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Scribus => General Discussion => Topic started by: IDN101 on May 02, 2018, 04:48:26 pm

Title: Chaining Text Frames?
Post by: IDN101 on May 02, 2018, 04:48:26 pm
Is it safe to say that it's probably a good idea not to use the Text Frame Chaining tool if you don't need to????

I'm putting together a large ebook composed of a lot of separate "Units". (it's a software tutorial manual)

I am creating the Units as individual .sla files- and then going to bring them all together (Import) into a Master Document.
When I have tried importing a .sla file that has linked text frames- some of the text flow worked and the rest didn't - seem to be where the chain was between pages.

When I bring in a .sla file with no linking- all frames (text and images) come in just fine.

I think (to be on the safe side) I'll just stay well away from chaining the frames????

Many thanks
Title: Re: Chaining Text Frames?
Post by: a.l.e on May 02, 2018, 05:23:34 pm
text frame chains are fine, but they should not be too long...
Title: Re: Chaining Text Frames?
Post by: IDN101 on May 02, 2018, 06:22:10 pm
Thanks for this.

Any ideas as to why text may not flow between frames when the pages are imported into a host .sla?

They work absolutely fine in the 'child' sla documents- but break (or some do) when Imported into the 'parent' .sla file.

Thanks once again
Title: Re: Chaining Text Frames?
Post by: a.l.e on May 02, 2018, 06:34:22 pm
i could import two chained text frames from an external file with a somehow recent scribus 1.5.4

which version are you using?
Title: Re: Chaining Text Frames?
Post by: IDN101 on May 02, 2018, 07:10:53 pm
1.4.6.

Thanks