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Beginner Talk / Re: Scribus to pdf export
« Last post by TeamTTL on July 11, 2020, 03:23:38 pm »
Rude and irrelevant:  says there is a "problem" with people who are not programmers and does not discuss the issues as if only purpose is to criticise Scribus users who are not programmers.

Your response sadly suggests that some folk, like yourself, claim to be "programmers" but probably do not use Scribus to write anything or to publish anything. Folk, like us, who are not programmers do - because they may not have a budget to pay for software on the market. And when they describe their experiences to get support, they receive responses like yours.

PS: Programming is about applying a logical language. If we had the time from teaching and working in the community, we’d learn to do programming. OK?
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Beginner Talk / Re: Scribus to pdf export
« Last post by a.l.e on July 11, 2020, 02:40:24 pm »
hi teamttl

> version 1.5.5 and it changed how the paragraph styles were displayed with version 1.4.8

whaaat?
i don't think there is such  change in scribus.

the problem with the non programmer folks is that when they have an issue they always think the mean programmers sneaked something in to make their life worse.
or they think that programmers are a special folks with incredible intelligence. spoiler: they are not.

you have been told a few times now, that what experience is probably a limitation in the pdf file format and in the pdf viewers.
there is probably little that scribus can do for you.
what you are describing as solutions are hacks that will probably make life miserable for most of the readers of your pdfs (why should a pdf go full screen?)

but if you're really sure that scribus should be able to do that,  you were asked to a look at that 1000 pages thick document produced by adobe that says what pdf can do and what it can't (don't worry, you don't have to read it all. it has a table of contents!)
that's no programmers stuff. just a text specification on what a pdf can do. you don't even have to learn about the exact parameters. just find out in the text where it says that a given chapter talks about how to control the viewing layout. and give us the page / chapter to check and implement!

have a safe weekend!
a.l.e
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Beginner Talk / Re: Import pdf & eps fails
« Last post by dragonfly on July 11, 2020, 12:00:14 pm »
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I would rather work with vector graphics.

like this ..

Inkscape > Open PDF > Save as Optimised SVG > Scribus

[After thought]
Incidentally this is a good example of where Scripter > ScribusGenerator script can come into play.

Assume that you have a number of businesses to whom you wish to post customised food health leaflets. You have written ..

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So that I can for example find the word "staff" and change it to participant.

You can create a library of overlay images .. such as participant.png, and so on ....

And  then a csv mapping overlay images to underlying fields.

In your form overlay page(s) you overlay the variables ...  <%VAR_field01%>, <%VAR_field02%>

Apply ScribusGenerator and you have the equivalent of "merged business cards" .. but in this case for customised health and safety leaflets..
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Beginner Talk / Re: Scribus to pdf export
« Last post by TeamTTL on July 11, 2020, 11:51:45 am »
Thank you for your message!

The answer is: Yes and No and Yes!

Our exported document in pdf format looked like this in SINGLE PAGE VIEW of the adobe settings:
PAGE 1
PAGE 2
PAGE 3
PAGE 4
PAGE 5
....

But in the DOUBLE PAGE VIEW of the adobe settings, the same pdf document looked like this:
                            PAGE 1          PAGE 2
                            PAGE 3          PAGE 4
                            PAGE 5           .......

We wanted it to look like this in DOUBLE PAGE VIEW of the adobe settings:
                                                  PAGE 1
                            PAGE 2           PAGE 3
                            PAGE 4           .......

PS. Don't know the cause, have kept the several copies of exported pdf which did it. But thankfully the current export looks fine and it is here now:
 
https://talktogetherlondon.org/products/skoorys-careers-workbook-1

In sum: Scribus is a great resource when one gets the hang of it as it were. When it doesn't seem to function as it is supposed to though, may be nerve-racking for non-programmer folk. (Downloaded version 1.5.5 and it changed how the paragraph styles were displayed with version 1.4.8 for example - which meant we couldn't use it for a document formatted with 1.4.8: again, we don't know why etc etc.)

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Beginner Talk / Re: Import pdf & eps fails
« Last post by amunizp on July 11, 2020, 03:53:58 am »
Some ideas.  I downloaded a test pdf from your link.

Foxit PDF Reader has some nice features for annotating such forms.


Thanks, did not know foxit reader worked on linux. I think the term annotate is not what I was looking for, it seems to do comments which is not exactly what I need. I would rather not use propietary options and wanted to try out scribus.


Another approach might be to break the pdf into images and import these to Scribus to annotate.



I tried the Ubuntu command as described here ..

https://askubuntu.com/questions/50170/how-to-convert-pdf-to-image

pdftoppm input.pdf outputname -png


I would rather work with vector graphics.


By the way, I am on Ubuntu 18.04 and when I run

gs --version

I get 9.26 returned.

I get the same.
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Beginner Talk / Re: Import pdf & eps fails
« Last post by amunizp on July 11, 2020, 03:29:38 am »
By 'annotate' do you mean to fill in the boxes with text and check marks or to add your comments outside of these items?

Cheers!

mnawij

I both would be nice, but not needed.

Opening the pdf in scribus is the first thing I would like to do.

Second thing would be to be able to write on top of it like a layer I am currently doing this with Xournal.

Third and ideal would be to open it like I can open it with libreoffice draw but being able to keep the layout. So that I can for example find the word "staff" and change it to participant.
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Hi, thanks for your help!

I uninstalled scribus, reinstalled it with the path you mentioned with the install wizard. Same error. Any other additional information I could provide? :/
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Beginner Talk / Re: Import pdf & eps fails
« Last post by dragonfly on July 10, 2020, 12:37:44 pm »
Some ideas.  I downloaded a test pdf from your link.

Foxit PDF Reader has some nice features for annotating such forms.

Another approach might be to break the pdf into images and import these to Scribus to annotate.

I tried the Ubuntu command as described here ..

https://askubuntu.com/questions/50170/how-to-convert-pdf-to-image

pdftoppm input.pdf outputname -png

By the way, I am on Ubuntu 18.04 and when I run

gs --version

I get 9.26 returned.





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Beginner Talk / Re: remove border
« Last post by utnik on July 10, 2020, 07:36:05 am »
hi björn

Found the solution, had to go to View then Document and there disable Show Frames.

i wouldn't do this. normally the frames are helpful while working on the layout (they don't show in the .pdf file) – and if you need a clear look at the layout, a switch to 'preview mode' will do…

utnik
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Beginner Talk / Re: Import pdf & eps fails
« Last post by mnawij on July 10, 2020, 04:43:20 am »
By 'annotate' do you mean to fill in the boxes with text and check marks or to add your comments outside of these items?

Cheers!

mnawij
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