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Scripts and Plugins / Re: ISBN barcode -- with the h...
Last post by MrB - September 17, 2023, 06:47:05 PM
Terry writes the Scribus barcode plugin. Ask him and see if it's allowed in the barcode specs and he could add it if it's really not possible right now. There are lots of options when creating the barcodes in the UI though.
Scripts and Plugins / ISBN barcode -- with the human...
Last post by jeepe - September 17, 2023, 03:51:35 PM

Another forum member had asked a very similar question not so long ago (,4558.0.html)

My question is perhaps more specific:

Is there really not an option to have a single block ISBN barcode (without the 5 digit price block), but with the "human readable ISBN atop of it?

Cause that seems to be the case...

Lots of variations under
"point of sale" and "GS1 data family"...

But none of them has the readable ISBN code above the barcode...

I checked Terry Burtun's page and the available options reference page:

and there is no solution there...
I know, I can just place it there manually :)
But if I mistype it...

So, I don't know what to say...
as I have no question :)

I only wish this could be arranged with Terry Burton...

at github, perhaps?

//  as my OS and stuff: Linux Mint 20.3, Scribus v 1.5.8 (appimage)  //
Scripts and Plugins / Re: PANTONE® & RAL® color pale...
Last post by admoraes - September 15, 2023, 07:08:56 PM
Sorry. Solved here. I've reinstalled Python and now everything is working.
Scripts and Plugins / Re: PANTONE® & RAL® color pale...
Last post by a.l.e - September 15, 2023, 07:04:33 PM
you seem to be following

after having done `pip install farben" in the terminal, you can then run `farben` as a "command" in the same terminal, as described in

you probably need to carefully read the whole README file on github to understand how to use `farben` (and also learn a bit how to use the terminal / console).

good luck!
Scripts and Plugins / Re: PANTONE® & RAL® color pale...
Last post by admoraes - September 15, 2023, 06:45:00 PM

Hi. Newbie here. First time I have contact with Python. I'm having difficulty running farben.

I installed Python on the Desktop. I ran the command "pip install farben". Afterwards, I couldn't move forward with anything else. No commands worked.

Sorry, but I'm completely lost.
Free discussion / Re: Provocative question: Bett...
Last post by NathanUp - September 14, 2023, 04:37:16 PM
QuoteIntegration between Inkscape and other TDP software (including Scribus) could be a useful approach.
[Moderation: The quote above is from a spam post that has been deleted]

What sort of integrations do you have in mind? I've often wished that something like Adobe CC's Libraries existed for FLOSS creative software; specifically, I would find syncing character, paragraph, and object styles, swatches, and vector and raster assets, between Scribus, Inkscape, Krita and Kdenlive incredibly useful. I have a feeling that even making synced assets interoperable would be tricky though, and then there's the matter of actually syncing (although maybe this could be left for the user to figure out using git, syncthing, nextcloud, or whatever).
Text and Typography / Re: Paragraph styles
Last post by Bolean - September 13, 2023, 11:33:19 PM
The trick to get it working: Open in story editor and add one empty line before the title.
General Discussion / Use tabs for docments
Last post by AdmFubar - September 12, 2023, 11:56:25 PM
From what I can tell, when using tabs for documents, there doesnt seem to be a option to only show the document name and not the full path and name, or am I missing that options somewhere?
Layout Issues / Re: 5-Fold Document - HowTo ?
Last post by AdmFubar - September 12, 2023, 11:28:19 PM
A quick hack would be to place a text frame with 6 columns on the page, how many columns you would need  ;)
Text and Typography / Re: Paragraph styles
Last post by Nermander - September 10, 2023, 07:54:45 PM
Isn't this just the issue that space before paragraph does not apply for the first paragraph in the frame? (I am not sure if that is how it works, but it sounds like it could be.)