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Layout Issues / Re: Automatic new pages
« Last post by toyotadesigner on September 17, 2022, 10:11:19 pm »
So why didn't you keep your FrameMaker? License too expensive and Sccribus for free?

Scribus is an Open Source application, so you had a chance to test it. Now you notice that you've expected more features and start to complain — why? You can delete it and continue using FrameMaker.

BTW, I grew up with hand lead type setting. We wrote the story and then set the type. We learned to estimate the column lengths based on column width and letter types and point sizes, used a type ruler, etc. and of course had to reset the letter types if the editor (the person) wanted a modification. So, at least for me, Scribus resembles the old-fashioned, very logical and bulletproof way of designing printed material. An even more elegant way to design printed material is Tex or LaTex, where you write your story and then use some sort of markup language to specify every single parameter of your document. Later we learned how to use the Linotype Hell photo type setting and laser phototypesetting, until the personal computer age with lousy software took over.

OK, this was just a brief look back into recent history, when there was nothing like »point and click« or »copy and paste«.

Misleading logotype? What about the childish google logotype, pretending it's a nice and colorful kid's company like the children of Bullerby, but in fact is the most brutal advertising company on earth? Want to send your complaint to google as well?
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Beginner Talk / Re: New to Scribus on macos
« Last post by nikgervae on September 17, 2022, 07:31:57 pm »
Monterey is the latest version of macos.

Thanks for the link to the bug reporter. Scribus does not appear to have the features I am looking for in writing books, but if I do find a use for it, I might report the bugs I am finding.
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Layout Issues / Re: Automatic new pages
« Last post by nikgervae on September 17, 2022, 07:28:44 pm »
I did point out in my original post that I was coming from FrameMaker, which does both text editing and page layout (and more) quite well. Scribus's name is derived from Latin for writing, and its icon is a pen, so one could certainly expect someone to think it would some support for writing.

It just amazes me that this fundamentally broken workflow model—in the literal sense of a break in flow—persists, where any revision of text requires a laborious transfer and reapplication of formatting, cross references, checking for overflow, and more.

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Vector graphics and postscript / SVG images prints "rasterized" with jagged edges
« Last post by yoggo on September 17, 2022, 12:58:28 pm »
Hello,

When exporting a pdf/X4, the svg images comes out with jagged edges and looks "rasterized" when printed by professional printers. The svg was made in inkscape with a transparent background. The magazine printed is in black and white without background color, som I'm not sure creating the image with a background color would solve the problem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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PDF Generation / Re: FAIL EXPORTING PANTONE COLORS IN PDF
« Last post by toyotadesigner on September 17, 2022, 12:53:03 pm »
As an alternative, you can select this option:

»Convert Spot Colors To Process Colors«

However, I can't guarantee a correct color output in printing.
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Beginner Talk / Re: New to Scribus on macos
« Last post by toyotadesigner on September 17, 2022, 12:48:21 pm »
I am on macOS Catalina 10.15.7 (19H2026) and everything looks good so far. Been working with Scribus on a Mac for more than 10 years now, but never experienced your problem.

Maybe Monterey is too outdated or uses a different QT version? I've read somewhere that this might cause problems.

You can file bugs in the Mantis Issue Tracker: https://bugs.scribus.net/my_view_page.php

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PDF Generation / Re: FAIL EXPORTING PANTONE COLORS IN PDF
« Last post by irenerocher on September 17, 2022, 10:03:22 am »
anyone knows about it?
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Back when I used FrameMaker, I could sail along writing as fast I thought and applying styles with keyboard shortcuts that prompted for the name of a ¶ or character style. I'd enter the first character or two of the style name, hit Return, and be on my way.

Is there a way to do that in Scribus? So far it seems I have to open a separate content properties window and use the pointer (taking my hands from the keyboard) to dig through a pop-up menu of styles.
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Layout Issues / Re: Automatic new pages
« Last post by toyotadesigner on September 17, 2022, 09:05:47 am »
Scribus is NOT a text editor, it is a page layout program.

Use a simple text editor to write your story, copy all content and insert it into the text frames of n pages as explained above.
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Layout Issues / Re: Automatic new pages
« Last post by nikgervae on September 17, 2022, 08:32:17 am »
Paste my text? I need to write my text. In FrameMaker, I would start up with one page, and as I wrote, I got new pages added, no hassle, no fuss. I don't know ahead of time how many pages I'm going to write. if I have to add a new page manually every time I hit the end of one, it's going to be a real hassle to write & edit anything using this program.
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