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Beginner Talk / Re: Images not loading
« Last post by RodneyLee on April 28, 2022, 03:15:01 pm »
interesting that you seem to be the only one with this problem, can you try on another computer?, are you using a cloud drive where an IP address might be chaning?
Layout Issues / Re: Justified text not flush with frame on both sides
« Last post by toyotadesigner on April 28, 2022, 12:42:12 pm »
The reason is the font metrix, that means the definition of the font dimensions and spacing. So the effect in your screenshot is normal.

Sample 01: the character »r« of this font reaches further to the right, so other the »gap« makes sense.

Sample 02: the character of the capital »A« of this font reaches further to the left compared to others, so again it makes sense.

Sample 03: You can influence the appearance in the settings/options in »Text Properties«
Text and Typography / Re: Font Not Displaying Properly in Scribus
« Last post by toyotadesigner on April 28, 2022, 12:17:19 pm »
What you see is the screen display. How does the font look in the final (pre press) PDF?

I guess you don't want to have jagged fonts in your print, so the font in the PDF should be smooth as silk.
Text and Typography / Font Not Displaying Properly in Scribus
« Last post by chr2021 on April 28, 2022, 11:57:50 am »
Hi to everyone,

I have a TTF font that has "font smoothing" and "clear type" both turned off. When I use this font in Microsoft Word, all of the edges are jagged. Because of the setting inside the TTF, Word does not blend the font into the page background. So Word is displaying the font properly. But when I use this same font in Scribus, for some reason Scribus is blending the font into the page background and making the edges smooth. Therefore Scribus is somehow overriding the TTF setting.

Here is a screenshot of two fonts displayed in Microsoft Word:

blue font: Times New Roman with "font smoothing" turned on in the TTF
red font: Times New Roman with "font smoothing" turned off in the TTF

Here are screenshots of the Microsoft Word screen zoomed in, together with a screenshot of the gasp hinting control box in the font editor program that I use:

Below are screenshots of how the red font looks in Scribus:

As you can see, Scribus is applying smoothing to the font, but it should not be. Is there a way to stop Scribus from overriding the TTF setting?

Thanks very much for your help,


PDF Generation / Re: Export to PDF as two pages
« Last post by HAMUR on April 28, 2022, 11:10:14 am »
Hi Utnik,

Many thanks for getting back to me and for your support. I have tried your suggestion and a couple of things have come up:

1. When starting a new document the document settings you suggest appear to work. However, when exporting to PDF it comes up as two pages but the pages are in portrait rather than landscape! This may be fine from a printing perspective but they also need to be viewed so not great. I can rotate them in Adobe but relying on this for others to view would be problematic.

2. When applying your suggested document set-up to an already existing document (set-up as a single page 594mm x 210mm) it comes up in scribus as a single A4 page (white background). The images and text boxes are still there on the remainder but the backgound to them is grey i.e. not on the page.

Thanks again for your support!

I am working with Scribus 1.5.8
Scripts and Plugins / Script to make KDP unruled journal pages in 6x9 inches
« Last post by DIYPlanner on April 28, 2022, 06:27:42 am »
This is a simple script to accomplish the task to make KDP unruled journal pages,in 6x9 inches,with a total page count you can specific.The script outputs the field to jot down dates and page number to the top of each pages (see the attached results).Once you execute this script,enter the total page count you disired,the script will do the rest automatically.This script now hosted on Github.
The future development of this script will add more functionalities,i.e. make pages accrording to your custom size,make and append pages to currently opened document.Hope you enjoy this,all advice are welcome.
Beginner Talk / Re: Images not loading
« Last post by AdmFubar on April 28, 2022, 12:39:04 am »
            x              (x)                    how old is the drive in your system? is it a ssd, or platters? Depending on the age and/or usage this may be drive degradation issue.
Beginner Talk / Images not loading
« Last post by Hopgood on April 27, 2022, 02:17:06 pm »
I am fast losing patience and confidence in SCRIBUS.
I'm running version 1.5.8 on 64bit Windows10 Home.

Losing links to embedded images is an ongoing issue I have had on a number of occasions now and I don't believe it has anything to do with moving sla files or where the source of the images reside! There is another mechanism in play here somewhere.

Initially when I kept having this problem I decided that I would store all the images in a common directory and make sure the images were embedded and this seemed to resolve the issue.

However the problem has returned.

I produce a monthly village newsletter and as a consequence of such, a number of images are repeated in the same position month after month. I also keep an archive of each monthly issue going back some months.

Whilst creating the May issue this time I closed down my PC last evening, exiting all open windows beforehand.
This morning I login and load up the .sla file for this month and all the images, both new images for this month and regular images that are repeated every month, are not displayed. There is just the "X of doom" and the info pop-up tells me no image is loaded. Yeah, thanks for that!

Except for one image!

No files were moved in the interim between last evening and this morning.

I looked in the Image Manager and although in the path field it displayed the correct path to the directory where all the images are stored it only displayed the last .JPG file I copied into the image directory yesterday. All the others had the "X of doom".

I then loaded up last month's issue from the archive and all the images are displaying correctly and, in the Image Manager all the images are shown in the image directory.

Why is that?

It seems to me that something in the .sla file for the May issue has got corrupted and it no longer knows where the Image Directory is and yet it does for that one image. Very strange.

Looking at the failing .sla, the one for the May issue, if I do a get image on one of the image frames that has lost it's image, I am able to locate the correct image in the image directory and crucially if I now look in the Image Manager that image is now visible!

This is insane!

What is more important .......... what is the resolution to this exasperating error.

PDF Generation / Re: Export to PDF as two pages
« Last post by utnik on April 27, 2022, 11:07:48 am »
hi hamur

you could work with a double sided layout beginning with a left page. the view of your workspace would be the same (594mm×210mm) but it would export as two pages…

Layout Issues / Justified text not flush with frame on both sides
« Last post by Biblio on April 26, 2022, 07:42:56 pm »

There is a gap between my text and the end of the frame (cf. the attached screenshot) despite the fact that the text is justified. I don't want to change the optical margins, that is not the issue. The problem is that when I try to make a right tab stop, the after the tab goes to the next line, which makes sense given that the text doesn't actually fit the frame properly. Can anyone think of why this would happen? It doesn't seem to be due to the font I am using (I tried with a different font and the gap was still there). There is hardly a gap at all on the left side.

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