneously, it also requires extensive resizing, scrolling, and zooming to get everything arranged on the screen.
MacOS / Re: Scribus vs MacOS Mojave
« Last post by olibrius on November 26, 2018, 12:27:44 pm »
if you right click on the scribus icon and pick the "open" command you will be able to open scribus.

since you're not explaining what is failing for you, i really cannot give you any further help.

i can only repeat my question: did you manage to right click on the scribus icon?

I have the same issue. Right click opening doesn't work : Scribus launch is stuck on ICC charging...
Please help ! I need to finish an important job !
General Discussion / Re: Need help getting hanging indents under bullet points to align
« Last post by a.l.e on November 26, 2018, 09:55:31 am »
moderation warning:

craiggomez, if you're a legit user, you're account has been hacked and a spammy footer was added.

since your questions seem to be ok, i've left them around... but i had to remove your account to avoid further dammages to this forum.
if you need an account, just create a new one.
General Discussion / Re: Need help getting hanging indents under bullet points to align
« Last post by a.l.e on November 26, 2018, 09:47:57 am »
you can easily create an hanging indent in the main Scribus UI, but you have little control on the distances.

or you can create a "list" style and define its indent in a more controlled way.

don't forget to add a tab, since scribus does  "snap" to the indents.
When I reply to these posts I learn something new every time.

I made a false start but after some more searching I found this script.

I copied the dated (deprecated?) python script and placed in /usr/share/scribus-trunk/scripts/

Your scripts may be in a different path.

Restarted Scribus, selected a paragraph in a textframe, Scripter > Scribus Scripts > Bullets
and a popup menu appears giving options.

The indented text is nicely aligned.

There might be another native approach but if there is one it is not too intuitive.

This old script at least works.
By coincidence I am playing around with textframe properties in some experiments and I can ...
create a blank textframe
inject some sample text
insert character > bullet

and this gives the format you want (text on line 2 and after aligned left under bullet).

Are you inserting bullets in a different manner?

[Later Edit]
My apologies. After a second read of your post, I see that what I have is exactly what you report.
Text not aligned under the [bullet plus space].
I will play around further.

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