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Windows / Re: Scribus 1.5.8 on windows10...
Last post by Spilly - August 23, 2023, 12:22:03 PM
I agree with Nermander.
The OS version is unlikely to be critical

I suggest you update your profile with your hardware spec
- CPU, RAM and Disk type (SSD or HDD)

I've just bought a desktop with 12th Gen Core i5-12400, 8GB RAM + SSD
The difference from my laptop AMD A8-6410, 16GB RAM, + SATA SSD is HUGE
The old AMD CPU scored a PassMark of 1,760
The new Intel CPU score a PassMark of 19,492
Windows / Re: Two PC's (v1.5.8); One SLA...
Last post by Spilly - August 23, 2023, 11:25:00 AM
Huge thanks for an immediate reply

In Windows the Scaling tab is GREYED OUT
- on both the laptop (Win 10) and the desktop (Win 11)

I've had v little to do with API and C code.
I'd have thought that line wrap was usually done by the host OS API code.
Maybe Scribus, for reasons of platform portability, works at a lower level??

I want to proof read and correct frame overflows and layout issues in other people's work
but this line wrap issue makes the task impossible.

Where do I go next?

About the margin
I don't think the poor positioning of the frame affects the problem.

The SLA was cut down from a 40 page magazine, as prepared by AN Other
(using a midget laptop without the big screen I bought her!)
So her frames are more or less dumped by eye, and "that'll do"
Never mind the actual margins!!    :( 

I created the SLA by deleting all other pages and frames from her original
leaving this one text frame exactly as was.

BTW I've updated my profile
Scribus runs SO much better on a 12th gen Intel i5!
Windows / Re: Two PC's (v1.5.8); One SLA...
Last post by AdmFubar - August 23, 2023, 12:43:53 AM
I bet the display screens have a different physical resolution, and they may not be calibrated in scribus. Open scribus and in the preferences, select Display, it is about halfway down the list, then in the section the opens look for the Display scaling tab. You will need a ruler for this part. Hold the ruler against the screen to match the one displayed and adjust the slider to align the ruler marks.
Once these is corrected you can see if the text is correct on the page.
This will most likely be a first step in analyzing this issue.

One small item noted in the .sla you posted, the text box is slightly to the right on the page. The right edge of the text box is past the right margin on the page. Was this intentional?
Windows / Two PC's (v1.5.8); One SLA; DI...
Last post by Spilly - August 22, 2023, 11:17:31 PM
I have v1.5.8 running on two PCs; one is Win 10 and one is Win 11
(I doubt if the OS version is the issue, but we'll see)

I have ONE SLA file in a shared folder.
The SLA has a single text box, and no special formatting.

If I open that SLA on both PC's at the same time, I get different line wraps.
Scribus on the new PC (Win 11) appears to render text using more horizontal pixels
than on my old win 10 laptop, and also on two other Win 10 systems I can access

Our DTP team has four PCs, but my new desktop is out of step with the other three.
I can't use it for DTP team work at all  :(

Any suggestions?


Other info
The font libraries on the PCs are not identical, but all have the same Calibri font 
The test SLA uses only the Default paragraph setting Calibri Regular, size 11.

I attach my test SLA and two PDFs as evidence

Paras 2 and 3 both overflow under Win 11, but don't under Win 10.

Para 3 ends with the words
  "aged over 18 years."
The last word wraps on Win 11.

I have zoomed to 250% and measured the cursor position of the space after "18"
(Actually I substituted a full stop for this measurement)
    Under Win 11 the cursor is at 193.429mm
    Under Win 10 the cursor is at 190.076mm
    The RH edge of the text box is at cursor 201.355mm

I did the same kind of test using MS Word, measuring in points
I could not detect a difference between results under Win 10 or 11 on a single shared .DOCX test doc

Text and Typography / Footnotes_crash
Last post by laima - August 22, 2023, 12:17:22 PM

I use Scribus 1.5.8 version on Windows 11 pro x64 based PC. It was working well until I started adding footnotes and endnotes. I tried to delete ones in mark manager and it crashes. Same when I try to edit. Later even trying to save - crash.

Any ideas how to fix it?

Thank you
Tutorials, Tips and How-Tos / How to give pages a dotted pat...
Last post by bastianilso - August 21, 2023, 08:02:34 PM
How to create pages with a dotted pattern background
In relation to my bullet journal template I was asked how I created the dotted pattern, which I use on some pages (as seen in the image below). This is a just short tutorial on how to set this up yourself.

  • Scribus can load patterns from SVG files. You can create your own pattern with Inkscape, or, if you would like to create a dot-pattern like above, you can download and "Save as.." the pattern.svg file from my repository.
  • Open your scribus project. Go to EditColors and Fills. Click on the section called Patterns. On the right-hand side, press Load File and choose the pattern SVG file. By default Scribus imports your pattern file and names it "pattern" (you can rename it to e.g. dot-pattern if you like).

  • If you wish to apply the pattern to the page background, I suggest creating a master page by going to EditMaster Pages
  • Create a large rectangle shape (Insert → Shapes → Default Shapes → Rectangle) that takes up the entire page.
  • Select the rectangle, go to Properties (F2), Colors section. Under Fill tab, set the Fill Mode dropdown to Pattern. Select your pattern from the list.


And that's it!

Some piece of advice: Repeating an SVG pattern can cause some performance issues. For that reason I suggest you put the shape in a layer which is hidden during Scribus editing, but exported for print.
Text and Typography / Re: How to put page numbers
Last post by PatJr - August 21, 2023, 01:11:36 AM
did you apply a master page that has the page numbering characters on the master page?
Text and Typography / Re: How to put page numbers on...
Last post by Sir Les - August 20, 2023, 03:43:32 PM

I have added extra (new pages) to my book. But now I cant add numbers numbers to the new added pages. I used Master Page for numbering the first part of the book.

How do I continue the numbering on to the new pages?
General Discussion / Re: book --> delete page --> a...
Last post by a.l.e - August 19, 2023, 02:13:46 PM
hi derek

i've only seen much later craig's comment on the ticket.

as soon as i have some time, i will try to answer his questions and, if necessary, improve the patch to take care of welded items and groups.

in the meantime, i guess that you can use the script mentioned above.
General Discussion / Re: book --> delete page --> a...
Last post by Derek - August 19, 2023, 01:35:59 PM
I edit a community magazine which is A5 and usually around 32 to 44 pages. It's a pain in the you-know-what when most of the content is in, but it all needs rearranging so it makes more sense!

I've learned to work in pairs of pages so that everything stays in its margins. When the flow of the document is making sense I delete any remaining blank pages, use 'Apply Master Pages' to get all the inside/outside margins and page numbers where they should be, then do a final manual scan through the document checking for and correcting positioning errors.

I don't particularly want to apply patches. I'd rather wait until ale's update (hopefully) gets merged into a release - it looks as though it'll be particularly useful in my case.