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Layout Issues / Re: Booklet layout for legal paper - having trouble
« Last post by Nermander on January 11, 2019, 06:06:29 pm »
It's been a while not since I did this so I am not sure what solutions still apply.

There is a page in the wiki giving a few examples of programs to use for imposition (which is the term for what you are doing).

https://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/PDF,_PostScript_and_Imposition_tools

I think Bookbinder is the easiest one (it can only manage simple impositions though).

I used Multivalent in the past but I think they have made changes to newer versions don't have the impose command in the free version. Also Multivalent needed you to craft a command line for the imposition, which was sometimes not easy.

jPDF Tweak is another decent alternative, it gives you some assistance with creating the "command" at least (it has a somewhat GUI).

The page on the wiki mentions Adobe Reader, but I think that for n-up printing Adobe Reader adds borders to the pages which makes the page size wrong (but this may depend on version of Adobe Reader).
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Layout Issues / Booklet layout for legal paper - having trouble
« Last post by Stavrogin78 on January 10, 2019, 09:21:04 pm »
Hello! New here, and relatively new to scribus.

I'm trying to put together a 4-page flyer, with a booklet-type layout. The idea is to print it on legal (8.5x14) paper, with a single fold, producing 4 pages (am I using these terms right?).

I must be doing something wrong. For my page setup in Scribus, I created the page with the physical dimensions of the folded page - 7" wide and 8.5" high. I can print this to PDF (printing in order of pages 4,1,2,3). Then I'm trying to print in 2-up (so pages 4 and 1 print on one side of a legal sheet, flip, then print 2 and 3 on the other side).

I've been struggling with this to no end. Everything I try wants to re-size the printed page so that it doesn't actually fill the paper the way it should. Using psnup (I'm running Debian), the printed portions are always out of position, never where they should be. I cannot for the life of me make the software piece the two 7x8.5 pages onto an 8.5x14 sheet properly. It wants to either shrink them or shift them to leave a huge margin at one end of the paper and cut off the content at the other end.

I run into the same problems whether using Document Viewer (the default pdf viewer in Debian) and trying to print 2 pages per sheet, or whether I use the psutils stuff. I just cannot get it right.

Is there something i'm missing? Any hints here? I would have thought that Scribus would be able to export to PDF in 2-up right out of the gate.

Any help would be appreciated!

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Beginner Talk / Resizing Images inside Image Frame by Mouse ?
« Last post by danzzzzzz on January 10, 2019, 07:07:22 pm »
hi community

Is it somehow possible to resize an Image inside its frame by using the mouse (like in Adobe Indesign)? I don't want to change the framesize and I don't want to scale it by some numeric factor. I know there is the option to adjust frame to image and vice-versa, but thats also not, what i need.

It seems possible to rotate it with the mouse and shift , but not to resize it - which is IMHO very much more useful than rotation.  ::)
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Beginner Talk / Re: Unable to access additional drives/folders other than "C:\"
« Last post by utnik on January 10, 2019, 01:27:40 pm »
hi n2de

App is not from the Apple store or from an approved vendor. Open anyway? (and of course I said yes.)

no problem.

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“Scribus” is not optimized for your Mac…
…This app needs to be updated by its developer to improve compatibility.

no problem either. it just tells you that future operating systems might no longer support scribus 1.4.7. (this warning shouldn't appear with scribus 1.5.x – and 1.4.7 runs smooth under macOS 10.14.2 anyway…)

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Ghostscript is not installed on your system, or Scribus is not configured with the path to the software. Until this is remedied, you cannot import EPS images or use Print Preview.

if you need it, you can find ghostscript for mac here.

utnik
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Beginner Talk / Re: Unable to access additional drives/folders other than "C:\"
« Last post by N2TE on January 10, 2019, 07:02:06 am »
Utnik, looks like your suggestion to install on the Mac side worked. I installed the app on the Mac OSX side and though it gave me a few warning errors it did install and open:
~ App is not from the Apple store or from an approved vendor. Open anyway? (and of course I said yes.)
~ “Scribus” is not optimized for your Mac.  (FYI-I'm running High Sierra v10.13.5, mid 2011. Apple will no longer allow me to upgrade the OS. Machine considered obsolete by Apple.)
~ This app needs to be updated by its developer to improve compatibility.
~ Ghostscript is not installed on your system, or Scribus is not configured with the path to the software. Until this is remedied, you cannot import EPS images or use Print Preview.

I encountered no error or such advisory messages when installed on the Win7 side.

I then opened the Mac app, created a test page, and when I went to do a Save-As there were two 'top-level' choices in the left pane: "Computer" and "Volumes". When I clicked on Volumes, I DID see my shared "X:\" drive.

I then went back to the Parallels/Win7 side and re-opened Scribus there and this time when I went to do a Save-As I saw in the same left-side pane that there were still the same two choices as before, "Computer" and "Ed" (my name). However without clicking anything I immediately saw my "X:\" drive appear.  Maybe something caused the drive to be visible this time subsequent to installing and running the app on the OSX side first and then running it on the Parallels/Win7 side. I can only tell you what I encountered. Anyway, my issue on the Win7 side was solved by your suggestion to install it on the Mac side.

BTW, to answer your question, I guess the reason that I installed Scribus on the Win7 side is because that's where most of my apps reside, though I do use both OS sides on my Mac. I have 3 other Linux-Ubuntu machines running here at home and might even try installing the app there.  I'm anxious to learn more about the Scribus application and grateful that there's a nice forum here that is available as a resource for us newbies to reach out to for assistance and help. Thanks. Ed.
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Scribus forums / Re: Announce: A new Scribus community website
« Last post by a.l.e on January 09, 2019, 11:49:47 pm »
i have opened a ticket for the issues with the buttons:

https://github.com/impagina/htdocs-grav-theme/issues/2

i will try to fix it as soon as i have some free time...

martin's proposal does correct, so i only have to copy over the same behavior.
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Beginner Talk / Re: Unable to access additional drives/folders other than "C:\"
« Last post by utnik on January 09, 2019, 09:10:15 pm »
hi n2te

is there a reason, why you don't use scribus under macOS?
btw. i don't know, why parallels/win/scribus doesn't recognize your second disc…

utnik
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Beginner Talk / Unable to access additional drives/folders other than "C:\"
« Last post by N2TE on January 09, 2019, 05:56:05 pm »
I am a new Scribus user. After installing the product today I discovered that when trying to SAVE a file I can not access my second HDD. I'm running Win7-64 on my MAC using Parallels and have had no issues with accessing or sharing any folders across Win7/OSx.  (Parallels has worked wonderfully with ever imaginable program I have installed, back an forth between each OS.) I'm not sure if I did something wrong during installation.

I did do an internet search (prior to this posting) and didn't find any workable solution. One post from a number of years ago mentioned typing in the full path of the file to be saved on the shared drive but that didn't work. i.e. => X:\HD2\Eds_stuff .... etc etc etc...\My_First_Scribus_File ...  The only drives that are available (and visible) to me from Scribus when invoking "SAVE AS" is "A:\" or "C:\".  I have loads of material on my large supplemental (mapped to "X:\") HDD that I want to have access to but can't get to from Scribus.  If I can ONLY work on the C:\ drive this would be most cumbersome.  What am I doing wrong? Any suggestions? Thanks. Ed.
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Scribus forums / Re: Announce: A new Scribus community website
« Last post by radu81 on January 09, 2019, 05:48:28 pm »
thanks radu!

a/ eh eh... i've discovered grav multiple times, but never used it... in the last couple of month i've now done two projects with it and i have to say that it's a pleasant cms to use!

b/ for the forums, i guess you suggested the use of discourse. sadly, there is not much i can do there: the state of this forums does not justify starting a separate community, the split of forums has more consequences than just setting up a new website, and hosting a discourse instance is not trivial. and i don't see the team wanting to setup a new engine (even if -- behind the scene -- they started a rework of the wiki... so there is hope.)

c/ there is something you can do: i'm looking for samples of works done recently with scribus : - )

and since i wrote about it in a different thread but not here, where it all started, here it is, the (shy) announce:

i've now implemented martin's proposal on http://impagina.org and, even if it's in beta state, i looks good to me!

contributions are very welcome both for the content and for the grav site. there is a list of task in the README's "contribution" section: https://github.com/impagina/htdocs-grav-pages

I guess this is the correct topic to answer, sorry for the off-topic

It also looks good to me, I only found some problems on mobile here http://impagina.org/learn and  http://impagina.org/contribute
I don't post a screenshot, it's easy to reproduce by resizing the browser window.

I agree, it hasn't much sense to start a new forum, but migrate this one (ofcourse if the admin agrees and decide to do it)... We talked about this here but here we are again off-topic

I mainly use Scribus for some amatorial work, I did a calendar and business cards with it, nothing special. At work I have to use other commercial software.
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PDF Generation / lien cliquable après enregistrement au format pdf
« Last post by paesch on January 09, 2019, 05:03:32 pm »
Bonjour,
j'ai lu dans un autre post:
"Si vous souhaitez créer une URL cliquable dans Scribus, vous devez placer une forme de lien au-dessus de la partie sur laquelle vous souhaitez cliquer."
Qu'est-ce-que cela veut dire exactement et comment procéder. Est-ce-que cela résoudrait mon problème, à savoir conserver un lien cliquable après enregistrement en pdf ,
Merci
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