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I write here, but I'm not sure it is the right place.
I've discovered in the "insert - character" menu, the voice "page number" that is what I'm looking for. I've inserted it and it works as I thought.

Now I'm still searching a variable to insert the DATE of today.
Do it exist? I've looked around on a search engine but I don't ding it, just some workaround.
Is this the right way?

Thank you



From what I can tell there isn't one, yet. Perhaps in the upcoming 1.6 release..
Using Scribus 1.6.1, openSUSE 15.5
Advanced hobbyist


you ask questions...

on the one side: scribus does not have a way to add a date field that gets automatically updated.

there are reasons for it.

but there are a few ways to add a date in a scribus document:

- add it to a header / footer in the master page,
- use a pattern / symbol,
- use a variable text.
- (there might be more ways...)

which one is the best one for you, depends on what exactly you plan to do with the date (and how you define today)

i'm taking notes in:


I have tried inserting a variable text mark in several places and it works correctly, even when you use different text styles in each place (changing font or alignment to left-centred-right).

But I can't manage to apply "align text forced justified" to the variable text markup.

Is it possible to apply "align text forced justified" to a variable text markup?