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#21
Scripts and Plugins / ScribusGenerator with non-Tkin...
Last post by kmhcreative - April 12, 2024, 07:36:45 PM
I made a GUI version of ScribusGenerator that works on a Mac. It's a mod of the Python3 branch. Though I named the script "ScribusGeneratorMac.py" I tested and it also works on Windows and Linux too, because I replaced the Tkinter GUI with a series of Scribus Plugin API dialog boxes. Only tested with Scribus 1.6.1 and 1.7.0svn. I submitted a PR but if you want it now you can grab it from my GitHub repo https://github.com/kmhcreative/ScribusGenerator

I don't actually know how to code Python but I muddled my way through it, so I don't know if it's written "correctly" but it works. I got tired of using the CLI version of the script on Mac and was frustrated that I couldn't get Scribus to use Tkinter even though I have it installed and working on my Mac it can't find it to use it because I installed it through Homebrew, and even when I tried to symlink to where Scribus is looking (which is the location the Python Org installer puts it) I got version conflicts, so I gave up trying to get the Tkinter script to work and just rewrote it to use the API dialogs instead.
#22
Layout Issues / Re: Templates for multiple pag...
Last post by oida - April 12, 2024, 12:54:08 PM
Quote from: Nermander on April 11, 2024, 08:28:31 PMIf you want to create a page template to use on several pages you are probably better off using the scrapbook. Design the page layout, select all objects and Send to scrapbook. Then insert a new page (or delete everything on the page) and doubleclick the entry in the scrapbook.

I think scrapbook items also retain layers, so the template can have objects on different layers.
Thank you for the hint. I was hoping to get it more easy, but i'll try the scrapbook.
Thank's a lot
#23
PDF Generation / Re: what is "file / print prev...
Last post by Nermander - April 12, 2024, 08:21:00 AM
My guess is that it depends on the chosen PDF version, the drop shadow maybe uses transparency, which is not supported by the lower PDF versions.
#24
PDF Generation / Re: what is "file / print prev...
Last post by AdmFubar - April 12, 2024, 12:16:08 AM
It seems to be based on what printer you have installed on your system. Since I have only a b&w printer it generates a greyscale image in the preview. Those are the colors that  your printer can handle. Do you have color management turned on in scribus? Have you turned off the color management in the prefs, and trye the print preview again?
#25
PDF Generation / Re: what is "file / print prev...
Last post by jeepe - April 11, 2024, 10:41:02 PM
You mean that the preview mode is not preview mode, just "view mode"? :)

As to the settings...
what you say sounds as if anything bad or unexpected would be caused by wrong settings...

In this case, there is a drop shadow effect..
which works in the preview mode and doesn't in the print preview / output preview...

My problem is that I'd expect a drop shadow to work...

- - -

okay: you say that the output preview / print preview should be trusted, right?

if only I had a CMYK printer to test it :)

anyway, I'll take that view seriously...

thanks

#26
Beginner Talk / Re: Footnote and end note styl...
Last post by PatJr - April 11, 2024, 10:15:39 PM
I think you have to turn on the experimental features
 
#27
Beginner Talk / Footnote and end note styles g...
Last post by matfirebolt - April 11, 2024, 09:12:14 PM
Hi,
I have used scribus for various things in the past (CD cover, posters, stickers, flyers, etc.) and I like it quite much. I now wanted to create a longer brochure with footnotes and I am struggling at the very beginning. When I open scribus 1.6.1 on Mac, create a new document and go to the "edit" menu, the entry "Foot and end note styles" is greyed out (remark: I am using the German version, so the name of the menu entry could be a bit different). The same happens when I select a word in a text box, right click and go to "insert text marker": all the menu entries are greyed out.
I am probably missing some setting... Maybe someone has an idea?
#28
Layout Issues / Re: Templates for multiple pag...
Last post by Nermander - April 11, 2024, 08:28:31 PM
As for page templates, you probably created Master pages, and in Scribus those are essentially page backgrounds.

If you want to create a page template to use on several pages you are probably better off using the scrapbook. Design the page layout, select all objects and Send to scrapbook. Then insert a new page (or delete everything on the page) and doubleclick the entry in the scrapbook.

I think scrapbook items also retain layers, so the template can have objects on different layers.
#29
Layout Issues / Templates for multiple pages
Last post by oida - April 11, 2024, 05:36:10 PM
Hi,

just in a learning curve in Scribus and while some things seems easy there are some things  i did'nt understand. While i have found out how to generate a index i was unable to fix two things, which drives me crazy.

1.) use a template for all pages
I created a page template with different frames and now i want to use the template for all pages or better, for pages 6 to 120.

2.) no page numbers on pages 1-5, start counting on page 6 as number 1.
I played a little with the sections but have no success for now. The page numbering is in masterpages, each one for left and one for the right side.

I am using Scribus 1.5.8 under Debian 12.

Please, if you can guide me through this issues this will be of great help.

Thank you all in advance and stay safe
#30
Free discussion / Re: Serif, maker of Affinity
Last post by OSDP - April 11, 2024, 05:31:44 PM
"1. We are committed to fair, transparent and affordable pricing, including perpetual licenses that have contributed to the success of Affinity."

"We know this model has been a key part of the Affinity offering and are committed to continuing to offer perpetual licenses in the future."

"3. We will provide Affinity free of charge to schools and nonprofit associations (NBA)."

See in a few years, the distance or proximity of these two promises.

https://affinity.serif.com/fr/press/newsroom/affinity-and-canva-pledge/