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Layout Issues / Re: Gradient backgrounds in text frames
« Last post by utnik on January 20, 2020, 06:02:40 am »
hi dave

just drag the unused color stops to a position below the gradient frame and they are gone.

utnik
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Text and Typography / Re: Gutter around image for text to flow
« Last post by utnik on January 20, 2020, 05:58:15 am »
hi dave

select the image, open the 'form' tab of the 'properties' palette and check 'use contour line'. under 'edit' in the same tab you can expand the contour line to your needs. (check 'edit contour line'), otherwise you'll edit the image frame…

utnik
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Layout Issues / Gradient backgrounds in text frames
« Last post by DaveC426913 on January 19, 2020, 09:30:47 pm »
I have started to make a gradient for the background of a text frame.

I have added more stops than I need; I want to remove some.

As far as I can tell, there is no way of removing a stop.
No combination of mouse clicks or control keys, ESC, DEL or other will delete a stop.

Worse, they are literally there forever. If I disable the gradient completely by setting it to normal, and exit the program, then relaunch and come back to set the background to any gradient, I am stuck with these stops.

What am I missing?
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Text and Typography / Gutter around image for text to flow
« Last post by DaveC426913 on January 19, 2020, 09:11:44 pm »
I am new to Scribus and I am trying to flow text around my images.

What I can't seem to do is add a gutter or border - the text is jammed up against the images - see #1 in attached screengrab.

I tried adding a fat white border, but the border does not count as a gutter. The text just butts up against the image anyway, hidden underneath the border. See #2.

Currently, my only option is to make the frame larger than the picture - as in #3. But I'm pretty certain that's not how it's supposed to be done.

Help?
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Beginner Talk / Re: How to make vertical alignment by "Numbered List" ?
« Last post by jfl on January 18, 2020, 07:51:42 am »
I installed a new virtual machine, ubuntu 18.04, and in this vm I opened my file with scribus 1.5.5svn & 1.5.6svn, the results are all still NG.
Why are you wasting your time on virtual machines? Have you read my post above? Your styles were wrong. I fixed them and now all is fine.
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Beginner Talk / Re: How to make vertical alignment by "Numbered List" ?
« Last post by yichuang驿窗 on January 18, 2020, 03:48:42 am »
I installed a new virtual machine, ubuntu 18.04, and in this vm I opened my file with scribus 1.5.5svn & 1.5.6svn, the results are all still NG.

For the time being, I want to put this problem aside for a while and then test it later using other people's computers.

If there are new discoveries, I will explain here again.
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Layout Issues / Re: Images disappear after page import
« Last post by Nermander on January 17, 2020, 10:30:13 pm »
They sent them to me as a template folder, so I'd have all images.

I would say that the correct way to do this would be "Collect for output".
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Layout Issues / Images disappear after page import
« Last post by Babsinyan on January 17, 2020, 09:10:19 pm »
Hello Scribus Forum!

I am currently using Scribus to create a Graduation Magazine for our year. This includes the profiles of us 106 students.
I created a layout, which I sent to others as a template. They each filled in a few pages and sent me their document back. They sent them to me as a template folder, so I'd have all images.

But now I have the following issue:

I want to merge all the documents into one, which I try to do by importing all the pages into one Scribus document.
I have 5 documents to merge. The first 4 have 10 pages, the last one has 13. They all use the same layout and master pages.

I was able to take the first file and Import all the pages from file 2, 3 and 4 without any issues. I saved that s another file and it worked normally.

BUT now I'm trying to import the last file, which is the only one with 13 pages, and after the import, some images disappear. It is especially weird, since I have not yet noticed any specific way of them disappearing, or any pattern. The images change every time and they are not from any specific document, but from each of the 5 files. The filepaths are also still correct.

The frame is still there, unchanged, if I try to replace the images with the "Manage Images" tool, it doesn't replace them. It only works if I use "Get image". However, that would be very exhausting to do, since every page has 5 images and my classmates didn't name all their files for me to easily see which image belongs where, so I'd be happy if anyone knew how to fix it.

Could it be caused by the last file being the only one that I did on my computer? I've already tried saving it as a template and putting that folder into the same one where the others are, but that didn't work either. Even when I deleted everything else connected to my part. I also tried only adding two pages at a time, but the problem still occurs. However I noticed that it seems like the more pages I add, the more images vanish.

Attached is a screenshot of what the page would looked like before and a screenshot of what it looks like after I added pages from my part.
Do not be confused, the green stuff is just me censoring private information.


Thanks in advance,

Babsinyan
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General Discussion / Re: Scribus 1.4.8
« Last post by jed7@cox.net on January 17, 2020, 04:12:04 pm »
1. Thank you for taking the time to respond to my questions & concerns.  I appreciate it.
2. I am sorry if my comments come across as rage.  I NEVER intend this to be the case. I apologize for my behavior.
3. I appreciate that the group consists of professionals.  I am a professional, too.
4. I judge by what appears from the plate burner or comes off the printer.  Also by the amount of pain experienced getting there.
5. I support open source software.  I contribute money and time to help improve the product.
6. My observations and questions are offered in the spirit of point out items that need attention.
7. I believe in standards.  The Postscript standard is 30 years old.  SVG is at least 12 years old.  By now it should be cut and dried.
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General Discussion / Re: Scribus 1.4.8
« Last post by a.l.e on January 17, 2020, 11:11:55 am »
jd, you're new to this forum...

a small hint from my side: would you mind asking questions, instead of spreading rage all around?

you are talking to experts in here, and i'm pretty sure that there are a few things you could learn on how your wishes can turn into a result that you can send to a print shop.
and be confident that it will be printed exactly as you see it in the pdf created by scribus.

in this specific case, i would:

- open the docx in LO
- produce a pdf (making sure that fonts are embedded: it's in file > properties > fonts)
- load the pdf in a scribus 1.4 image frame
- depending on your needs produce a pdf with out without pdf embedding (experimental)
- check the pdf and then send it to the print shop

if one of the steps above does not work, fix it. if you can't fix it, ask for help.
or just use a high res png image.

ciao
a.l.e

p.s.: until the now here are the questions you have asked in here:

- Embedded fonts?
- Is there software available that generates .svg files that Scribus is capable of using properly?
- is there any software out there that is capable of printing a Scribus document directly, preserving the quality?
- This is a joke, right?
- Is there any hope?

the answers are:
- yes.
- inkscape (but you have to take care that not all svg features are supported by scribus; and you should not use svg for this).
- yes. adobe acrobat in primis.
- no. look around: nobody is laughing.
- no, everybody will die at the end. sorry for the spoiler.

i'm confident that you can ask better questions.
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