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Beginner Talk / Re: Imported image grainy in Scribus and on export to pdf
« Last post by RodneyLee on March 20, 2019, 01:46:46 pm »
notice how zoomed in you are, select "fit image to frame", you may also have display "Image Preview Quality" set low to save memory
Features / Re: Suggestion: Angled guides
« Last post by a.l.e on March 20, 2019, 12:43:08 pm »
hi thorben

on the one side, yes, having angled guides can be handy in some situations... but...

... doing layout is not the same as vector graphics and, in my experience, are far less needed in scribus than in inkscape.

personally, i would have needed them a couple of time in soo many years.

since it's a "exhotic" feature, you cannot really expect one of the core developers to work on that.

but it's probably not very hard to implement...

if somebody wants to work on it, he/she could first get into tweaking the guides by implementing the "guides snap to items" which is a bit simpler to program but very similar to the angled guides.
Text and Typography / How can I undo a font substitution
« Last post by mschreader on March 20, 2019, 08:27:43 am »
Hello! New Scribus user here. I was trying to open a document that had a font I didn't have (a rarity!) and the font substitution window opened. I decided to download and install the font instead of doing a substitution, so I clicked "Cancel" and got the font. When I reopened Scribus to open the file, however, the font substitution was in place. I cannot figure out a way to reverse this. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks in advance!
Beginner Talk / Imported image grainy in Scribus and on export to pdf
« Last post by Mindbender on March 19, 2019, 05:54:19 pm »
Hi There,

I am new to Scribus. I imported an svg into scribus so I could convert it to cmyk. I used cyan.exe to convert my image from rgb to cmyk as well.

When I add an image box and get the image it appears fine in the preview but once it is placed into the image box it is all distorted and it is the same when exported to pdf.

What am I doing wrong.

I have attached a screen shot of what it looks like in the preview and in the image box for refernece

Thanks for the help
General Discussion / Re: Import logo or embed
« Last post by amair on March 19, 2019, 01:34:59 pm »

you might want to have a look at the menu items "Item / Send to / Patterns" or "Item / Convert to / Symbol". It will be visible in the window opened using "Windows / Symbols". Use drag'n'drop to place those patterns/symbols in your document. If you edit the symbol then it will change everywhere in the document.
I've used that in my latest work, using Scribus v1.5.x.

Features / Expanding shape horizontally or vertically?
« Last post by quiet on March 18, 2019, 05:08:58 pm »
Hi, when i try to wrap text around a box, i think the buttons to expand or reduce the box automatically by X% or Ymm is really useful. However, i would like to use this feature to only expand the box horizontally.

I would consider it useful to have equivalent buttons to expand/reduce the box in one or two directions on an axis (expand the box downwards, upwards, or both ; same on the horizontal axis).

Is there something in v1.5 to do this already? Thanks for working on scribus it's a really useful tool :D
Text and Typography / Re: Changing size of curved text
« Last post by Nell63 on March 18, 2019, 12:15:08 pm »
I found a workaround by increasing the font size and decreasing text width proportional to what I had in my original version. Seems to have done the trick.

Select the WordArt text or letters to change. The Drawing Tools Format tab appears.
To create a curved effect, on the Drawing Tools Format tab, click Text Effects >Transform and pick the one you want.
Click outside of your text box to see the effect.
Features / Re: Suggestion: Angled guides
« Last post by dragonfly on March 18, 2019, 12:05:31 pm »
I'm not using Scribus at the moment so this idea is unproven.
But could you write a python script to place in Scripter to use ImageMagick for selected object rotation?

Here is an example ..
Beginner Talk / Re: beginner needing help :)
« Last post by a.l.e on March 18, 2019, 09:37:43 am »
scribus does not include the images in the .sla file but links them.

if you're doing the layout on two different computers, you have to take care that both have the same path to the images (and that both have the images in the "same directory").

if you want to move a project from one computer to another, you need to use "file > collect for output" and send the resulting directory to the other user.
Features / Suggestion: Angled guides
« Last post by thorben on March 18, 2019, 06:39:56 am »
Dear all,

I am a passionate scribus user, so before I start: thank you for the great work!

Over the years I have developed my own process of quickly creating templates for my photo books, mostly based on squares. For some pages I want to use a more dynamic layout and chose to use diamonds.

It is possible to create diamond shaped image frames already, but the alignment is... a pain.

In inkscape it is possible to rotate guides. You can double click on a guide and rotate it. That is a feature I would greatly appreciate to have in Scribus as well. Not only for the diamond shape layout, but sometimes I 'tilt' whole layouts to have them 'flow' from the lower left to the upper right (or vice versa). I usually do that by arranging all the frames, and then rotate the whole thing, but changes are not easily done after it is tilted.

I can upload some examples if anyone is interested.

Thank you!

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