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MacOS / 32 bit / 64 bit Mac OS
« Last post by peeps on June 05, 2020, 10:40:00 pm »
I have just installed Scribus onto my 10.13.4 Mac and Apple told me I need a more up to date version. Something to do with not using 32 bit apps.
Is this likely to cause me any problems or shall I just carry on?
Text and Typography / Re: Hyphenate text in multiple linked text frames
« Last post by nanni on June 05, 2020, 09:42:32 pm »
Hi a.l.e,
thanks for your advice. It turns out that the problem is not in hyphenation not being applied across the whole document. I tested in a new document copy-pasting a different text, and a different language, and it worked fine. But for my original document in German I have not found the solution yet. So many variables that may be going wrong.
Tutorials, Tips and How-Tos / Printing
« Last post by podocnemus on June 05, 2020, 06:09:29 pm »
I am a complete newby using scribus so it feels like swimming in treacle. I can print and preview printing, but need to be able to move the printing of the whole page to the right from 0 to a variable amount. I am printing reels of media with different unprintable strips.

Any help appreciated
Text and Typography / Re: Hyphenate text in multiple linked text frames
« Last post by a.l.e on June 05, 2020, 04:06:17 pm »
i guess  that if you want to hyphenate all the text, you could try to

- correctly setup the language in your styles
- enable the hyphenation while typing
- then import your text / type it

if you already have all the text in (and activating the setup above does not re-hyphenate everything), you can get a script that hyphenates all text frames (if it does not exist, you can take the one that exports all text and tweak it)

Text and Typography / Re: Variable fonts
« Last post by a.l.e on June 05, 2020, 04:00:35 pm »
as far as i can tell, scribus does not support variable fonts... and you hardly can believe the reason...

if you have an idea how to solve that, please raise your hand : - )
Beginner Talk / Re: Footnotes
« Last post by jack_cat on June 05, 2020, 03:50:13 pm »
OK, that last fix for the duplicated footnote did not completely work.
At one point, I had a completely working file except for the odd fact
that in one footnote window, one note was numbered out of order,
while its referent in the text frame above had the correct number.
The number in the footnote frame was also being used by another
footnote on the following page with a referent in the same flowing text block.

Somehow the two footnotes had become entangled with each other, and
opening the file again (and again) after several crashes, the two notes
exchanged their numbers and text content in an odd way, and on trying to
delete either of them, Scribus crashed repeatedly. Problem to be solved.

So how to save the file? I saved several copies at that point in order to try
different strategies as necessary.

The successful one: (keeping fingers crossed)
I opened the text containing the scrambled footnotes, which ran across three
pages of linked text frames, in the Story Editor, and cut and pasted the whole
text block (note that I couldn't have done this in the main window) to a file in
a different text editor, to save it, deleted it from the Story Editor window,
clicked the arrow to save the content from the Story Editor, now empty,
and went back to the main window and deleted the three empty text frames.
The footnote frames full of their footnote text were still visible. I hit SAVE again
and deleted the first footnote frame, and Scribus crashed.

Instead of attempting to delete the footnote frames, I should at this point have
saved, closed and re-opened.
When I re-opened the file the phantom footnote frames from the deleted text had vanished.
At this point I could start rebuilding that section with its footnotes from scratch.
I believe that at this point the file is sufficiently repaired to proceed as normally.
I could be wrong, but it seems ok so far. 

Let me mention another strategy that I tried on another of the saved alternate files,
which did not work:
I tried deleting all the footnotes in reverse order, working with the Marks Editor window,
and so this went fine until I came to the two notes which had become entangled,
and at this point Scribus crashed. So, I abandoned that strategy.
Text and Typography / Re: Variable fonts
« Last post by Nermander on June 05, 2020, 12:33:20 pm »
Does the font actually include other variants?

Scribus will only use what is in the font, other programs may create "fake" bold and italics from the regular font.
Text and Typography / Hyphenate text in multiple linked text frames
« Last post by nanni on June 05, 2020, 08:08:14 am »
I am using Scribus 1.5.5 and I can't find the way to hyphenate text in the whole document at once where there are many text frames with a linked text chain.

In Scribus 1.4.6 I used to simply select all (Ctrl+A) and Extras>Hyphenate text and it would apply hyphenation to everything. In 1.5.5 it only hyphenates what I manually select in the current text frame.

Thank you.
Text and Typography / Variable fonts
« Last post by inngt on June 04, 2020, 09:19:09 pm »
I just started using Scribus and noticed that, when I try to use the Bahnschrift typeface, only the "regular" font is available, while all other programs (Inkscape, GIMP) show the full range of fonts. I am suspecting this could be because Bahnschrift is variable typeface and Scribus does not have support for this yet.

Does anyone have any suggestions or thoughts on the subject? I use this typeface a lot for my designs and it's a pretty big disadvantage if I can't use it.

Thanks in advance!!
Layout Issues / Re: free objet and album
« Last post by Nairo on June 04, 2020, 01:50:58 pm »
I did it already but I will retry, and I'll try to get it on the page to send it in the scrapbook.

These objects have bleed, so it's possible indeed.

Maybe I'll create a new document. I don't know if the multiple "save as" may have distorted the document.

Thank you for your help  :D
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