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Beginner Talk / Re: Recreate "green" zebra paper as (master) page
« Last post by RodneyLee on June 02, 2019, 04:07:31 pm »
I love 1.54, been using 1.5 for years, never tried 1.4
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Beginner Talk / Re: Recreate "green" zebra paper as (master) page
« Last post by prino on June 02, 2019, 04:02:17 pm »
Thank you, well maybe...

You've created this with 1.5.4, whereas I'm still using 1.4.8 (I don't like beta-testing software), and that doesn't like it. I tried to install 1.5.4, which went OK, but the page doesn't show anything sensible, just empty areas with diagonal lines.

Even worse, but that's absolutely not your fault, 1.4.8 & 1.5.4 cannot be installed in parallel (at least on Wondoze), as 1.5.4 will suddenly become the default for opening .SLA files, and uninstalling that one completely removes the default handler for .SLA files, forcing you to uninstall and reinstall it.
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Beginner Talk / Re: Recreate "green" zebra paper as (master) page
« Last post by RodneyLee on June 02, 2019, 03:26:47 pm »
I just had to play with this, 2 layers Backgound and text, not sure distance's between line I used your graphic as template
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Beginner Talk / Re: Recreate "green" zebra paper as (master) page
« Last post by RodneyLee on June 02, 2019, 03:14:03 pm »
I see your paper is not what I thought (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_printer) still you could easily draw this in Scribus as a background layer.
does your text have to sit on a line?
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Beginner Talk / Re: Recreate "green" zebra paper as (master) page
« Last post by RodneyLee on June 02, 2019, 03:01:46 pm »
Not sure, seems like you can just draw it on a Layer and put all your text on a new layer
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Beginner Talk / Recreate "green" zebra paper as (master) page
« Last post by prino on June 02, 2019, 11:30:38 am »
The attached zebra.png is an attempt to recreate old zebra paper as used by line-printers in a long gone age. The image was manually created as a TIFF file from measurements of a hi-res (2400 dpi) scan translated to pixels (in other words, it needs scaling to actually print it in the proper size, and then converted to a PNG, as this forum doesn't allow TIF images.... It also contains, but this is less relevant, two slightly different coloured halves, and each bar contains slightly different coloured rows of top and bottom pixels.

I can (almost) certainly recreate it as an SVG using Inkscape, which I'm rather more as ease with than with Scribus, and export that as PNG, but given that I would like to use it as a master page for entering text, I'd love to have it as an SLA file. However, having only ever made one simple SLA with just a tiny bit of text, I'm pretty clueless as how I would create what is essentially a set of lines that are stuck together, so if anyone could give me a very simple example that I could use as a template, I'd be very grateful.
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Layout Issues / Re: Diary -
« Last post by Nermander on June 01, 2019, 09:45:35 am »
To learn to make impositions you could just make a test document with huge page numbers (or month namnes if you prefer).

Most of the impositioning tools on the page I linke to create a new PDF, so when trying out you do not need to test actual print until you see it seems to look as it should.

Especially if you want to print double sided, there are two things that need to be right:
1. The placement of pages on each sheet
2. How the back side of the sheet is rotated (does the printer tumble or turn when printing duplex?)
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Beginner Talk / Re: Master page not retaining certain properties
« Last post by Rasmus on May 31, 2019, 11:17:51 pm »
Thanks.

As I was tinkering with this I tore the entire master down and remade it from scratch. I cannot replicate the issue so I am guessing I just did something wrong on my first attempt. :)
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Beginner Talk / Re: Master page not retaining certain properties
« Last post by utnik on May 31, 2019, 08:10:25 pm »
hi rasmus

…This pagenumber has been set to 50% colour not to "pop" too much…
…and here's the rub, the pagenumber turns back to 100% colour…

how did you set the page number to 50%?
if you reduced the 'saturation' ('properties' → 'text' → 'color & effects'), it should stay that way. but if you changed the opacity of the frame ('properties' → 'colors') it depends on the .pdf version if the reduced value will stay or change to full opacity. (.pdf 1.3 can't handle transparencies and scribus doesn't flatten them…)
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…and I cannot click on page 3 or 4 or so on's page number box to edit it manually.

that's by design – scribus won't allow to edit master page items on an actual document page.

utnik
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User Interface / Re: Scribus UI/UX and Styles
« Last post by a.l.e on May 31, 2019, 10:26:11 am »
i think that you have missed the part where i mostly agree with tim_occ (up the the plan to split everything in small widgets that float around... because of: https://www.ianbicking.org/blog/2019/04/users-want-control-is-a-shrug.html).

defining resources in place (colors, styles)  is something i've been wanting for years, but somebody has to do the coding work and i have other priorities.
what about you?

we probably do different kind of works with scribus, but creating and applying colors is the last thing i find hard in scribus.
applying character and paragraph styles is something that made me suffering... since i know how to program, i have a patch i've been using for years... sadly, there was technical reason that made it hard to distribute it to other people... but that might be partially solved now and it might get in soon...
i got other people to improve other specific parts, in fields in which i'm not so proficient. by describing exactly what i needed, why and how to improve it. it did not always work, but it sometimes did.

finally, your rant comes over like telling a mum that her child looks ugly, just look at that other child his dad makes her look so cute. just do the same as him.
maybe you don't understand that mother's esthetic, maybe there are reasons why her child looks the way he looks, maybe you should give that child an ice cream and when he starts smiling, you will notice that he is also soooooo cute... even with one leg...
or maybe that mum needs some help... and judgemental guys are the last thing she needs.

tu capisce?

ciao
a.l.e
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