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Beginner Talk / Re: adding pdf's or images to ...
Last post by AdmFubar - April 18, 2024, 05:50:10 PM
seems to be mac os related.
Raster and Vector Graphics / Re: Best way to use images and...
Last post by a.l.e - April 17, 2024, 04:43:15 PM
you should probably export your images in pdf or svg and import them into scribus as vectors.

then, the pixels won't matter...

and if the svgs/pdfs exported from the cad are "light", then the pdf created by scribus won't probably be too heavy either.
Raster and Vector Graphics / Best way to use images and pho...
Last post by franksbedford - April 17, 2024, 04:22:21 PM
I'm new to Scribus and I'm making a 40-odd page Installation Guide for a physical product. I have lots of graphics created in a CAD system, plus jpgs and photos. I build a draft of the manual using Mac Pages and the file size is huge (you couldn't email it), and if I compress the PDF the images are all very fuzzy.

The manual will be exported to PDF and used digitally only, not printed. It will be downloaded from a website and send via email.

Some basic questions.

1. Should I edit my images outside of Scribus? If yes, how large should they be in pixels? The images are about 3" wide in the document -- it's a two column document.

2. Should I export my CAD files to PDF, jpg, or svg before importing them to the Scribus document? What is best for crisp quality and reasonable file size?

3. What about photos? Is there are a target size that looks good and doesn't make the final PDF huge?

Any tips in general for graphics?

Raster and Vector Graphics / Re: Scribus cutting my svg gr...
Last post by PatJr - April 17, 2024, 03:43:55 PM
also, version and install method, OS, and how you are importing the graphic
Raster and Vector Graphics / Re: Scribus cutting my svg gr...
Last post by a.l.e - April 17, 2024, 03:17:44 PM
welcome to scribus,

could you please provide an svg that, when imported, shows the issue and a pdf with the wrong result?
Raster and Vector Graphics / Scribus cutting my svg graphi...
Last post by nkhv - April 17, 2024, 11:05:20 AM
Im fairly new to Scribus and my question might be based on that fact...
When I import a vector graphic it seems that Scribus cuts off a couple of millimeters at the right and at the top of the inserted image. Is there a reason for that and how do i avoid it. Its kind of a dealbreaker.
Scripts and Plugins / Re: Resize Page
Last post by a.l.e - April 17, 2024, 09:45:08 AM
eh eh, that information would have helped me focus on the right path for replying to your previous question.

and: there is no patch yet for it.
i will check what is still missing...
Features / Make gradients easier to manip...
Last post by sunmarsh - April 17, 2024, 05:17:55 AM
In Scribus 1.6.1 you must be very exact when using the gradient slider to select the small triangle and then to move it. If you accidentally slide your mouse off the arrow the gradient node will be deleted. This is very frustrating, and incredibly common as it is very difficult to move a mouse in a very straight line. I would suggest doing two things:

1) Adding a thin vertical line above the triangle that can also be "grabbed". Grabbing this line would not allow you to remove the gradient node. Only grabbing the node and pulling it up or down would allow it to be removed.

2) Increasing the "clickable area" of the node (and line from suggestion 1) so that it is not so tied to the actual (tiny) size of the node. This makes it a lot easier to select the node/makes it more accessible to those who have difficulty clicking on very small areas.

"Gradient.JPG" shows the current setup.
"Gradient+.JPG" shows the addition of the line, and the highlighted area shows the increased size of the "clickable area" (which would not actually be visible, it's just highlighted in the image).
Scripts and Plugins / Re: Resize Page
Last post by digirew - April 16, 2024, 10:18:10 PM
I only use that website you mention for scripting scribus.

Im using 1.6.1 and I get the below error when I try to set scribus.setPageHeight(objheight)

AttributeError: module 'Scribus' has no attribute 'setPageHeight'.

It makes me believe that it does not exist in 1.6.1?