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General Discussion / Re: Multiple PDF-Documents by one Svribus document
« Last post by Nermander on April 20, 2019, 10:01:23 am »
If it is just a one time job, why need to automate it?

I'd just export to PDF, make notes of what pages I wanted to keep (or remove) and then use some command line tool like:
pdftk full_file.pdf cat 2-4 6 8 10 12-end output stripped_file.pdf

The time needed to automate it would likely exceed the time needed to do the above a few times. I mean, you would only need to do it maybe 3-4 times. A first time to test how it works, one or two times for proof reading and then for the final version.

But if you can find a tool identifying the page numbers (maybe a Scribus script can give you the page numbers of pages tagged in a certain way) you could probably automate it. But it would take several runs to validate, and you would likely still need to proof the result several times before you can trust it.
Text and Typography / Re: Typefaces licenses
« Last post by Jack14 on April 20, 2019, 07:52:45 am »
Yes obviously,it should be open source..
no, i was suggesting to open a new thread in the forums where you ask how to open an account in mantis...

this thread is about the speed of rendering when drop shadows are in use...
General Discussion / Re: Multiple PDF-Documents by one Svribus document
« Last post by Hamburger62 on April 19, 2019, 06:26:30 pm »
Use layers. You can torn on/off layers för print/export.

sounds good - thanks

you are better off using a PDF editing software to delete unwanted pages after PDF export.

Good idea. Any idea how to automate this. For example script/addin to export page# with special content?

General Discussion / Re: help with splitting table cells in 1.5.4
« Last post by michael on April 19, 2019, 02:51:03 pm »
Thanks for the update and the suggestions!  I was thinking it might still be under development but couldn't find the status.  Looks like it's shaping up to be a great addition to Scribus.  Another issue I had was the undo feature is not working for the table.  I'll see if I can file a bug on these today.

I was tasked with making a bunch of boring credit application forms.  The pages are in a grid and look almost like a spreadsheet but lots of merged segments.  I was basing it off a 30 x 10 table.  It's supposed to have PDF form fields and lots of formatting on the text which made me think of Scribus. 

I hadn't thought of using an image of the table structure which might work out.  Thanks again!
Features / Import XCF (GIMP native format)
« Last post by enzogian on April 19, 2019, 12:05:27 pm »
Hi to all of you,
not sure if this feature is possible to have but wondering as it would be extremely practical being able to edit an image in the native gimp format which would automatically be updated when imported in Scribus (if recognized as a format (with all its layers etc)
would that be possible ? is it possible to request a feature as such ?
Here thinking on speed and practicality when it comes to edit and the number of files needed when having to update changes etc.. ;)
hope it makes sense,
thanks and regards.

PS: I know making comparisons to Adobe is not a welcome thing to say around the forum, but honestly I do mention it as making interchangeable formats recognizable (or able to be imported) among the many tools to create a final product is a good strategy that should not be exclusive of corporations like a Adobe. I personally dream of a time in which all these formats could be imported with all its layers among the many creative tools (for page layouts, or even for video editing etc.. ) 
Hoping some day we could talk of an OPEN SOURCE CREATIVE TOOLS bundle quite integrated among them ... here an invitation as well to join a group of open source creative tools in fb where we share and promote all the tools to be creative and productive ;)

Thanks and cheers
Thanks for your reply Ale, ok I will try my best on opening another topic on the mantis thing.. (not so expert on bugs platforms though... just foudn not easy to open a ticked there, but I will follow your suggestion then .. ;)
thanks a lot and cheers
hi enzo

the performance issues with the drop shadows are well known...
no need to fill a ticket for this.

and for help on opening a ticket in mantis, can i suggest you to open a separate thread so that future readers find it more easily? that's an "unsolved" topic that comes up again and again...

General Discussion / Re: help with splitting table cells in 1.5.4
« Last post by a.l.e on April 19, 2019, 09:21:25 am »
all i can say: the table editor is still an unfinished work in progress...

i would not recommend using it:

- would tabs be enough?
- importing a table from libre office as pdf or png?
- or would a real infographics be more telling for your readers?

Tutorials, Tips and How-Tos / Re: Image missing when opening existing sla file?
« Last post by a.l.e on April 19, 2019, 09:19:46 am »
as far as i know, scribus will not eat your layers for dinner : - )

the image frames should still be there, but if you have moved the .sla (scribus layout) file or the images, scribus might not be able anymore to find them.

if you want to move things around, you need to use the "file > collect for output" command...

does this solve your issue?

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