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Beginner Talk / Re: greyscale images still sho...
Last post by digirew - July 18, 2024, 07:43:39 PM
Thank you utnik,

From initial tests that seems to do the job perfectly!
General Discussion / Re: Remove color from document...
Last post by a.l.e - July 16, 2024, 03:05:01 PM
Probably*, you can open the .sla file with a text editor, find the (first) occurrence of "White" and add

to it:

<COLOR NAME="White" SPACE="CMYK" C="0" M="0" Y="0" K="0" Spot="1"/>
It's a hack, but if you can confirm that it does what you want, I think that it might be worth to ask for a way to mark any existing color as a spot one.

Attached are a .sla and the resulting Pdf with a spot White...

* In the attached .sla and .pdf it seems to have been working, but I have no way to check if everything is indeed correct.
General Discussion / Remove color from document /sc...
Last post by Silver - July 16, 2024, 11:53:25 AM

I need help.
Scribus automatically has a white and black color defined. I cannot delete or alter (name) these colors.
However for printing i need a white color as a spot color with the name "White", there cannot be 2 Whites.
So is there a backdoor or whatever, a way to delete or alter the orignal white color scribus provides?

I can't even call my White "white" with lower case, it HAS to be "White".

Or maybe alter something in scribus it's files and folder? The code for this has to be stored somewhere right?

It's so frustrated that these colors are locked. I might end up losing a client and money over this issue if i can't fix this. And i can't use illustrator or whatever cause paying a lot of money for a program you only use 3 times in a year is ridiculous.
General Discussion / Re: Remove Styles Unused
Last post by Adi Mira Michaels - July 15, 2024, 09:24:05 PM
There is still the same problem.
You answered 2019. Now we are in 2024.

I also have a lot of problems with the way styles should work in Scribus 1.5.2 or 1.6.8.
I´m disgusted.
Beginner Talk / Re: apply text style to all ta...
Last post by jeepe - July 13, 2024, 12:09:43 PM
thank you, utnik,

this is what I too observed...

anyway, I read everywhere that tables don't function in Scribus...
but my conclusion is that Scribus is good and precise, even with tables.

I like it :)

(I have never edited a magazine on paper, so I can't really tell, but so far, designing
a book's cover, and the TOC, Scribus excels, works pretty well, and offers a great amount of control over every detail)

In your profile pic, is it a Unicum bottle?
Beginner Talk / Re: apply text style to all ta...
Last post by utnik - July 13, 2024, 07:05:23 AM
hi jeepe

i just tested in scribus 1.6.2. you can apply table styles to a slection of table cells, but unfortunately you can't do the same with paragraph styles or character styles.
this might be worth to file a feature request.

Beginner Talk / Re: greyscale images still sho...
Last post by utnik - July 13, 2024, 06:57:12 AM
hi digirew

try 'embed embed pdf & eps files' while exporting your .pdf files. this should exclude those files from the color management.

Beginner Talk / Re: greyscale images still sho...
Last post by PatJr - July 12, 2024, 10:05:34 PM
Maybe the image could be converted to CMYK and only use K in the image, using something like Photoshop, gimp, krita, ...? Then place the image into the scribus document?
Beginner Talk / Re: apply text style to all ta...
Last post by jeepe - July 12, 2024, 09:46:10 PM

What I was trying to describe was having a table, say, 22 rows, 1 cell in each, for simplicity...
and we want to apply a certain style to those cells...

To me it looks like we have to "apply" a style to each cell individually...
and I was wondering, still I am, whether it can be done at once?
In a bulk :)

Beginner Talk / greyscale images still shows u...
Last post by digirew - July 12, 2024, 09:03:03 PM
I have a multi page document. Some pages are only greyscale and some are not.

The pages that are intended to be greyscale, I only place greyscale images (PDF files) onto the page. I can confirm using adobe acrobat that the original pdf image only contains "K" color and not CMY values.

However, when I place the PDF image into a scribus document, and then export all the pages, the greyscale image that I imported is now using all the CMYK info.

How do I get Scribus not to touch/change any colors of an PDF image placed into scribus doc? ie. if I place greyscale pdf keep it greyscale, if I import  full colors keep it full colors.

Thank you,