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Beginner Talk / Re: creating visiting-card
« Last post by RodneyLee on August 25, 2021, 04:44:42 pm »
Don't use frames, just draw your layout with non printing lines, group your items to be cut and pasted then cut and paste, I think you might find it easier.
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Linux / Re: Colorprofile for print not shown
« Last post by toyotadesigner on August 25, 2021, 01:16:08 pm »
Did you try a softproof with a PDF viewer? A (good) PDF viewer should be able to use the color profile.
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Beginner Talk / Re: creating visiting-card
« Last post by RobSay on August 25, 2021, 03:08:52 am »
First off - welcome to the club.

The answer to your question depends on how your visiting cards are getting printed.

... And the first thing to get out there is what Scribus is intended for - its primary purpose is the generation of print ready PDFs .. for a print shop. Print shops have big machines that do cutting and trimming.

If you're getting the cards printed - just create a document with a page at the size of your card. Export as PDF with trim and bleed marks and let the print shop go from there ...

On the the other hand if you're printing (and trimming) from home then you have two options:
  • Create the card as tho for the print shop, duplicate the page 12 times and use your printer settings to print multiple pages to a sheet.
  • Create an A4 sheet and copy frames to create a '12 to a sheet' layout

From your description you've already gone with option 2 - which is perfectly doable (although requires some maths for margins) ... in which case:
  • I would start with a blank document and add 4 horizontal and 2 vertical guides to the page to create a 3 by 4 grid ... and the 4th horizontal guide is for your printers bottom margin. You don't actually need these but it helps visualise the page.
  • Create text frames as needed in the top left corner taking care to think about *margins* and white space around this 'card'
  • Once you're happy and assuming you have multiple frames in your design .. 'Ctrl+A' (select all), 'Ctrl+G' (group), Ctrl+C (copy), Ctrl+V (paste)
  • Align & Distribute options - align the newly pasted group horizontally to the centre
  • Paste again - align and distribute this object to the right of the page
  • You should now have a row of three cards across the top of the page distributed evenly
  • Select all (three items), Group, Copy, Paste - align to bottom of the page ... but move up to cater for any print margins
  • You should now have two rows at top and bottom of the page
  • Paste two more rows, then select all (four rows) and use Distribute to create equal space between them
  • Export as PDF, print and guillotine as needed

Note that at no point in the above did I mention tables - they are, IMHO, not your friend in this scenario.
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Beginner Talk / creating visiting-card
« Last post by Eos on August 24, 2021, 09:20:33 pm »
Hi people,
i'm new with Scribus. Totally new, so have mercy  ;D
I tried to create on an A4 format 12 visiting-cards and made in Tables 4 rows and 3 columns (12).
In the first rectangle (above, left) i made with frames a layout with text and image and so far so good.
Then i tried to copy that rectangle (first activated) and wanted it to paste in the next rectangle but it didn;t work.
Probably it's not the way to do it.
Can someone help me and explane me which is the best way to do it?
Thanks in advance
Eos.

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Linux / Re: Colorprofile for print not shown
« Last post by Bogo75 on August 24, 2021, 07:01:48 am »
Right 644 and owner is root. It looks exactly like the monitor (and other print) profiles I had installed manually. ATM, I am trying something with the tools from colord. E.g. cd-fix-profile - but without success yet.

Bogo
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Scripts and Plugins / Re: Scribus PhotoBook Tools
« Last post by rafferty on August 23, 2021, 11:47:59 am »
I did some additional tests with tiff-files and found out that compressing the image first to 300 dpi with the Python Pillow package (used in my script) and then creating the pdf-file gives about 25% reduction in pdf file size versus compressing to 300 dpi with Scribus pdf creation only.
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Beginner Talk / Re: creating a book out of multiple pdf documents
« Last post by sRaybourne on August 23, 2021, 11:11:36 am »
Rob,

Yes this is exactly what I'm looking for. When I opened a musescore generated  pdf it was very clear so that's not a problem. I'll try opening and then saving then putting all together.

I don't know scriptor but I'll look it up. Any other hints always welcome.

Spencer
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Beginner Talk / Re: creating a book out of multiple pdf documents
« Last post by RobSay on August 23, 2021, 10:26:20 am »
Hello - this is not strictly a direct answer to your question (but I will come to that) ..

I primarily use scribus for exactly your scenario - transcribing and presenting (old) music manuscripts (1260 pieces in my current manuscript). I generate each piece of music as a separate image file then create image frames in scribus that show the (eps) images. This gives me complete control of the printed page in scribus and allows me to automate titling, layout and indexes. It does require fairly heavy use of scripter for the automation but it means that whenever I regenerate the music, my scribus doc auto updates. For
reference I don't use musescore; all of my music work is in abc - you'd have to evaluate whatever musescore can generate in terms of images for this approach. Master pages and styles are a key component in this as well.

Having said all of that - if you open your multipage PDF you then save that as a scribus doc. Every time I've done this the PDF content on each page appears as a single grouped object which you can then ungroup and edit as required (or copy into another doc). Once you have this, open (or create) your target document and import *pages* - I'm not in front of scribus at the moment but I think it's under the pages menu. The downside of this approach is that if your PDF is regenerated you have start from the beginning. For me, solving exactly your need, I also wanted/needed to use scribus for the page layout and text elements.

cheers

Rob
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Scripts and Plugins / Re: Scribus PhotoBook Tools
« Last post by toyotadesigner on August 23, 2021, 09:28:45 am »
Thank you very much for clarification on this matter. I was asking because I've made hundreds of flyers, brochures, maxi postcards* and books with Scribus (for more than 10 years by now), but »only« with 16/48 bit TIFFs @300 dpi. Many of the images had been scaled and cropped in Scribus, and the results have been extremely sharp, clean and crisp. So, after reading about the compression problems, I wondered if there are the same limitations with TIFFs.

*Sample https://tinyurl.com/wsn8x8dd
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Beginner Talk / creating a book out of multiple pdf documents
« Last post by sRaybourne on August 23, 2021, 04:03:07 am »
I am working on translating and engraving an ancient music manuscript. While there will be some text, most of the book will be pdf files created in musescore. On the Musescore forum someone suggested I give Scribus a try.

I have been able to open a pdf in Scribus but not to get it to go into a multi-page document.

Could someone walk me through the steps of doing this please?
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