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Title: I design stamp album pages using Scribus
Post by: apastuszak on January 31, 2014, 07:55:18 pm
I have been designing stamp album pages using Scribus for the last 2+ years.  I have actually complete all modern stamps from Ukraine, and use it for all sorts of other stamp pages designs.  I'm in no way a graphic artists.  Just a guy who likes to tinker.

I make everything, including the Scribus files available on my web site for download:

http://www.stamphacks.com

Here's a sample page:

(http://stamphacks.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Ukraine-2013-US-Letter-page003.png)
Title: Re: I design stamp album pages using Scribus
Post by: utnik on January 31, 2014, 09:04:11 pm
hi apastuzak

i'm not collecting stamps, but your work looks impressive!
just one suggestion: in order to avoid disturbing gaps between the words, you should always hyphenate all justified text blocks (or align the text to the left…)
i would never set narrow columns with justified, but not hyphenated text in a page layout…

utnik
Title: Re: I design stamp album pages using Scribus
Post by: apastuszak on January 31, 2014, 09:43:49 pm
Those text boxes are all hyphenated.
Title: Re: I design stamp album pages using Scribus
Post by: utnik on January 31, 2014, 10:45:12 pm
Those text boxes are all hyphenated.

i see – sorry!
but you didn't select the correct (english) dictionary for your hyphenation.
otherwhise (and with a little tweaking on the advanced settings,) the text sould look more or less like my attached screenshot…

utnik
Title: Re: I design stamp album pages using Scribus
Post by: apastuszak on January 31, 2014, 10:55:56 pm
Ok, so I have English selected.  That's the default.  Is there more I need to do other than that?
Title: Re: I design stamp album pages using Scribus
Post by: apastuszak on January 31, 2014, 11:00:41 pm
Well, that explains a heck of a lot.  The app hyphenator was set to English.  But the document was set to Greek for some reason.
Title: Re: I design stamp album pages using Scribus
Post by: utnik on January 31, 2014, 11:10:08 pm
The app hyphenator was set to English.  But the document was set to Greek for some reason.

ok, then everything is clear…
…and for optimal results take a look at 'optical margins' and 'advanced settings' too.

utnik
Title: Re: I design stamp album pages using Scribus
Post by: apastuszak on January 31, 2014, 11:20:48 pm
Thank you!  I will take a look at those later tonight!

I did pages for US Stamps using Adobe Source Sans Pro:

(http://stamphacks.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/wtf-source-sans-page012.png)