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Scribus => Beginner Talk => Topic started by: evansorrell on August 04, 2016, 03:05:47 pm

Title: Print Preview cropping text box text on right hand side
Post by: evansorrell on August 04, 2016, 03:05:47 pm
Hello all, I have found this new fun issue! In the magazine I am working on where I have the text in the editor all looks fine however! When I look at the print preview some of the letters and even whole worlds are missing off the right hand side of the text box? I have attahced a screen so you can see what I mean.

Just looking at it now it is as if the text in the prview isnt reflecting the document size so the letters being bigger is cutting them off?
Title: Re: Print Preview cropping text box text on right hand side
Post by: a.l.e on August 04, 2016, 04:11:14 pm
the print preview you're using is not a print preview.
nobody came up with a better name so it's still named that way.

if you want a real print preview, look at the pdf with a pdf viewer that is similar enough to the one that will be used in production.
(evince is mostly good enough. preview on mac sometimes is not)

if you want a preview of the layout, you can use the "preview mode" in the "view" menu.
Title: Re: Print Preview cropping text box text on right hand side
Post by: evansorrell on August 05, 2016, 12:47:33 am
Thank you so much! that was it all along. What is the purpose of "print preview" then if you have a proper preview function?
Title: Re: Print Preview cropping text box text on right hand side
Post by: a.l.e on August 05, 2016, 11:19:18 am
If you don't know what it's good for, forget about it :-)

(afaik, it's mostly useful if you want to check the color separation or the ink coverage... nothing you should care about if you have not a clear understanding of the topic).
Title: Re: Print Preview cropping text box text on right hand side
Post by: evansorrell on August 08, 2016, 10:23:15 pm
It's all Greek to me  ;D

Being so new to this type of thing I relay am learning a lot in a short amount of time! Thank you again for your help!