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Robert Barnes

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Suggestion: Resize command
« on: November 22, 2021, 08:19:53 pm »
Hi folks,

In another application I have found very useful a menu command for adjusting the size of multiple selected objects such as frames and polygons. It looks like this: Window > Size to > Tallest | Shortest | Widest | Narrowest.

Not being a programmer, I have no suggestions about how this can be done, but I think it would be a worthy addition to Scribus.

Thanks for all the great work that has gone into Scribus thus far--the more I use it the more I appreciate it.

toyotadesigner

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Re: Suggestion: Resize command
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2021, 12:15:04 pm »
Solution: Draw a rectangle to the size of the page without margins. Let's say your page is a DIN A4 page 210 mm wide and 297 mm height, with a margin of 10 mm each side.
So the width of your workspace is 190 mm, the height 277 mm, and the new rectangle will cover your workspace.
Now select all elements with your mouse and GROUP them.
Then go to PROPERTIES, click the chain to keep the aspect ratio and type the new size of 100 mm for the width.
The group will rescale, and all enclosed elements will be scaled accordingly.
Now select the group and right click -> UNGROUP.
Pretty straight forward and simple.
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