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NastyKhan:

--- Quote from: AdmFubar on May 04, 2022, 11:42:07 pm ---If you can give a better example of that you are putting into a document and what you want to change per eash document

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Well, as I said - I want to make playing cards. I want all of them to look the same, so I make template for a single card, like this one:

https://www.pikpng.com/pngvi/iwwiwhb_blank-trading-card-templates-playing-card-clipart/

However, let's assume I changed my mind and want to re-design look of my cards. All at once. In my opinion, the best way to achieve that, would be to have it stored somewhere. In some sort of library, maybe? Or multiply it as a reference instead of new instances? There must be a way.

What would be the best approach to accomplish this in Scribus?

AdmFubar:
Ok I've figured out a solution, this will work if you use images for your card faces. It isnt perfect but will get the job done.[ You need to make at least two directories, more for additional card faces styles and one as a working directory. Make the style of card faces you want. Save them in one of the directories used as storage, and copy them into the working directory.[/size]As you build your cards in scribus you will use the images in the working directory. When you want to change the look of the cards, make a new directory to store them and copy the new style over the old ones. you just need to use the same name for the new images as old ones. .
Load your scribus document with the first set, print or save to pdf, close that document, copy the the second style of images over the old files in the working directory and reopen the your scribus card deck file. The new backgrounds should now be in place of of the previous set. If you use the "collect for output" option for saving, you have the card deck sets saved individually for later reprints.

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