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Beginner Talk / Re: Transparent text by using the convert to outlines feature
« Last post by utnik on January 26, 2020, 10:38:18 am »
hi stranger

scribus1.4 won't open files created by scribus1.5 – and ale created it with scribus1.5,6,svn, as you can see when you open the file with a text editor.
if you really need this file, you have to download scribus1.5.5. but all the steps to produce your own one should work with scribus 1.4.8 too.

utnik
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Beginner Talk / Re: Transparent text by using the convert to outlines feature
« Last post by Stranger on January 26, 2020, 08:58:22 am »
Thanks again for this s.l.a.

I just downloaded your pac.sla file, but when I atttempt to open, I get the message "not an acceptable format" and it refuses to open.

Any idea why this is?

Thanks!
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Beginner Talk / Re: Transparent text by using the convert to outlines feature
« Last post by Stranger on January 25, 2020, 08:14:13 pm »
Wow, great a.l.e, thank you very much for this.

Let me try and, as you suggest, I will post the example.

Also, Utnik, my apologies for being so confused.

I don't know the correct terminology to express my questions... I do appreciate your help.
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Beginner Talk / Re: Transparent text by using the convert to outlines feature
« Last post by a.l.e on January 25, 2020, 05:05:29 pm »
The above effect is probably something you can do with Scribus... but, as Utnik writes, it all depends on what exactly you want to do.

I did it this way:

- Load an image in an image frame
- Duplicate it.
- Convert the duplicate to a polygon and fill it with white.
- Create the text frame on top of both the image and the white shape
- Fill your text frame with the text. Keep a backup of it somewhere.
- Convert the text frame to outlines.
- Ungroup and combine
- Duplicate the outlined text
- Type your bit "BAC" text and convert that to outlines too
- Ungroup and combine
- Duplicate the "BAC" outline
- Put both copies of "BAC" on top of the text (and the image...).
- Select one copy of "BAC" and of the text (Use the outline window if necessary)
- Use "Item > Path tools > Path operations > Substract" to cut the "BAC" from one copy of the outlined text
- Select the other copy of "BAC" and of the other copy of the outlined text
- Use "Item > Path tools > Path operations > Interset" to get the text that should have the background color
- Select the white polygon and the intersection between BAC and the text
- Use "Item > Path tools > Path operations > Substract" to cut the outlined text in the BAC form from the white polygon (that covers the image)

CORRECTION: I went through the steps above and noticed that the last step should have been tw osteps... it's fixed now

... If i got all steps written down correctly it should work. BUT!:



- It's not something I'd like to do often...
- It's probably an effect I'd like to see in a document...

I would share the result, but the text and image i've used gave me a really terrible result so you would not really see much.

CORRECTION: I've now attached a .sla and a screenshot...

Finally, if you share you real example all would be much simpler for everybody!
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Beginner Talk / Re: Transparent text by using the convert to outlines feature
« Last post by utnik on January 25, 2020, 04:36:22 pm »
hi stranger

scribus might not be the best application for this sort of graphical play.
i would use inkscape for such things…

…but i'm a bit tired of trying to solve your problems, when you change your mind since the earlier post where your goal was to mask an image…

utnik
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Tutorials, Tips and How-Tos / Re: How to insert image frame
« Last post by a.l.e on January 25, 2020, 03:25:32 pm »
the "easy" way is to create a python script that insert the images on each frame...

but you need to know a bit of python or find somebody that writes the script for you.

on the other side, writing a script is more fun but for 60 pages there is probably a faster but more tedious way:

- in "file > import > images" select all images in the "right order" (or 10 by 10... it might be easier)
- and then click on each empty image frame (or the next 10).

try it first on a sample document with only few sample images...
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Tutorials, Tips and How-Tos / Re: How to inert image frane
« Last post by utnik on January 25, 2020, 10:31:02 am »
hi m s narayanan

Dear all
I have insert image frame of same size in about 60 pages and get images at one go.

Now i do it for individual pages which takes lot of time.

i never inset a whole lot of images in a go – no help from me on this. but i sometimes need a bunch of similar image frames on different pages. here scribus offers different tools:
  • if you need your image frame on a couple of pages scattered irregular across your document, the scrapbook is the way to go. just insert one image frame and format it to your needs (test flow, frames…) and with a right cllick 'send to' → 'scrapbook'.. whenever you need this image frame again, a double click at the item in the scrapbook window will place a copy of it at the original position on the actual page.
  • if you need it at the same place on following (even or odd) pages, there is 'duplicate/transform' → 'multiple duplicate' in the 'item' menu. with this you may create copies of your formatted image frame (or any other item) with a defined horizontal or vertical gap or shift. in your case it would be a vertical shift of the combination of page hight and the vertical gap between your pages. (in scribus 1.5.6.svn there is a new option: 'duplicate/transform' → 'multiple duplicate' → 'by page'. this makes the task a lot easier.)

Try it in a Master Page.

master pages won't work for this, as the content of a master page is not editable on the actual document page. (there would be the same image on every page when the same master page is used…)

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But, I've found that in 1.5.5 on my Mac 10.15.2, that i can only have two or three different Master Pages.

this is strange. i've never seen something like that – and a short test on macOS 10.14.6 with scribus 1.5.5 and 1.5.6.svn doesn't show such a restriction…

utnik
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Beginner Talk / Re: How to make vertical alignment by "Numbered List" ?
« Last post by utnik on January 24, 2020, 01:04:35 pm »
You modified the "First Line Indent" form 4mm to 6mm, and "Left Indent" form 14mm to 20mm.
Yes, with these values, the styles can work fine.

…and that's the solution!
you can't put a 5mm wide text (number and point) into a 4 mm wide space…

utnik
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Beginner Talk / Re: Transparent text by using the convert to outlines feature
« Last post by Stranger on January 24, 2020, 09:46:20 am »
Hi Utnik,

Maybe.

But I'm not trying to put a picture inside letters, but rather I would like to overly two 'texts.'

A backdrop with small print, then large characters over it, and only appearing in the colour of the smaller print underneath (as if you were seeing through this letter/outline onto the bottom print...

Like this one, (which I made in Gimp) :

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Beginner Talk / Re: How to make vertical alignment by "Numbered List" ?
« Last post by yichuang驿窗 on January 24, 2020, 06:34:42 am »
I fixed them and now all is fine.

You modified the "First Line Indent" form 4mm to 6mm, and "Left Indent" form 14mm to 20mm.
Yes, with these values, the styles can work fine.
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