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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 ..

https://codeyarns.com/2016/07/05/how-to-rotate-image-using-imagemagick/
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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.
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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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PDF Generation / Re: Images move when exporting to pdf
« Last post by mnawij on March 18, 2019, 12:36:08 am »
Hi jrossjord,

Could you upload the scribus file and the pdf files?  I have created hundreds of pdf files from scribus and never had this issue.  I would hazard a guess that the KDP upload conversion is the problem.  Also which version of scribus and operating system are you using?

Regards,

mnawij
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Beginner Talk / Re: beginner needing help :)
« Last post by mnawij on March 18, 2019, 12:32:08 am »
Hello HorizonWriter,

To assist you better would you please give the version of Scribus you are using and the operating system you are using?  Thanks!

Cheers!

mnawij
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Beginner Talk / beginner needing help :)
« Last post by HorizonWriter on March 17, 2019, 11:16:13 pm »
Hello Scribus World!!!
  so learning this program which quite simple actually, Im helping to write a cook book with someone. We are 40 some pages in and now when i save it then reload it to work on it again just few of the pictures disappear like i have in the screen shot. and if i take the time to put them back save then reload they are still missing. Im not sure whats happening here. why are the frames red? Ive noticed that as a difference too maybe? i did in stall the ghostscript thing also.
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PDF Generation / Re: Images move when exporting to pdf
« Last post by a.l.e on March 17, 2019, 08:01:59 pm »
mmm... normally, images don't move when they are in a pdf...
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PDF Generation / Images move when exporting to pdf
« Last post by jrossjord on March 17, 2019, 04:00:26 pm »
I'm a bit lost. When I export to PDF the document looks exactly the same until I upload that pdf to KDP for a book cover. The image and text on one layer moves and isn't where it is in the Adobe opened file, or the original Scribus file.
Any ideas?
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Layout Issues / Re: Resizing document and all objects
« Last post by Cris70 on March 17, 2019, 01:09:29 am »
Thank you a.l.e. for all your help.
In the end, I had to redo the work from scratch for a few reasons, but I will save your suggestions for the future!

Cris
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General Discussion / Re: Import logo or embed
« Last post by mnawij on March 17, 2019, 12:24:00 am »
Hi jim78b,

Let me clear up somethings, pdf files can be either raster or vector.  If you import the file into Scribus as vector, then the artwork is now part of the Scribus file.  If you place the pdf file into an image frame, I believe it is considered a raster image, but I could be wrong on that and then it will be considered a linked file.  A linked file stays connected to the original image/file when modified those changes will be reflected.  An embedded image no longer has a direct connection to the original file, at least as far as I know so no updates would occur, you would have to replace each embedded image.

If you import the logo as vector, you can modify it within Scribus and then copy and paste it as you need it.  If you would like to update the artwork across multiple instances then linking would be the best option to do so.

Cheers!
mnawij
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