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Linux / Re: Scribus 1.6.2 was not able...
Last post by jghali - Today at 03:17:08 PM
I installed a Debian 12 virtual machines yesterday and managed to build Scribus 1.6.2 on it successfully. But Debian 12 comes with Python 11, not 12, so I also suspect a custom Python, presumably built without -fPIC option.
Linux / Re: Scribus 1.6.2 was not able...
Last post by a.l.e - Today at 10:36:39 AM
sometimes, i wonder if people have lost the skill to copy paste text and only can do screenshots : - )

anyway, for the little that is visible in the screenshot, i would say that this is not a "typical" error due to missing dependencies.

i googled the error "against hidden symbol pkgcontext" and this is what i've found:

since you're compiling a release version of scribus, instead of using a binary (packaged by your distribution or in the appimage), i wonder if you also have a self compiled python, with incompatible flags (as the stackoverflow answer hints).

another source for the issue, could be that you're mixing old and new compiled files, while having had an update of system installed libraries...
but you seem to use a "scribus-1.6.2" which seems to hint to a newly created directory.
PDF Generation / Re: Best pdf output for Family...
Last post by kiwi_steve - Today at 02:44:52 AM
Can I just confirm, you are bringing the charts and the text in as an image?  Are you able to separate the text away from the chart, then add the text in text boxes in Scribus?

Also, as sersha mentioned - you can right-click images and choose Preview Settings, then Full Resolution - it slows down the editor if you leave them all in full resolution - so I use that option to see what the images will look like when printed, then switch it back to normal resolution...

Exporting to PDF should also have everything in full resolution unless you have compression turned on.

Cheers, Steve
MacOS / Re: Preferences gray out for 1...
Last post by reckoz - June 17, 2024, 04:25:44 PM
Quote from: MrB on June 12, 2024, 08:58:16 PMI'd suggest trying to run Scribus in English as a test. You can do that from the command line eg "scribus -l en".

Or in the prefs150.xml (example name), check for similar text:
                <context name="user_preferences">
                        <attribute key="gui_language" value="en_US"/>

Having ensured Scribus is closed, change the value there as above, and reopen Scribus.

Thanks. The issue is solved! The ' Preferences ' becomes clickable after changing the GUI language to English. The problem may arise due to the missing translation of this item in the new version. 
Linux / Re: Scribus 1.6.2 was not able...
Last post by licheng - June 17, 2024, 03:03:36 PM
This is the screenshot of the error message.

PDF Generation / Re: Best pdf output for Family...
Last post by sersha - June 17, 2024, 01:22:24 PM
Just wanted to make certain, that you do not mistake the perceived "uncrispness" of imported PDFs onscreen with the real quality of the output.
There is a setting in Scribus, where you can set different quality of displayed images and vectors. It exists, in order to speed up the graphics-rich documents
 So, it might look somewhat fuzzy, but when you export a final PDF, it will be crispy. So the question is, did you check the final output or simply saw how it appears at the monitor? Hope it helps.
PDF Generation / Re: Best pdf output for Family...
Last post by FemmesoleNZ - June 17, 2024, 10:56:58 AM
Further to the question about why I did not just import pdf directly. Replying in case anyone else strikes the same issues. I have just spent some time trying this out (because I had not realised it was possible).

I have already published one 675 page book from Scribus; brilliant programme for me but I am probably never going to use it to full potential.

Because I am using charts and reports from Legacy Family Tree I print the pdfs generally in Arial Narrow 12pt; this is because it looks about 11pt when imported into Scribus page margins. Using pdf import for the charts was not too bad but did not have the 'crispness' I obtained when converting to png then importing.

The reports are multipage and required splitting. The pdf splitter I was using did not do this well, the font being altered and fuzzy. I attempted several splitters; some were better at not altering the font but did not handle large files. For example, one pdf was 1.5GB and I ended up with 42 files each 1.5GB in size.

Finally found one (PDFSam) that produced ok font and each page about the size it should be, but when imported into image frame in Scribus font was again fuzzy.

So I am now back to exporting from Legacy, converting all into png files and importing png files into image frames in Scribus.

Thank you for the question though; spurred me to find out the above.

PDF Generation / Re: Best pdf output for Family...
Last post by FemmesoleNZ - June 17, 2024, 10:35:01 AM
Thank you, Steve. That's most helpful and about what I am thinking now after a couple of intensive days.
Beginner Talk / Re: Using Scribus with childre...
Last post by WilkoatWestfield - June 17, 2024, 10:34:06 AM
Thank you for your input - really appreciated.

I like the recommendation of Inkscape - we also do a unit on Vector Graphics and this looks ideal.

I do completely agree that Scribus won't be as "entertaining" or exciting as other options. To some extent this is the appeal. I am focusing on the learning along the way, not the merits of the final output - as to produce something really polished on Scribus would take a lot of work, but dead easy in Canva or Adobe Express.

However, I have found young children are easily pulled in by the "fun" bits of design programs and the result is often then can use a particular app well as as an end user but don't necessarily have any explicit understanding or knowledge of skills behind what they are doing. They can produce something great quite easily, but they have been spoon-fed all the components. Once they are older, they'll be messing about with snapchat filters and whatever other nonsense will exist by the time they are teenagers, so there is plenty of time for that.

I want children to understand the very basics of layout - text boxes, image boxes, background colours, changing fonts and sizes. I find many web-based options are often too distracting for young children with a focus around things like templates and preset colour palettes and premade designs as starting points to just edit the text. I know it means the lessons might look 25 years out of date but these basics are often missed out and children are just at the perils of what the latest app does or doesn't do. 

Does this make sense to anyone?
Linux / Re: Scribus 1.6.2 was not able...
Last post by a.l.e - June 17, 2024, 09:34:53 AM
you will need to share the error message.

you can paste it in a text file and attach it to a post.