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Update- finally found the file!  and following the code change, I'm back up and running!

It still opens  half off the screen, but I can at leats pull it into the monitor.

I made some changes as the initial window was much wider than  the moitor and most of it was just an empty white field

here is what I changed  the line to


Can anyone advise how to move it to the "left"?  I tried smaller numbers for the 1300 and the 1000 but this seemed to at least be workable
Does anyone know what causes this?

Just curious if it was operator induced

Installation and Setup / Document opens , but does not appear... OSX 10.14.4
« Last post by StainlessB on May 19, 2019, 02:16:46 am »
I worked on a document today and closed Scribus, afterwhich I promptly noticed an error. Upon re- opening Scribus --> to document... nothing

I right clicked on the Scribus Icon, ---> All Windows and the document shows up, but on my second monitor i get a small text box with "No Windows Available". as soon as I click on the document it disappears.

Tryed start a new document, same results.

Looking for potential fixes, I find several , however the file to edit is no where to be found in Preferences (I am the only user) and every effort to "show hidden" still doesn't lead me to a Scribus file

I-Mac Retina 5, 24 GB, dual monitors, 10.14.4

any ideas how to find the elusive file that has the (I believe) incorrect coordinates for the display? (seems to disapper screen right



Scripts and Plugins / Re: Request information of the "setFontFeatures" function.
« Last post by pice77 on May 18, 2019, 12:19:15 pm »
I had thought of that too, but I have to use this script even on a window version and I'm not very familiar with visual studio and Qt.
in truth, even for linux I would have some difficulties. I have never used cmaker or QT. it's certainly feasible but it takes too long for now.
Meanwhile I'm going crazy to understand why the function setProperties ("XorYpos", myobject)  move the objects of his choice!
but this is another topic.
tanks a lot
Beginner Talk / Re: resizing image to frame with correct resolution?
« Last post by Nermander on May 18, 2019, 09:59:25 am »
I have a feeling you adjusting things the wrong way.

Why don't you adjust the image frame to the image instead of adjusting the image to the image frame?
Beginner Talk / resizing image to frame with correct resolution?
« Last post by Hummusrecipesneeded on May 18, 2019, 03:31:15 am »
So this is probably very simple but I'm struggling to get exactly what i want.

Ive inserted a jpeg with 300dppi, and a width height dimension of 1500X2100, so when i eventually print my photos are expected to print at 5x7.

when i add image, it doesn't fit inside the entire image box, so i adjust image to frame, and there is a small margin at the bottom that is not filled as you can see with he first attachment.

then, i go to properties and uncheck the "proportional" button , and the image fits. But now its resolution is slightly lower, and the image is distorted. It shouldn't be this way because the image was exported and sized for a 5x7 image size. my image frame is is a little smaller than that even.

how can i fix this?

thank you
Scripts and Plugins / Re: Request information of the "setFontFeatures" function.
« Last post by a.l.e on May 17, 2019, 06:36:43 pm »
for that usage, creating a style is not a good way to go...

it's not very hard to add a new function to the API, it's just a bit tedious.

personally, i don't see it as a such important feature that i would now go and implement it, but you're welcome to make a patch and post it to ...

if you need help, just ask...
PDF Generation / Re: Export PDF for 20% Dot Gain
« Last post by a.l.e on May 17, 2019, 06:25:54 pm »
i'm not a color expert, but i did a bit of (internet) research for you:

- you might be able to tweak the frequency in the fields enabled by "use custom rendering settings" in the color tab of the export to pdf
- you can use an icc color profile that sets the dot gain

can you please give feedback, if one of these solutions does work for you?
Scripts and Plugins / Re: Request information of the "setFontFeatures" function.
« Last post by pice77 on May 17, 2019, 01:27:30 pm »
thank you for the advice.
I will try this method. I have never used the createCharStyle function even if to get what I want, the listing will become very complex.
I currently use the function setTextScalingH (scale, ["name"]) and it satisfies me:

while (textOverflows (myText) == 1):
     if (y <81): break
     setTextScalingH (y, myText)
     y -= 1

I'd like to try using "tracking" together with "scalingH".
I probably don't translate well into my language what is written in English. From function "createCharStyle":

"features" [optional] -> nearer typographic details can be defined by a string that might contain the following phrases comma-seperated (without spaces!):

-> inherit
-> bold
tracking [optional] -> tracking of the text

Thanks and sorry the long post. If you feel it is impossible to do so, you also close this topic.
PDF Generation / Export PDF for 20% Dot Gain
« Last post by zerubbabel on May 17, 2019, 10:52:46 am »
Is it possible in Scribus to generate a pdf with compensation for 20% dot gain, for web press printing? If so, how? I am fighting an uphill battle to get people in my organization to move from InDesign to Scribus, but the ability to produce pdfs suitable for web-press printing is a greater obstacle than mere user-interface preferences...
General Discussion / Re: icc profile free
« Last post by a.l.e on May 17, 2019, 09:58:52 am »
using icc profiles is not about getting better or nicer images.

it's about matching the rendering on screen with the printed result.

in order to get there, you will need icc profiles that match your hardware (monitor, printer, ...) and just enabling the color management will give you random results.
(ok, there are standard profiles that do an ok job with "normal" hardware...)

so, yes if you change the icc profile you're using, the rendering will probably change.
that's to be expected.
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