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Beginner Talk / Re: Creating lines for answers in a workbook
« Last post by utnik on September 01, 2021, 03:05:25 pm »
well, there's something strange with the right tab stop.
when you put it exactly at the righthand edge of the frame, it only works without a paragraph or line break. but if you move your tab stop a tenth of a millimeter to the left, it will work with the breaks.
…and there may be an issue with tabs after spaces (at least there once was…) if it doesn't work, try to generate your lines (hit the tab key) and insert the blanks later.

Beginner Talk / Re: Creating lines for answers in a workbook
« Last post by RobSay on September 01, 2021, 01:00:19 pm »
Hmm - can't really suggest anything else at this point.

I've attached an example SLA with two text frames, one in English, one in Khmer (from here: and both are using right tabs will fills.

Tabs are defined in the styles - the second one is at 120mm, right and fill = dot
1. Right Filled Tab Example Style: Arial
2. Right Filled Tab Example Khmer font Style: Khmer Regular (standard Google one .. you might need to substitute if you use something else)


MacOS / Re: Scribus15xNightly 20210824-r24700
« Last post by toyotadesigner on September 01, 2021, 11:21:52 am »
Seems that the memory management of Scribus had been improved as well: After closing Scribus, the »used memory« drops down to the level as before starting Scribus.

I wish all programs — particularly the genuine Apple apps like Pages, Numbers and Notes — would behave the same way. I guess the Apple developers could learn a lot from the Scribus developers ;-)
Beginner Talk / Re: Creating lines for answers in a workbook
« Last post by Ewac on September 01, 2021, 05:12:28 am »
Still not working...Khmer or English, neither works.
Tutorials, Tips and How-Tos / Multipage PDF Import in Scribus 1.5.7
« Last post by rodten23 on September 01, 2021, 03:08:35 am »

I'm using 1.5.7 and, when importing PDF with multiple pages, I know that just change the page number of the PDF we want to use in the content properties box. However, I'm working with 300 page PDFs, so wouldn't it be possible to automate this? That is, the PDF content follows (obey) the Scribus page where it is, already getting the correct number.

I appreciate your help and I imagine that the answer will be of great use to many people, so if it's not possible to do this yet, it's a suggestion for implementation in future versions.

Thanks developers and Scribus community for the excellent work.
Beginner Talk / Re: Creating lines for answers in a workbook
« Last post by RobSay on August 31, 2021, 09:55:49 pm »
You're nearly there!

The problem here is the total width of the paragraph line is less than 119 mm so the tab is to wide for that frame - try setting the tab position to 80mm OR just make the frame wider and you should see the tabs appearing.
Beginner Talk / Re: creating visiting-card
« Last post by RobSay on August 31, 2021, 09:51:12 pm »
You're on the right track ..

1. Just delete the 3x3 table - it's really not needed (or helpful!)
2. Select All (the content you already have) either with Ctrl+A or select with mouse area
3. Group the items to create one object: Ctrl+G or Item > Grouping > Group
4. Copy and Paste the Group
5. Align and Distribute (under Windows menu in Scribus), select align to Margins and align right
6. Paste Again and align to margins centre - you now have three cards in a row evenly distributed

Paste another six copes and align each using the different margin alignments.

You don't need to this but ff you want to see the layout use Page > Guides and add horizontal and vertical guides to create the grid you want (guides don't print but they are useful for alignment and visualising the layout).

PDF Generation / PDF Forms sometimes unable to print
« Last post by Wolf-Tilmann on August 31, 2021, 08:30:48 pm »
Hello there,

sorry about my English. It is not my native Language.

I made some PDF forms. Using Scribus 1.5.7 with Ghostscript  9.54.0.

My forms include a lot of textfields, radiobuttons an checkboxes. And some Javascript.

I export them PDF 1.4 (Acrobat 5) to PDF.

Trying to print my forms sometimes ist able and  somtetimes it is unablge.

Printing form with

- Microsoft to PDF -> works
- PDF24 -> unable
- large Network Printers -> works
- small local printers -> unable
- small Network Printers -> unable

I hat to open my PDF with Adobe Acrobat and save it again in reduced size. Then forms are printable.

can anoyone help me saving my forms printable with every printer?

I am not able to attach my forms. Because they include to much about my company.

Thank you very much

Beginner Talk / Re: creating visiting-card
« Last post by Eos on August 31, 2021, 07:05:42 pm »
Hi Rodney (and maybe also Rob)
Probably i don't understand the basic working of Scribus. Before i created visitingcards with Open Office but the lay-out was quite primitive), so i found Scribus.
I red the detailed manual of Rob but sorry for a part i couldn't understand.

My purpose is to create a visiting card 90-55 mm (i only need 50-60 cards). To lower the costs i want to cut it myself.
The idea was to create a 3x3 table (4x3 doesn't fit) on a A4, to create in the first table cell (first row, first column and so i did) a lay-out with frames etc and to copy it to the other cells. Than export to pdf > printshop (240 gr paper). Voila. But no, i couldn't copy and paste the first cell to the other cells  ::). It worked in O.O. But i realize Scribus has a totaly other concept.

So i send you the .sla and i hope you can explain me how to do it. Probably it helps me also to understand Scribus a bit more.
Kind regards Eos
PDF Generation / Re: Embedding fonts on PDF export crashes Scribus
« Last post by MikaA on August 31, 2021, 05:30:46 pm »
Ah, yes. I thought being generic as this has been an issue for me since I remember..  But several last versions, now using 1.5.7. Can't remember the first one I noticed it with, though.
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