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which version of scribus are you running and from where did you download it?
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Beginner Talk / Re: Scribus to pdf export
« Last post by a.l.e on July 08, 2020, 02:33:00 pm »
hi teamttl

for what i know this is a limitation in the pdf viewers and/or the pdf standard.
and there is not much that scribus can do.

if you have evidence that it's not the case, please provide us with a reference to the pdf standard where it says which setting needs to be set by scribus to let the viewers show the pdf in the way you expect.
the pdf standard is available online for download:

https://www.adobe.com/devnet/pdf/pdf_reference.html

have a wonderful day
a.l.e
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Beginner Talk / Re: Double-digit page numbers for single digits possible?
« Last post by a.l.e on July 08, 2020, 10:24:56 am »
glad to know that it solved your issue...

and one day you will explain me why being from austria makes you puzzled : - )

... on the other hand, i guess that:

- "field width" should be "padding zeros" (or "leading zeros") and
- "fill character" could be "padding character" (or "leading character")

i've opened a ticket:
https://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=16154
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General Discussion / Re: Standard Book Template
« Last post by KevK on July 08, 2020, 09:48:22 am »
Nermander, you unfortunately gave a poster-child example of the only 'help' I've been given so far. I've found the Scribus wiki, but such is what I'm failing to avoid. The thing is, I DO NOT want 'help'... ("what's wrong with you and my words), Kevin?")
I just want a file with a basic working TOC.  In other words, I just want a file with a basic working TOC.  To put it another way, I just want a file with a basic working TOC.
Why are there simply not functioning starter files, instead of me (hah) needing to veer off into programming land (hah)? Exactly what I'm trying to avoid? This bizarre. Have I missed my meds and I don't know it?
So Very Seriously:
Is there even one Global Moderator or Super Hero Member who has ACHIEVED THIS TASK?

a.l.e:  I do have some suggestions for you regarding a c++ programmer...you can contact me directly at slide47b@gmail.com so as to not clog and waste space on personal chat here. I appreciate your feedback and hope you email me to discuss further TOCness. That said, I disagree with the following:
"but there is one thing to be said: creating a table of contents is no rocket science, but it's not trivial either. what you say is a bit like proclaiming that electrical light is trivial: you simply have to turn on the switch : - )"
That's the perfect analogy, except I obviously don't think it's trivial and that's why I'm seeking this solution. However, just flipping the swith is exactly what I'm after. I want light for my house, but I don't want to learn wiring.
I want someone who KNOWS what they're doing to handle this. It should matter if I'm plugging in a lamp or TV or blender, I just want the working light switch so I can see how I do from there with using a properly designed electrical system underlying what I do with it.
This is the ONLY reason ANY applications exist. And while I agree with your assessments and appreciate your help very much, the question whose answer would be the solution to the problem remains:
Has anyone, ANYONE, even at Scribus, even the programmers, ever, EVER, successfully created even a single file with a working dynamic TOC? Why offer a feature filled with a swarm of bugs. Why ISN'T there such functioning template(s) that are simply available?
Is a Scribus TOC the Bigfoot of desktop publishing?
Is a dynamic TOC all just a myth or some suburban legend?
WTH?
(what-the-heck)
Thanks, Friends.

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Beginner Talk / Re: Scribus to pdf export
« Last post by xenon on July 07, 2020, 09:48:07 pm »
Hi again,

as I was having a similar page setup (displaying a map on pages 2&3), I actually did follow your instructions.
For me, it came down to being prompted when opening the PDF vs. choosing the setting in Acrobat Reader.
I, personally, prefer setting the given option in the reader, which is why I offered it as a possible solution, being ignorant about the fact, that apparently this does not work in your case.

You probably put a lot more time and effort into the solution of this than me and by following your settings I was able to get more knowledge about exporting pdfs, so I'm thankful for that.

Bye,
xe
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https://i.imgur.com/gKulUVR.png

Howdy!

Upon attempting to open scribus for the first time, I receive and EXCEPTION_INT_DIVIDE_BY_ZERO error. There is no error number visible on the notfication, you can see it in the link above.

I am running x64 Windows 10 Home, and I do not have ghostscript installed.

Any ideas?
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Beginner Talk / Re: Scribus to pdf export
« Last post by TeamTTL on July 07, 2020, 08:15:40 pm »
You may be missing the point, but that's ok because anyone who has had this problem will know.

To repeat my previous post, what happens is that your Scribus 1.4.8 designed document pages look like this:

                                                  PAGE 1
                            PAGE 2           PAGE 3
                            PAGE 4           .......

But after exporting to PDF, the document looks like this:

                            PAGE 1          PAGE 2
                            PAGE 3          PAGE 4
                            PAGE 5           .......
       
This outcome is especially annoying when the pages are colour coordinated. And, it won't matter whether you choose 'single' or 'double' page view for pdf viewer - your document will not start with a single page and continue with double pages, as was in Scribus 1.4.8!

Did you follow my instructions and test what happens? No?

What happens if you follow my instructions is this: the document layout is preserved. And the PDF Viewer prompts your PC to ask whether you want to switch to FULL Page View. You just say "No" and then proceed as normal.

PS You may not be experiencing this issue we've had, if you are using version 1.5.5 like Utnik. And, I hope this is helpful for anyone who's had this problem - if you haven't, that's great, too. But, if it's a bug, hope someone checks that its' fixed - rather than dismissing it.



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Beginner Talk / Re: Double-digit page numbers for single digits possible?
« Last post by xenon on July 07, 2020, 07:59:14 pm »
Thanks a bunch!

Yeah, I also was pretty certain, there has to be an easy way to do this.
Somehow I didn't understand the function of this field when reading its description (as I am from Austria, the term reads more like "field width", which apparently confused me).
Now, that you pointed it out to me, it makes much more sense.

Thanks again, have a great day,

xe
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PDF Generation / Re: 1.5.5 Why can I not select X1a as a PDF Export option?
« Last post by John Yackel on July 07, 2020, 06:54:46 pm »
Thank you both!

Hitting the 'Toggle Color Management System' made the option come up.
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General Discussion / Re: Standard Book Template
« Last post by a.l.e on July 07, 2020, 10:16:49 am »
hi kevk

in scribus table of contents have been implemented in the wrong way.
just don't use it.

but there is one thing to be said: creating a table of contents is no rocket science, but it's not trivial either.
what you say is a bit like proclaiming that electrical light is trivial: you simply have to turn on the switch : - )

in the real world, everybody has her own idea how a table of content should work. making the TOC flexible and and the same time simple to use is a hard task.
just look at your example... you seem to want to have dots, a bit more spaced than usual, page spelled out in front of the page number and, maybe, you have "Chapter 1↵Fancy title" and in the TOC you want to have "1. Fancy title"

personally, i'd love to finish my work on the table of contents, but i'm stuck because the team does not seem to have much interest in it and nobody else jumps in to help out.
i really need a good c++ programmer on my side to finish that... if anybody knows anybody who can help : - )

ciao
a.l.e
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