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PDF Generation / Calculations / values not updating in real time
« Last post by Lubitch on Today at 01:22:41 pm »
I made the pdf that is suppose to calculate the values in real time.

Original document I made some time ago was working fine, so I have duplicated it and made new one with different layout and some other changes. The  I have noticed that when I correct number used in calculation, in cell/table then value is not getting updated.

In this doc values not updating are at the bottom

I found the workaround.

Cells used in calculations need to be updated from the beginning of chain.
In this case I have updated Calculate Tab starting with
Sub total > ExVAT > Vat > Total
Thing is: anything braking that chain - in this work around - like correcting something [can recall exact trigger but cell tooltip doesnt trigger] in the middle triggers that all the process have to be repeated.

QT 5.9.7
Scribus 1.5.5
GS 9.27
Win 10 / 64bit
soft: Foxit
PDF Generation / Re: Blurb Photobook PDF/X-3 fail
« Last post by David121314 on Today at 12:44:51 pm »
Maybe there is something missing with the software when you installed it .
General Discussion / Re: File opening hangs on 1.5.5 (on Ubuntu)
« Last post by Katewerk on October 21, 2021, 01:52:50 am »
Nevermind, I traced the problem to a corrupted text box.
Beginner Talk / Scribus How To Videos
« Last post by toyotadesigner on October 20, 2021, 10:23:18 am »
I've just discovered that there are some good videos about Scribus for beginners: (Getting Started with Scribus) (Scribus Lesson 2 Image Frames and properties) (Scribus Lesson 3 Add text frames) (Scribus Lesson 4 Add and remove pages)

and many more.

Maybe these videos will help you to get started with this fantastic publishing program.
General Discussion / File opening hangs on 1.5.5 (on Ubuntu)
« Last post by Katewerk on October 20, 2021, 06:21:53 am »
I've been trying to open a 75 page document on Scribus that I've been working on for some weeks. It is generally slow to load, but now it's hanging completely. It stalls at 28%, then again at 35%... sometimes gets to 98%... but refuses to complete. I usually I give up and kill it  after several minutes of waiting. (I have several autosave versions,and backups of the file. Some are still loading but they're old versions and require a lot of repeat work.

I've read that 1.4.6 is the stable version. Is it worthwhile to uninstall 1.5.5, revert to 1.4.6 and try to open this document on the stable version? I'm at my wits end here. I've lost a lot of work.

I did try to search this issue, and found really nothing other than the undo function corrupting files. Which may be at the heart of what's happened here. Ugh.

General Discussion / Re: Will page imposition ever be a built-in feature?
« Last post by Nermander on October 19, 2021, 09:39:44 pm »
For booklet printing a lot of the available solutions work, but I have not found many solutions that can mange issues like creep and collating marks.

I made some scripts a few years ago (I think they are in the Scribus wiki) that did impositioning of postscript files, including creep, signature numbers and collating marks.

They used pstops for the core work, if someone would write a pdftopdf with the same features as pstops most of my scripts could probably be adopted to work on PDF. But I have not yet found a pdftopdf that supports all the options.

jPDKtweak comes close though, maybe more recent versions support command line options like pstops (I haven't looked into this for several years).
General Discussion / Re: Manage Images (v. 1.4.8)
« Last post by WHYz on October 19, 2021, 01:17:28 pm »
Thanks! I looked on my page and _did_ find those empty image blocks and blocks that were supposed to have images in them (but were empty themselves), and deleted _them_, and just as you said, the extra boxes are gone in the manager! I don't  know why I didn't ask this months ago!!  ;D
General Discussion / Re: Will page imposition ever be a built-in feature?
« Last post by toyotadesigner on October 18, 2021, 09:17:34 pm »

For many operating systems. Free download, some nag screens. But definitely better than turning Scribus unstable with unnecessary features.
PDF Generation / Changing Input Text Field Fonts
« Last post by SpaghettiCodeKing on October 18, 2021, 02:44:41 am »
I seek to export a PDF containing input text fields with arbitary font. Is this possible?

Mint 20 Cinnamin
Scribus 1.5.7

If I create a new doc,
Add a PDF text field,
Right click on it, choose PDF Options > Field Properties
Select any font  from drop down menu (labelled PDF 1.3)
File>Export>Save as PDF
On Fonts tab > Embed All

But the font does not change.

I don't know why the font setting is qualified with PDF 1.3

I don't know why the font in the saved pdf file does not change nomatter what font setting I use.

Any help appreciated
Layout Issues / Links to pages in document
« Last post by Ged on October 17, 2021, 05:23:15 am »
I have a short paper divided into sub topics.  My first page is an index to each chapter.  So, I have created the links on the index page, however, the link always goes to the page following the one I directed it to.

I suspect this is something to do with page numbering but Im not sure how to fix it. I don't actually show page numbers and am assuming that the index page is #1.

Attached is the pdf.  Any help appreciated.
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