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Layout Issues / Re: 4000 mm x 900mm layout export difficulties.
« Last post by jama251 on June 06, 2019, 06:28:25 pm »
Thanks for this. Much appreciated.
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General Discussion / Re: Display picture
« Last post by pierre on June 06, 2019, 05:49:20 pm »
No, when I open my document .sla the images are visibles but the Show box on the View menu is unchecked. When I work on the document suddenly the images disappear. To make it reappear, check the box and everything comes back in order. This is the first time I see this problem and I had to look for a long time to discover the cause of the sudden disappearance of images.
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General Discussion / Re: Display picture
« Last post by a.l.e on June 06, 2019, 04:04:34 pm »
scribus 1.4 is in maintenance mode and only important issues get fixed.

if i understand you correctly, when you turn of the images display, they don't disappear until scribus triggers a refresh...

depending on the reasons why you're turning the images on and off, that's not a big issue...
... so: how important is it for you?
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General Discussion / Display picture
« Last post by pierre on June 06, 2019, 01:39:30 pm »
I have a problem, my document in Scribus 1.4.8  is displayed with images while the Display Images on the View menu is unchecked.
When we do a manipulation that requires a refresh the images disappear.
Bug or false manipulation? How is this possible?
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Layout Issues / Re: 4000 mm x 900mm layout export difficulties.
« Last post by a.l.e on June 05, 2019, 06:53:57 pm »
if you just need to export, export your document to pdf and then convert the pdf to jpg...

if you want to recreate the file, you can try to first rescale all items, by group everyting and resizing with the keys alt (resize) and ctrl (keep proportions) pressed.

and then copy paste everything in the new file (or first copy paste and then rescale... check what works better for you).

if you can use the snapping to guides and margins you might get to a good result...

depending on the specific content it will work more or less well...


for the fun:

- in scribus 1.5 i can get down to 1%... and my crazy monitor (a laptop 13'...) can show the whole width on 2/3 of the width even at 10% : - ) ... so you might want to get a monitor with a few more pixels... or scribus 1.5 if you're comfortable with working with a development version for scribus
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Layout Issues / 4000 mm x 900mm layout export difficulties.
« Last post by jama251 on June 05, 2019, 06:44:06 pm »
I am producing a banner of a large dimension. The page does not fit the whole of my screen even when down to minimum 10% display. On trying to export to jpeg I find that only the visible part on the screen is exported so I am only getting 70% of my banner.

I can see the obvious "redo at a more manageable dimension" option but is there anything else I can do to create a jpg of the full work? Additionally, is it possible to re-size the whole page rather than start again from scratch?

Learning curves, don't you love them! Appreciate any guidance given.
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General Discussion / Re: Competing Software
« Last post by a.l.e on June 05, 2019, 05:45:29 pm »
i don't know how to reply to this.
but i will try.

if i look at the list of features in https://github.com/nitramr/scribus-indigo/wiki i would say that:

- most panels are now dockable
- i've made a patch for having frame and content properties and it will probably be merged soon
- i've also submitted a patch for keeping the section open that will probably be merged soon
- we have now a dark theme (on top of the light theme... somebody has created the icons, i've made the patch for having it integrated in scribus and jean has pulled it in.)
- hdpi support is there.

the big thing missing from the list is the high configurability per drag and drop, but i'm more and more convinced that it's not something i would like to use (some of the reasons for it can be read here: https://www.ianbicking.org/blog/2019/04/users-want-control-is-a-shrug.html )

if you don't agree on that, please write down your thoughts...


what i would like to see in scribus ASAP are the panel layout improvements:

- a concept for the resources managements (colors creation and use).
- a big re-layout of the palettes that improves the access to the features and compacts their view.

if you wonder how you can help to get there, write down your skills and i can help you with founding tasks that you can do for scribus.

scribus is not a company, and not much will happen if people don't commit and do the hard work (and, really, i regret how things have gone with martin -- the indigo author -- and i'm working hard to avoid that this will happen again! or at least that it won't happen too often anymore...).

so, what are you doing next?

ciao
a.l.e
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General Discussion / Competing Software
« Last post by cyberlizard on June 05, 2019, 04:23:21 pm »
It seems my PC is getting a little trigger happy.  Presently I have InDesign CS6 and Scribus 1.5.4, however recently I have been testing the beta version of Affinity Publisher.  I cannot help but think the Scribus development team take a leaf from their book (no pun intended given we are discussing DTP).  They have gone from initial release beta to what is essentially a release candidate in around two years with an interface that Scribus can only hope to aspire for.  I have said it before but the Scribus UI needs a serious revamp inline with the IndigoDock suggestions that have been made ad-nauseum by myself and others.

Come on development team, it's time to push those updates before Affinity take over.
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Layout Issues / Re: Polygon line is broken (not continuous)
« Last post by LastStarDust on June 05, 2019, 10:31:25 am »
It is all sorted out. Thank you anyway.
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Layout Issues / Re: Polygon line is broken (not continuous)
« Last post by a.l.e on June 05, 2019, 09:51:27 am »
perfect, thanks!

finally, do you still need help for creating your layout or it's all sorted now?
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