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#1
Layout Issues / Re: Struggling with the book t...
Last post by sersha - June 25, 2024, 06:17:25 AM
You should use Sections to structure the pagination. Here is a good video on the topic:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ792oi1rOk
Hope it helps!
Regards, S.
#2
Beginner Talk / Re: Default text size
Last post by Shadok - June 25, 2024, 05:52:49 AM
Quote from: PatJr on June 25, 2024, 04:15:31 AMnot sure, try an F4 and adjust the default paragraph style

Thanks, that working for me.
#3
Beginner Talk / Re: Default text size
Last post by PatJr - June 25, 2024, 04:15:31 AM
not sure, try an F4 and adjust the default paragraph style
#4
Layout Issues / Re: Struggling with the book t...
Last post by PatJr - June 25, 2024, 04:06:52 AM
I don't follow exactly.
Some times it helps to post up a simplified sample file that demonstrates any issues.

#5
User Interface / Re: Better interaction with la...
Last post by AdmFubar - June 25, 2024, 03:54:13 AM
My $0.02 worth. I like to see the assigned layer color on the layer window., I'm usually looking at the outline window, and not the bottom window frame for the status of the current active layer.
#6
Layout Issues / Struggling with the book templ...
Last post by C.Bass.Chin - June 24, 2024, 11:18:45 PM
Hi all

I have experience with MS Publisher and LibreOffice Draw, but there's a lot in this software I don't understand yet.

I'm working on a book that is pretty graphics intensive and I'd rather spend my time writing and designing than learning new software from scratch. Therefore, I used the default book template for starting my document.

I've been able to fumble my way to some successes, but am feeling annoyed that the page count starts with "Chapter 1" and shows that it's the 13th page. It is only the 13th page if you count the cover and all the other TOC and such pages that come before.

I tried messing about with master pages but didn't have any success worth reporting... I changed it to page one for "Chapter 1" but then it changed it to page 1 for the first page of all successive chapters.

Any tips or tricks would be helpful... It's amazing that such versatile, powerful software is free, but hopefully it turns out to be easier to use than it looks at first glance. I suspect I'll be here frequently asking newbie questions.

Cheers!
#7
Beginner Talk / Re: Recurring text to many pag...
Last post by AdmFubar - June 24, 2024, 08:04:42 PM
You need to activate these features. File/Preferences, in the preferences window look to the third last entry in the list on the left. Should be "Experimental" click and check the box "Enable notes marks and other related features"
#8
Text and Typography / Re: Aligning Numbered Lists Ve...
Last post by Nermander - June 24, 2024, 07:44:10 PM
Quote from: r_tgur on June 24, 2024, 04:06:41 PMbut it all goes wrong when the list goes from number 9 to number 10:
To me this clearly indicates there is not enough space for 2 digits before the first tab position.

I think you need to set a tab also at 5,5 mm, it looks as if you have not set a manual tab and then it tabs to the default tab spacing.
#9
Text and Typography / Re: Aligning Numbered Lists Ve...
Last post by sersha - June 24, 2024, 06:53:19 PM
For me, it seems like the case of Hanging Indents. Here is a very short video on the topic (not mine :):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqXpLmMtTM0
Hope it helps!
S.
#10
Text and Typography / Aligning Numbered Lists Vertic...
Last post by r_tgur - June 24, 2024, 04:06:41 PM
Hello,

I've just started using Scribus and, after watching many tutorials online, I managed to create a document with almost all of the features I needed. However, I am having trouble with a numbered list. I have a list of 35 items that need to be numbered, but I need the text to be aligned vertically, like this:

https://postimg.cc/R3YpgXrH

I can achieve this alignment if I use a bulleted list, but not with a numbered list.

I've tried to do it manually by setting tab stops when editing paragraph styles -> properties -> tabulators and indentation (setting the 1st line indent to -4mm and the intent for the paragraph to 5,5 mm), but it all goes wrong when the list goes from number 9 to number 10:

https://postimg.cc/w3w22whT

Is there a way to solve this?
I came across some topics here in the forum that might help, but since the images had been removed, I couldn't understand the possible solutions.

PS: It's the first time I'm posting something here. I tried to attach 2 images, but I don't know if I did it properly. I hope you can see them.