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Vector graphics and postscript / Re: Cool Shapes
Last post by utnik - Today at 01:31:53 PM
yes, that was my experience as well – not really usable with scribus.
i didn't really understand how the shapes have been built...

Vector graphics and postscript / Re: Cool Shapes
Last post by a.l.e - Today at 08:20:52 AM
i have tried to import two of the shapes (as svg)...

this is the result with the forth "star" on the first row:


inkscape reads it correctly.
Vector graphics and postscript / Cool Shapes
Last post by AdmFubar - May 21, 2024, 11:06:17 PM
found this site today. Thought users here would find it useful.
Beginner Talk / Re: Getting Scribus to use the...
Last post by AdmFubar - May 20, 2024, 06:36:08 PM
This is a source of irritation for most users. Perhaps a change to how the default document is set up. I'm thinking along the lines of having scribus prompt the user for font to use, rather then a predetermined font from the pool of installed fonts on the users machine.
Beginner Talk / Re: Getting Scribus to use the...
Last post by Nermander - May 20, 2024, 03:45:52 PM
For the current document you should use File>Document setup>Item Tools.
Beginner Talk / Re: Getting Scribus to use the...
Last post by rogerhwatts - May 20, 2024, 12:23:09 PM
Quote from: JohnJR on June 05, 2021, 09:26:03 PMHi,

I note a fairly recent post on this in 01/2021, but I couldn't glean an answer.  Adopting to using Style Manager, when queried about font, the spin box always is set to Ariel and to select the font I need is a tedious scroll down to click the one I want, every time.  I have tried to follow the File>Document Setup>Item Tools>Text, but the old Ariel spin box just keeps coming back.  This is the case whether selecting either a Paragraph or Character Style.  What do I need to do?

This might have something to do with what I see in the Style Manager as Default Paragraph Style and/or Default Character Style.  Neither of these seems to be changable or delete-able.  Okay, the styles you created are or should be the new defaults grouped under them.  But there is also a category under these labeled "New Style" and can propagate itself as (1), (2),...  These are confusing and have no real meaning or use for your Styles that I can see.  But if you delete them entirely you still are left with "N" or "Ne" and a prompt to name them.  What do these do and I guess how do you get rid of them?

Also if you use a limited number of fonts, say two or three, can you set up a selection box containing just those fonts rather than the long scroll?

Somewhat related, In macOS it seems Paragraph and Character Styles can both be set in Paragraph Style; do I need to essentially duplicate fonts with a corresponding Character Style or does just Paragraph Style suffice for both?  Except for say the rare italicized or bold word and can they just be changed internally in the manner of a word processor?

I think maybe there are two questions mixed up in here that might need to be separated.



Any change made using File>Preferences> Item Tools doesn't seem to apply to the current document. But if you close that down and start a new document, then the limited changes (font, font size, colour) apply to all new text frames.
Linux / Re: Editing image using Photos...
Last post by AdmFubar - May 20, 2024, 02:27:18 AM
why the need for photoshop?
Linux / Re: Editing image using Photos...
Last post by Durhamwilly - May 19, 2024, 04:17:54 PM
Sorry, but that didn't work.....
Text and Typography / Re: Insetring an ancient greek...
Last post by pierruel - May 16, 2024, 07:56:54 AM
Thanks and congratulations for all these rich comments (and rectifications). I learned much these days about typography (although I worked years in advertising prints).
Best regards
General Discussion / Re: text center
Last post by AdmFubar - May 15, 2024, 10:54:53 PM
Text Properties Tab/Columns & Text Distances, first entry is Vertical Alignment