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Scribus => Beginner Talk => Topic started by: patjk on October 15, 2018, 04:48:10 am

Title: Linking test frames
Post by: patjk on October 15, 2018, 04:48:10 am
I'm a total novice with Scribus so please overlook my ignorance. I'm trying to typeset a novel, and although I seem to have set up the basics pretty well -- half-title, titlepage, dedication &c. -- the actual body of the text is giving me some major headaches. THe problem is that I am unable to flow text from one frame to the next, and so on. I fill one frame with text and a small box with a cross in it appears at the bottom right, indicating that more text is available. When I hit the 'link text frame' button, arrows appear correctly indicating the text flow. But when I click on the text frame on the next page I get an error message saying "you are trying to link a frame that is already linked." Could somebody give please give me some basic instructions as to how text flow is achieved?
When setting up the project, I selected 'automatic text frames' -- should I have done that? Oh. . . I'm running Scribus 1.4.7 on a 64bit Windows 10 laptop. Thanks.
Title: Re: Linking test frames
Post by: utnik on October 15, 2018, 09:33:12 am
hi patjk

as i don't know your file, it's just guesswork.
it looks as you're trying to link a manually created text frame with one of the automatic frames.

if you're working with the automatic frames, i would recommend to unlink the frames after logical sections (like a preface, a toc or chpters…) and load your text portions into the first frames after those chain breaks.
when you place a new text frame on top of an existing one (for whatever reason…) you won't be able to link it to the main frame, unless you unlink some of the main frames.

Title: Re: Linking test frames
Post by: patjk on October 15, 2018, 06:33:25 pm
First off my apologies for "test frames" in subject line. I think your idea that I may be linking manual frames to automatic ones makes sense and I will look into that at once, and I greatly appreciate the suggestion.
Title: Re: Linking test frames
Post by: patjk on October 16, 2018, 06:28:09 am
Utnik ; I took your advice, and unlinking the text frames worked like a charm. Brilliant! Thank you so much.