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Beginner Talk / creating visiting-card
« Last post by Eos on August 24, 2021, 09:20:33 pm »
Hi people,
i'm new with Scribus. Totally new, so have mercy  ;D
I tried to create on an A4 format 12 visiting-cards and made in Tables 4 rows and 3 columns (12).
In the first rectangle (above, left) i made with frames a layout with text and image and so far so good.
Then i tried to copy that rectangle (first activated) and wanted it to paste in the next rectangle but it didn;t work.
Probably it's not the way to do it.
Can someone help me and explane me which is the best way to do it?
Thanks in advance
Eos.

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Linux / Re: Colorprofile for print not shown
« Last post by Bogo75 on August 24, 2021, 07:01:48 am »
Right 644 and owner is root. It looks exactly like the monitor (and other print) profiles I had installed manually. ATM, I am trying something with the tools from colord. E.g. cd-fix-profile - but without success yet.

Bogo
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Scripts and Plugins / Re: Scribus PhotoBook Tools
« Last post by rafferty on August 23, 2021, 11:47:59 am »
I did some additional tests with tiff-files and found out that compressing the image first to 300 dpi with the Python Pillow package (used in my script) and then creating the pdf-file gives about 25% reduction in pdf file size versus compressing to 300 dpi with Scribus pdf creation only.
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Beginner Talk / Re: creating a book out of multiple pdf documents
« Last post by sRaybourne on August 23, 2021, 11:11:36 am »
Rob,

Yes this is exactly what I'm looking for. When I opened a musescore generated  pdf it was very clear so that's not a problem. I'll try opening and then saving then putting all together.

I don't know scriptor but I'll look it up. Any other hints always welcome.

Spencer
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Beginner Talk / Re: creating a book out of multiple pdf documents
« Last post by RobSay on August 23, 2021, 10:26:20 am »
Hello - this is not strictly a direct answer to your question (but I will come to that) ..

I primarily use scribus for exactly your scenario - transcribing and presenting (old) music manuscripts (1260 pieces in my current manuscript). I generate each piece of music as a separate image file then create image frames in scribus that show the (eps) images. This gives me complete control of the printed page in scribus and allows me to automate titling, layout and indexes. It does require fairly heavy use of scripter for the automation but it means that whenever I regenerate the music, my scribus doc auto updates. For
reference I don't use musescore; all of my music work is in abc - you'd have to evaluate whatever musescore can generate in terms of images for this approach. Master pages and styles are a key component in this as well.

Having said all of that - if you open your multipage PDF you then save that as a scribus doc. Every time I've done this the PDF content on each page appears as a single grouped object which you can then ungroup and edit as required (or copy into another doc). Once you have this, open (or create) your target document and import *pages* - I'm not in front of scribus at the moment but I think it's under the pages menu. The downside of this approach is that if your PDF is regenerated you have start from the beginning. For me, solving exactly your need, I also wanted/needed to use scribus for the page layout and text elements.

cheers

Rob
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Scripts and Plugins / Re: Scribus PhotoBook Tools
« Last post by toyotadesigner on August 23, 2021, 09:28:45 am »
Thank you very much for clarification on this matter. I was asking because I've made hundreds of flyers, brochures, maxi postcards* and books with Scribus (for more than 10 years by now), but »only« with 16/48 bit TIFFs @300 dpi. Many of the images had been scaled and cropped in Scribus, and the results have been extremely sharp, clean and crisp. So, after reading about the compression problems, I wondered if there are the same limitations with TIFFs.

*Sample https://tinyurl.com/wsn8x8dd
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Beginner Talk / creating a book out of multiple pdf documents
« Last post by sRaybourne on August 23, 2021, 04:03:07 am »
I am working on translating and engraving an ancient music manuscript. While there will be some text, most of the book will be pdf files created in musescore. On the Musescore forum someone suggested I give Scribus a try.

I have been able to open a pdf in Scribus but not to get it to go into a multi-page document.

Could someone walk me through the steps of doing this please?
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Scripts and Plugins / Re: Scribus PhotoBook Tools
« Last post by Nermander on August 22, 2021, 09:07:28 pm »
Only JPEG. I have to confess I am not 100% sure it is 16x16 pixels...  Yes, it seems to be called MCU (Minimum Coded Unit). But there is also an 8x8 pixel restriction
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JPEG#JPEG_compression

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The top and left edge of a JPEG image must lie on an 8 × 8 pixel block boundary, but the bottom and right edge need not do so. This limits the possible lossless crop operations, and also prevents flips and rotations of an image whose bottom or right edge does not lie on a block boundary for all channels (because the edge would end up on top or left, where – as aforementioned – a block boundary is obligatory).


I don't think there is lossy compression possible with TIFF?

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Scripts and Plugins / Re: Scribus PhotoBook Tools
« Last post by toyotadesigner on August 22, 2021, 08:54:37 pm »
Does this behavior apply only to JPEG images, or to TIFF images as well?
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Scripts and Plugins / Re: Scribus PhotoBook Tools
« Last post by Nermander on August 22, 2021, 08:37:05 pm »
The compression option for PDF export does, as far as I know, not crop the images.

I know we had disussions in the past about cropping images, because if the cropping does not follow 16 pixel multiples, the cropping will force a recompression of the file (losing quality), because JPEG compression compresses 16x16 pixel blocks. So I had a suggestion for script that looks at the desired crop but crops slightly larger (to avoid recompression). Then the image retains it's quality, and the visible part can be cropped by the image frame.
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