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User Interface / toolbar icons
« Last post by Modder on April 14, 2022, 12:23:33 pm »
Hello. The program is annoyingly usable on 4k screen with those tiny icons in the toolbar. Is there any way to increase the size?.
One of the trademarks of the free software is you can modify it (opposite than windows propietary bla bla...).  Could a person get some support from the developers if you decide/need to do that?. Would definitely be a very welcomed improvement.
Here a 32x32 icon in the toolbar. I guess everybody likes:

Text and Typography / Re: alternative to GREP in scribus ?
« Last post by DIYPlanner on April 12, 2022, 08:30:40 pm »
I think write a script with Python regular expression might be one way to deal with this.
Hi everyone:
I wrote a script for those who need to create kdp paperback interiors with correct page margins accroding to different page numbers.This script also check if your custom page sizes for kdp paperback books are meeting kdp's official specification.If there are page number less than kdp's minimal page count or more than that,or the page size you enter are invalid,it alerts you.You need to enter the desired page number,trim width and trim height for your book when you execute this script.It generates one page document with correct margin and size,you need to make copies of pages for your want.

This script is on very early stage,there is also a plan for making GUIs for it.You can also help me improve this script.Just grab a copy from attachment below.
Text and Typography / alternative to GREP in scribus ?
« Last post by lejeudedameslemag on April 12, 2022, 04:01:53 pm »
I would like to do that find/replace :
Original text (example) : 37.27-21 16x27 38.38-32 27x29 39.34x1 10-14 40.31-27 22x31 41.36x27 11-16 42.1-34 9-13 43.34-43
Modified text : 37.27-21 16x27 38.38-32 27x29 39.34x1 10-14 40.31-27 22x31 41.36x27 11-16 42.1-34 9-13 43.34-43
(Notation for draughts game)
Easy with GREP but Scribus hasn't GREP
Thanks for answer
            x              (x)                    what format is the imported test in? .doc , .odt? etc...are you using styles in scribus?
sounds like there is an error in the document you created.. and/or the import might have a strange bit of code or a flaw that glitches scribus.

I'm new to Scribus; using a text box for story title and another for story text.  when I import text, that's fine but it also reformats the title box back to plain text. I'm stuck!
Scribus forums / Re: All attempts to open PDFs fail
« Last post by Steel Rat on April 10, 2022, 01:29:56 am »
Nothing else, I guess.

Scribus won't work for me.
Installation and Setup / Re: Scribus won't open anymore,
« Last post by toyotadesigner on April 09, 2022, 05:58:41 pm »
You might open »Fontbook« (App) to check if the font is still available or activated.

You might start Scribus without opening a document and go to Preferences -> Fonts -> and check, if the font is available (see screenshot)

You might have to tell Scribus where your additional fonts are located, that means the user fonts. They are usually stored in /Users/User/Library/Fonts.

In worst case, you might restart your Mac. This will empty the temporary cache and Scribus will read the installed font list again.

If it is even worse, you can uninstall Scribus with »AppCleaner.App« (, restart your Mac and reinstall Scribus.

Hope this helps.

PDF Generation / Re: Font printing issues
« Last post by toyotadesigner on April 09, 2022, 05:46:14 pm »
A standard postscript (laser) printer is simpler than a professional printer. The professional printer usually does have a RIP (Raster Image Processor), which translated all objects of a PDF to the printer language, which usually runs PostScript Level 3.0.
If the standard postscript printer does print the file, it could be that it runs PostScript Level 2.0 (my guess).
Your guess with the translation is the weak link, correct. The variables are: PostScript Level 2.0, PostScript Level 3.0, RIP with different postscript levels…

The font size is not relevant at all.

Printing from a browser — or i.e. from »Preview« on macOS — is a different story: You can even print to a non-postscript printer, because the browser or app renders the page(s) completely for any printer, even for a cheap inkjet printer. In this case, the printer is just a dumb device that sprays ink onto the paper, that means the app »translates« the PDF as good as it can.

Example: I can print a Scribus document to a large format printer, if I use a Software RIP, which translates PostScript Level 3.0. The LF printer doesn't have a built-in RIP. If I want to print the Scribus document to my cheapo inkjet printer, I have to generate a PDF (any version) and print that PDF to my inkjet printer with the »Preview« App. There is no way to print directly from Scribus to my cheapo printer.

I know, this sounds complicated, and believe me, it is complicated  ;D
PDF Generation / Re: Font printing issues
« Last post by scriber on April 09, 2022, 04:03:26 pm »
This should be the official Liberation fonts project site:

Font is designed by Steve Matteson from Red Hat.
You can find infos also on adobe database:

Here you can find a reply that explain what Liberation fonts are designed for:

Liberation is the collective name of four TrueType font families: Liberation Sans, Liberation Sans Narrow, Liberation Serif and Liberation Mono. These fonts are metrically compatible with Monotype Corporation's Arial, Arial Narrow, Times New Roman, and Courier New (respectively), the most commonly used fonts on Microsoft Windows operating system and Office suite, for which they are intended as free substitutes.

Anyway the question is:
why when printing to printer-1 it works, but doesn't work if the same PDF is sent from the same machine to printer-2.

I cannot understand the reason of this "strange behavior":
- if the font is embedded, their operative system shouldn't be needed to have that font installed.
- if they have any problem with a specific printer only, I would say that printer cannot "translate" properly that font.
- but if finally they were able to print by opening the PDF using the browser and launch from there.. how the printer has been able to "translate" properly that font?

Anyway thanks for your suggest about OpenType Fonts, I'll ask to printing press shop a preview check on all fonts used in my document.
Is there any standard template page to try a font against a set of PC-OS and Printer?
I suspect also the font size could interfere to the printer.
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