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#91
Scripts and Plugins / find and replace particular co...
Last post by srikrishnan - April 01, 2024, 09:47:35 AM
Hi all,

I have a scribus document, in that throughout the document "<italic>some text</italic>" are there, i want to find the text from "<italic> tag to "</italic>" tag and change the text character style to italic font say for e.g. "Times New Roman Italic". is this possible through a python script, within scribus?

if any documentation or sample would be helpful to understand?

Thanks in Advance,
Srikrishnan
#92
General Discussion / Re: [TOC] get an attribute dir...
Last post by a.l.e - March 31, 2024, 10:08:54 PM
yes, now the order seems to be good!

for me the question stays open, if it's better or not to mix the titles from a chain with other titles in between, but we can for sure wait and see if somebody brings a real world document where this matters.
#93
General Discussion / Re: [TOC] get an attribute dir...
Last post by MrB - March 31, 2024, 06:42:20 PM
Hi @a.l.e

Please check out r26077. Its all good now with your toc test 2 file.

Craig
#94
General Discussion / Re: Hiring Scribus Experts for...
Last post by dragonfly - March 30, 2024, 11:03:17 PM
Building on the last idea to import a vectorfile.
I assumed from OP that Quark was being dropped due to cost.

But I do like working with SVG and have been exploring text to svg. Although I largely work in  Ubuntu desktop, in my Windows 10 some time ago I installed VirtualMechanics SiteSpinner PRO. Although rather dated this has the nice feature of exporting multiframe sites to SVG.  This rabbit out of the hat might be another option if you are staying with Windows.

https://www.sitespinner.com/

Although I much prefer Ubuntu to Windows, I might create a Windows VM in my Ubuntu desktop expressly for the purposes of using selected old Windows apps while at same time drawing on Ubuntu assets. I need Windows to run an old Canon scanner, for example. And SiteSpinner.
#95
General Discussion / Re: Hiring Scribus Experts for...
Last post by AdmFubar - March 30, 2024, 10:28:43 PM
Did some digging around and QuarkXpress can export to IDML. Open your template in QX, and export it as IDML, the open the IDML in Scribus and see how well the import is.

This could solve a lot of your learning curve.

Just double checked, the IDML export may only be available in the 2024 version.
#96
General Discussion / Re: Hiring Scribus Experts for...
Last post by dragonfly - March 30, 2024, 09:38:51 PM

I have returned to browsing this forum after a few years break. Noted this thread but I am not looking for any consultancy fees, just offering some tips to your senior designer who has been hooked on Adobe/Quark all these years.

I would not doubt the ability of seniors to pickup new ideas.

I am more than a decade older. Started engineering career in 1955.

My tips to the senior learner are:

Expand your horizon by dual booting between Windows and Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. Not essential but a valuable step away from Microsoft universe.  There is a application Rufus in Windows which explains the steps. This will open a wealth of open source tools.

In Windows (and also Ubuntu if advice is followed) install these applications.

From Internet Archive download EPUB version of the document you refer to. The reason for using EPUB as an anchor point is that documents can be routed to both the web and (in the context of this discussion) into Scribus for final layout and printing.

Install Sigil to view the content of the download EPUB. At point of installation be sure that you tick the box to make Sigil the default EPUB reader. This will be in XML format but it is previewed in a panel.

Now here is the twist in thinking. In parallel with learning the ropes in Scribus, read about the plugin ScribusGenerator (Python script). This allows the document layout to be on a spreadsheet and the individual vars can be imported into template within Scribus.  For example if we download the Internet Archive EPUB we can impor the content into Scribus.

Why complicate matters by adding other applications I hear you say. I have long been an advocate of creating toolchains where Scribus is just one link in the chain. I posted on this some years back but I have honed my thinking.

Another tool I suggest is CherryTree. This is described as a "hierarchical notes editor". But stretch the thinking and we can regard a series of nodes as representing pages in Scribus. Sub nodes can be text frames, image frames and so on. Rather like a movie show.

In this way we can prototype a document layout. But that is for later discussion.

YouTube tutorials suffer from the problem that the learner has to sync with the video. But if we adopt a container such as CherryTree we can use this in eLearning mode to walk the remote learner through complex interactions with desktop application without following screenshots. Such training containers can give feedback to the tutor who does not need to be local for "hand holding" the learner.

End of ideas dump for now. I can expand for your learner who can be a test subject to see if the ideas can be passed on. No fees. I have my own project I am working on.
#97
General Discussion / Re: [TOC] get an attribute dir...
Last post by MrB - March 30, 2024, 09:34:51 PM
Thanks Ale. I'll see what I can find.
#98
Text and Typography / Re: Different text alignment p...
Last post by AdmFubar - March 30, 2024, 09:28:27 PM
from the help file;

Right-to-Left Capability
A fantastic and long-awaited capability is found in the two buttons to the left of the justification set. On the left is Left to Right direction of character placement, as in most Latin languages, and adjacent to it, Right to Left direction for languages using that arrangement, such as Arabic or Hebrew, among others. What you will see is that what happens is language-specific. For languages that use them, ligatures will also be applied.
At this point it should be mentioned that when you are in Select Item mode, any changes will apply to the entire frame contents. In Edit Contents mode, things are a bit more complex.
  • If your cursor is at some particular position, changes in font, fontface, and size apply to the single glyph to the right of the cursor.
  • If your cursor is highlighting a block of text, changes in font, fontface, and size apply to the highlighted glyphs.
  • Changes in linespacing and justification apply to the paragraph in which the cursor is located or in the paragraph(s) where words are highlighted. Note that with automatic linespacing, this is adjusted line-by-line in situations where font size varies from word-to-word or letter-by-letter in the same paragraph. In most cases, you will find that fixed linespacing produces a more attractive result when font size is variable within a paragraph.
#99
Text and Typography / Different text alignment prope...
Last post by winxi - March 30, 2024, 06:25:32 PM
Hi, can somebody tell me the difference between "Align Text Left/Right" and "Left/Right to right/left paragraph" under Text Properties in Scribus 1.6.1?

Thanks!
#100
Text and Typography / Space between paragraphs
Last post by winxi - March 30, 2024, 06:19:28 PM
Hi, is it possible to adjust the space above and below paragraphs from within the "Text Properties"? I can't find the setting (Scribus 1.6.1) but maybe I'm missing something simple.
I know it can be done via Styles, but when experimenting with this setting (e.g. when doing a flyer), using Styles can be quite tedious.

Thanks!