Author Topic: No Insert>Character>Page Number  (Read 224 times)

gonzonovelist

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No Insert>Character>Page Number
« on: October 27, 2020, 11:11:36 pm »
I'm wondering why my copy of Scribus doesn't allow me the insert>character>page number function. Everything on the insert menu from character down is greyed out. I have Ghostscript. Is there a plug in I'm missing for this functionality? I'm running the program on a dual boot computer: Linux Mint 20 on one side, Windows 7 on the other. The computer is an Acer Aspire E15 with AMD A8 quad core processor.

Need an answer ASAP as I'm preparing a book for publication with this software.

Thanks,
Jerry

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Re: No Insert>Character>Page Number
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2020, 01:32:03 am »
hi jerry

you need to be in edit mode in a text frame to insert any character.

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Re: No Insert>Character>Page Number
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2020, 03:13:12 am »
Hey, thanks a lot!
Is there a way to adjust the amount of space the program throws between lines? Mine seems to be double spacing and I want single space or tighter.

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Re: No Insert>Character>Page Number
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2020, 05:48:39 am »
hi jerry

there are different possible settings (depending on the way you format your text).
  • you can define a 'fixed line spacing'.
  • you can set the text on a 'baseline grid' (to be defined in 'document setup')
  • you can let scribus set the text with 'automatic linespacing'
  • you may select one of those methods either in frame (via 'text properties') or as a part of the definition of a 'paragraph style'.
you might like to look into this good scribus manual.

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Re: No Insert>Character>Page Number
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2020, 04:08:56 pm »
Perfect. Thanks again and sorry about the newbie questions. Thanks for the manual link, just what i needed. Seems like a better resource than the wiki.