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PDF Generation / Re: PDF different size?
« Last post by suomi on April 13, 2019, 01:41:51 pm »
Thanks Nermander, great help, it is more clear to me now.
Free discussion / Website updates, links etc ...
« Last post by enzogian on April 13, 2019, 12:47:30 pm »
Hello there, I see with some degree of concern, the quite unupdapted sections of the website, for example news box at the righ side of the home page are displaying news from 2016, galleries of work done with Scribus are quite old as well (I they have been displaying teh same for quite a while) perhaps is something to do with the website interface that does not display all straightway so to speak (what a redesign ?)  however I would like asking if you agree on taking advantage of our facebook group where lots of users talk and discuss of tips and features.. and many of them show proudly their jobs done using Scribus (I guess we could try cooperating to use those images after asking them if wanting to be on display in the official website of Scribus ?
what do you think ? I would really like helping (if possible) on updating or feeding as much as we could sections for the website, they could be (perhaps) a link to this facebook group and page ?
here the links in case:
FB page:

Thanks a lot and many regards to all of you ;)
PDF Generation / Re: PDF different size?
« Last post by Nermander on April 12, 2019, 06:14:56 pm »
It is important to understand how the PDF box model works.

When you set the page size, this is the TrimBox.

When you add 3 mm bleed (if that is what you did), this becomes the BleedBox.

These boxes will be in the PDF you export and a RIP or impositioning software should honor these.

But when Scribus exports a PDF it may set the MediaBox larger than the BleedBox to be able to fit for example crop and fold marks.

For any software capable of honoring the different boxes, this should not matter, because thanks to the TrimBox an BleedBox the contents should be correctly printed. Any content outside the BleedBox may be cropped away.
PDF Generation / PDF different size?
« Last post by suomi on April 12, 2019, 05:51:15 pm »
Hi all,
I can not get this problem right, I am doing something wrong but don't know what.
Setting the size on 325.5 mm x 210.0  extra space on 3mm all around.
When I export this to PDF4 press incl extra space (3mm) it gives me a different size in PDF.
The PDF comes out in 345.6 x 230, it is a mystery for me to solve this. Were does the 20 mm comes from?
Do someone has a solution or has the same experience, and above all, how to get the right size?
I would be very grateful, thanks.
Greets Willem Mulder (Netherlands)
Using macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 and Scribus 1.4.8
Text and Typography / Re: Paragraph and Character Style 'Shortcuts' Missing
« Last post by a.l.e on April 12, 2019, 10:26:40 am »
no, as far as i know, there are no shortcuts for applying styles.

i've created a plugin to apply styles from the keyboard:

but it's not in the main scribus, yet.

currently, the only way to use it, is to compile scribus yourself (the development 1.5.x version) and add the plugin to the source code.
i use it for my work with scribus and it works well...

Text and Typography / Paragraph and Character Style 'Shortcuts' Missing
« Last post by MattWindy on April 12, 2019, 03:06:01 am »
In  Scribus Help there is shown a 'Shortcuts' tab in Paragraph Styles, however, I can't find it in the program. Any ideas?
Announcements and Forum Rules / Re: layout: RTL columns
« Last post by heshy507 on April 11, 2019, 09:24:50 pm »
ok i just tried it and it does in fact work! i am not sure why this was not the case when i tried it last. thank you very much a.l.e
Announcements and Forum Rules / Re: layout: RTL columns
« Last post by a.l.e on April 11, 2019, 10:42:56 am »
hi heshy,

just to be clear: have you found out how to type RTL in scribus?

you have to click on the RTL button in the text palette. it's placed on the left of the "usual" alignment buttons.

if you activate that, the columns will be filled from right to left.

and if you create the columns with guides, you can simply first create a column on the right and then link it to one on the left.

p.s.: you can probably not use the auto text feature. but, personally, i would not use it anyway... linking frames has got so fast, nowadays... (and it will get even more comfortable when my patch for multi page duplication is accepted...)
Announcements and Forum Rules / Re: layout: RTL columns
« Last post by heshy507 on April 11, 2019, 12:26:35 am »
I am using version 1.5.4
Beginner Talk / Re: Snap to guides
« Last post by a.l.e on April 10, 2019, 09:28:52 pm »
if the snapping to guide is active, the frames should snap to the guides.
i don't see what could go wrong...

can you show a sample document that does not work for you?

for most documents, you should probably not activate the grid.
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