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Installation and Setup / Sudden crash
« Last post by PierreB on October 10, 2021, 04:36:11 pm »
Hello,
I have been using Scribus for many years. It was working yesterday and it is impossible to open this morning. I was using version 1.5.5. on Windows 10.

Only the window for creating a new document opens but without the main scribus window as usual. When I click on OK the window disappears.

When opening Scribus with the console I notice at the end of the output that the files lab.png, spot.png and register.png are not found. The output is finished with:
Warning: Unsupported ICC profile class 70727472
Warning: QPngHandler: Failed to parse ICC profile
Warning: Retrying to obtain clipboard.

I have un-installed 1.5.5 and re-install it (and 1.5.7) the results are exactly the same

I am working on a document that I have to produce by tomorrow!

Many thanks for any help.
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Beginner Talk / Re: Trouble with absolutely first step with Scribus
« Last post by steven8 on October 10, 2021, 04:30:37 am »
In 1.5.7 I opened Edit>Colors and Fill, found X11 in the drop down and selected it to update the available colors with no crash.  I am using Windows 10.  Photo Attached.
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Beginner Talk / Re: Trouble with absolutely first step with Scribus
« Last post by Nermander on October 09, 2021, 06:32:24 pm »
Scribus is not optimal for text heavy books, Scribus is better suited for products like magazines where you lay out each page on its own. There are a lot of people successfully using Scribus for production.

https://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Category:Success_Stories

And, after all, Scribus is free. In all aspects. You are free to not use it.
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Beginner Talk / Re: Trouble with absolutely first step with Scribus
« Last post by davidkachel on October 09, 2021, 04:52:19 pm »
I have come to the conclusion after reading internet posts concerning Scribus that it is not yet ready for prime time and having been in development for 20(?) years now, most likely never will be. It still can't even do footnotes? And the very first instructional step in the documentation, written by the developers, is wrong, and causes a crash?!!! AND, the current stable version cannot run on the current Mac OS, at all?! I had to fight all the way with LibreOffice to write my last book, but it did at least get the job done.
I wish the Scribus developers well, but this seems to be a dead issue.
Thanks for trying to help.
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Beginner Talk / Re: Trouble with absolutely first step with Scribus
« Last post by davidkachel on October 09, 2021, 04:40:16 pm »
1.5.6.1
I first tried the stable version but my Mac would not run it. It reported that Scribus "needed to be updated".
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Beginner Talk / Re: Trouble with absolutely first step with Scribus
« Last post by RodneyLee on October 09, 2021, 03:44:03 pm »
which version of Scribus?
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General Discussion / Re: Will page imposition ever be a built-in feature?
« Last post by mnawij on October 09, 2021, 04:10:42 am »
I really use the simple booklet impose option in InDesign when making proofs for a client, saves me time and that is an important commodity.
I agree, full blown imposition is not needed, but a quick option for proofing a book or zine I would like to see.

https://helpx.adobe.com/ca/indesign/using/printing-booklets.html

Cheers!

mnawij
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General Discussion / Re: Will page imposition ever be a built-in feature?
« Last post by utnik on October 09, 2021, 01:25:33 am »
hi barkley

most .pdf readers support basic booklet imposition. (if yours doesn't, use jpdftweak instead…)
imho there's no need for scribus to do the same.

utnik
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General Discussion / Will page imposition ever be a built-in feature?
« Last post by barkley on October 08, 2021, 10:47:55 pm »
I've been wondering for years at this point if Scribus will ever implement simple booklet page imposition. Every time I look it up, I see blog posts and wiki pages on the topic, and people asking about it, going back nearly a decade. The answer seems to always be that no one wants it or it is too hard to bother with, and there is a workaround using a set of external tools. In practice I found the workarounds so frustrating and error-prone that I gave up. I purchased proprietary desktop publishing software a couple years ago instead.

I can't be the only one who went this way. I primarily use desktop publishing software to lay out and print homemade zines. I use a home printer to print out imposed pages myself to be hand-stapled, or use a cheap self-serve printer at a shop with a PDF that is already correctly imposed. I had assumed this was a relatively common use case for desktop publishing, but maybe I'm wrong.

I'm rooting for Scribus and appreciate what it can do, but this missing feature is a real gap for hobbyists. Is the idea dead in the water? Even the most basic booklet imposition would be a huge boon for zine/comics creators who want to create a physical product.
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Beginner Talk / Trouble with absolutely first step with Scribus
« Last post by davidkachel on October 08, 2021, 10:45:32 pm »
I downloaded Scribus yesterday, found the tutorial and started reading it this morning.
The very first step in the tutorial (which apparently needs updating) caused Scribus to crash. First step was to select "Scribus X11" in Edit>Colors. There is no "Edit>Colors". There IS an "Edit>Colors and Fills..." but in the resulting dialog there is no "Scribus X11" option to select. In fact, I can't select anything, nor can I scroll the list, and it is at that point that Scribus crashed.
The instructions say to edit this setting without having a document open. The setting cannot be changed with or without a document being open.
Can I expect this pattern to continue? I wrote a 400+ page book using LibreOffice a couple of years ago but thought Scribus might be better/more versatile. Is it really this buggy? Or did I just get lucky today?
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