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Scripts and Plugins / Re: how to add hyperlinks, draw frame around a text
« Last post by michaelu on November 02, 2019, 03:08:59 pm »
The same applies to a line. I cannot draw a line between two paragraphs and expect the line to move, when the first paragraph gets shorter or longer. It seems to me as of now, that it is not possible with Scribus to implement the markdown codes a and hr, to insert a hyperlink or a horizontal ruler. Even if I assume that the text does not change anymore, I can not find out the coordinates where the paragraph ends, after which the line should be drawn, right?
PDF Generation / Re: Can't embed text
« Last post by manmath on November 02, 2019, 11:22:45 am »
Thanks for the suggestions. But it's surprising not all fonts are not being embedded.
Some success! I just played around with various TTF font combinations and found that Liberation and Bitstream Vera fonts are being embedded.
PDF Generation / Re: Can't embed text
« Last post by a.l.e on November 02, 2019, 10:47:23 am »
in scribus 1.4 most TTF fonts can be embedded, OTF cannot.

some fonts forbid the embedding, but if you're using fonts installed by debian then they won't limit it.

on debian buster you can compile 1.5 yourself or get the appimage (you can choose between daily builds or the release one).
the appimage will be "bigger" than a "native" build but might work for you.

there are also PPAs for ubuntu that should be installable on debian, but i've never tried.
Beginner Talk / Re: Been using Scribus for a couple months now I am hitting a wall...
« Last post by a.l.e on November 02, 2019, 10:46:20 am »
i wonder if it's outlining a huge amount of text...
if you have 300 pages, you will need a font that can be embedded in the pdf.

in the case of scribus 1.4, you will need a ttf font. (not an otf one)

you can also try to download scribus 1.5 and open a copy of your current document and see if it works better.
Layout Issues / Re: Formatting Tables
« Last post by a.l.e on November 02, 2019, 10:41:46 am »
tables in scribus are a work in progress.

if the layout is compatible with tabs, you should probably use tabs instead.

you should be able to remove use the "none" color, and -- at least theoretically -- apply it to the whole table... but it's always a big try and error before you get there.

if you really need tables, it's probably better to create them in libreoffice and import than as pdf or svg into scribus.

... but, in most cases, people prefer charts to tables : - )
PDF Generation / Re: Can't embed text
« Last post by manmath on November 02, 2019, 07:07:16 am »
Thanks for such prompt response. I feel at home. Please suggest me:
1. How to know which fonts can be embedded in scribus, and
2. How can I install Scribus 1.5 on Debian Buster (I could not find that on the debian repo, the latest there is 1.4.8 that I've installed).
Beginner Talk / Been using Scribus for a couple months now I am hitting a wall...
« Last post by Killandra81 on November 02, 2019, 03:29:53 am »
I really don't know what I am doing wrong. I didn't have so many problems until the last Scribus update.
Now, no matter what file format I try to export to, Scribus cashes- PDF, SVG, even saving as an image. I can save in maybe 3-20 page chunks, but to do the whole file- nope. Sometimes it wont even do a page and crashes.

Pictures where the path was fine then say its a broken path until I shut Scribus down and reopen it.

What I have done to try to fix the problem- went page by page to ensure no errors, virus scan, uninstalled and reinstalled Scribus, uninstalled and reinstalled Ghost Script, I even reinstalled Windows back to factory settings-clean copy.

I am running Windows 8.1 (Hoping to order a new computer this week barring another crisis). 16 Gig Ram. Scribus 1.4.8, document is 257 pages.

I am by no means a tech guru or know programmer, I am on the art side of the computer world, if you'd be so kind to not lay heavy on the technobabble so I can understand, it would be appreciated. I really appreciate any help anyone can offer. I am doing this project on my own time and dime for a nonprofit dear to my heart and we were hopping to wrap this up by next week, but Scribus is really giving me a hard time and I don't get what I am doing wrong especially when everything used to work. :(

Layout Issues / Formatting Tables
« Last post by angore on November 02, 2019, 12:17:58 am »
Using 1.5.4 and 1.5.5 64 bit Windows 7

I have a table and want the table / cell borders to be blank so text is formatted in array (rows and columns).   In the Table properties, I cannot easily just select entire table and change line color to NONE.  It also seems like each cell is independent and no global function.

Also, is there a way to center the text each row?

PDF Generation / Re: Can't embed text
« Last post by a.l.e on November 01, 2019, 11:39:35 pm »
if you have lot of text and the text is getting outlined, then the pdf will be big.

you can switch to a font that can be embedded by scribus 1.4 or switch to 1.5.x for the pdf creation (but if you have lot of text, there is a risk that the text layout will change slightly, since the newer 1.5.x versions have a complete new text engine; just be careful that 1.4 cannot open files that have been saved with 1.5!).
PDF Generation / Re: Can't embed text
« Last post by manmath on November 01, 2019, 10:16:05 pm »
Yeah, I've used two fonts. Both show outlined.
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