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Beginner Talk / Re: Trouble importing graphs to Scribus
« Last post by AdmFubar on January 02, 2022, 09:55:05 pm »
I had no issue with copying the copying and pasting the graphic with right click and used copy from the .odg file opened in LO and then pasting directly into Scribus. In Scribus I had to use CTRL-v

Beginner Talk / Trouble importing graphs to Scribus
« Last post by yuni on January 02, 2022, 08:12:37 pm »
I'm having issues importing graphs, particularly the text-part.

I have a few graphs that I created in LibreOffice Calc.
Now I'm looking for a way to import that into Scribus so that when I make the final PDF publication the text will still be selectable (converting to images is not an option).
I'm using Scribus 1.4.8.

To start with, the .ods file I get from Calc is not directly importable, so it needs to be converted to something else first.
Calc doesn't offer any useful exports, so I'm copying my content to LibreOffice Draw and exporting there.
Draw gives more useful options - I focused on .eps and .svg.

If I import (File / Import / Get Vector File) the .svg file, it imports the picture, but not the text.
This is probably expected according to this article:

Importing the .eps file doesn't work at all, though. I get Fatal Error, Importing file: C:/Dummy.eps failed!
I also tried opening the svg in Inkscape and exporting to .eps there, as suggested here:
but this didn't work either - same error. I'm not sure what is wrong as the error message doesn't say.

Both .eps files seem to be OK, as opening them in IrfanView works normally.

The files can be found here:

What's the best way to go about this? Any help is appreciated.

Beginner Talk / Re: Importing idml as well as the images and fonts - New to Forums :)
« Last post by utnik on December 30, 2021, 11:42:17 pm »
hi kevin

there was a bug which leaded to a crash. but in the newer .svn versions it is fixed and you can open ('file' → 'open', not 'import') .idml files.
i almost never need it, but it works. i just tested it with scribus1.5.8.svn-r24780.

Beginner Talk / Re: Importing idml as well as the images and fonts - New to Forums :)
« Last post by kevinh on December 30, 2021, 11:06:04 pm »
hey thanks ToyotaDesigner and Nermander :)

Nermander, I think I saw a similar post when researching yesterday.

Do you happen to know where I can get a download link?

Thank you :)
Beginner Talk / Re: Importing idml as well as the images and fonts - New to Forums :)
« Last post by Nermander on December 30, 2021, 10:20:13 pm »
Scribus has, as far as I know, limited support form IDML import. I found this thread from several years ago. So you would probably need a development version.,573.msg2640.html#msg2640
As far as I know, there is no way to import an INDD or IDML file into Scribus.

All I know is that you can open an IDML file with Affinity Publisher, export the document as a PDF and open the PDF with Scribus. The text looks a bit weird, but the rest is ok.

Beginner Talk / Importing idml as well as the images and fonts - New to Forums :)
« Last post by kevinh on December 30, 2021, 02:15:32 am »

I am new to the forums and my name is Kevin.

I have an idml file with the fonts and images in separate folders.

May I ask how to import everything so the original design (that was in an indd format) look correct?

Sorry, I searched the forums and couldn't figure it out.
I can't import anything for some reason.

Edit: So, I realized I probably need to open the idml file first then click the import buttons (which were greyed out before) but now after opening the idml file they are still greyed out (can't click).
I do notice that even duplicate of the idml files say converted beside the file title. Not sure if this is important.
(sorry, I'm really new to Scribus)

Edit #2:  Okay, so I put the fonts and images in the root folder and it sort of worked.
Some fonts didn't work and some images didn't show.
Perhaps I should just sign up for a trial version of InDesign :(

I have Scribus and I'm on MacOS Monterey.

Thank you so much for reading this.
I hope you and your family stay well.

Best regards,
Kevin H.
General Discussion / Re: PDF Bookmarks
« Last post by silverwoodchuck47 on December 29, 2021, 10:53:55 pm »
So according to, p. 4.

Bookmarks are ordered by creation date, not appearance in a document.

1. Ensure that each bookmark that you want to appear in the PDF output document has Is PDF Bookmark checked. Do this by right-clicking the textbox, then select PDF Options, then place a checkmark by  Is PDF Bookmark .

2. Next, open the Bookmarks window, then order the bookmarks there by drag and dropping with your mouse. 

3. Then create the PDF.  Verify the order of the bookmarks.

I went back and checked one of my old newsletter and to my horror found the same problem.  I implemented the solution above and it worked.
Text and Typography / Re: Scribus not respecting no-break spaces
« Last post by _m90 on December 25, 2021, 02:15:26 pm »
Hi Biblio,
i could replicate that issue - seems like the dash (as a preferred break-point?) overrides the behaviour of the non-breaking space. The line breaks before the space in my example.
Good news is, you could use a "WORD JOINER (U+2060)" between the en-dash and the non-breaking-space to make it work the way you expected!

Best regards,
Layout Issues / Re: Baseline grid creates weird spaces
« Last post by utnik on December 24, 2021, 01:05:03 pm »
hi ewac

So apparently this does not count as a bug…
…it sometimes creates an empty line not only right above the Umlaut, but also above the prior line that does not contain an Umlaut...

this space between the upper lines must be a scribus bug. (but jean ghali sees it different…)

…what I'm doing now is to use the regular A, U, O in the text and then create a seperate text frame with the Umlaut Ä, Ü, Ö and place it on top of the other letter. Using a different color at first to be able to see that I get the position very exact on top of the other…

this is a dangerous solution. if you edit your text, the capital umlaut will be misplaced.
even if i like the baseline grid, in cases where i can't set the grid to match all of the used glyphs of my font i would consider to set a fixed line spacing (same as the baseline) and just put the first lines to the baselines. ('file' → 'document setup' → 'item tools' → 'text' → 'first line offset')

Maybe not a bug in Scribus, but maybe a bug in the font?

i can see an anchor above the top line of the letter grid (see screenshot) – but this might be usual. i don't know much about font metrics.

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