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MacOS / Spinning "Wait" pinwheel
Last post by DanMacKay - December 08, 2023, 02:54:14 PM
I recently upgraded my M1 MacBook Pro to MacOs 14 - now on 14.1.1.

I *think* since the upgrade to 14, Scribus 1.5.8 displays the spinning "Wait" pinwheel forever for some documents.  I have to Force Quit Scribus; Force Quit says, "not responding."

I have a hunch, but no evidence, that this is related to my Mac storing images on the Cloud and Scribus is waiting to retrieve them.

1) Do you have any suggestion about how to diagnose it further?
2) Have you had this? What did you do to fix it?
General Discussion / Re: Nowhere to complain? Menti...
Last post by a.l.e - December 08, 2023, 01:26:16 PM
I had a few ideas...

Here is a collaborative pad:

Read it, comment it in here, or create a hedgedoc account and help writing this document.

I've also created a git repository to store a copy of the live document (in case it gets deleted...):
General Discussion / Re: Nowhere to complain? Menti...
Last post by a.l.e - December 08, 2023, 08:41:01 AM
hi abrogard

mrb is right: you probably don't need scribus for your submissions to your online school (except if you're doing arts school...)
you should look for a better office suite, not a DTP tool (of course, if you already know DTP you can replace writer with scribus and, for some parts of the job, get a better result... but it's like using excel for vector drawing: you can do that, don't have to : -)

but, personally, i consider the first part of your post (before you start taking about your notes taking) very interesting and shows a few things that are missing in the scribus documentation.
does anybody around here want to collaborate on a document that could have helped abrogard to get started with scribus (or understand that scribus is not the right tool for the specific task)?
General Discussion / Re: Nowhere to complain? Menti...
Last post by MrB - December 07, 2023, 10:29:40 PM
It does not sound like you're doing desktop publishing. Scribus can and will continue to improve but the things you are saying are not related to Scribus but the choice of tool. Other DTP apps won't be any different really.

This forum and in particular are your avenues for requesting changes and submitting bugs or feature requests.
General Discussion / Re: Nowhere to complain? Menti...
Last post by PatJr - December 07, 2023, 03:17:35 PM
can't say I follow your post...
for quick notes I use Zim wiki

It says it has a Windows version but I'm not sure if it works, I use fedora and just install it from the repo. If you can use flatpaks on Windows there is also a flatpak version

for Scibus form replies, try using the "REPLY" button and not the QUICK REPLY it has more features and you can attach pictures to the post
General Discussion / Re: Nowhere to complain? Menti...
Last post by RodneyLee - December 07, 2023, 01:39:30 PM
try some of the tutorials and use the latest version 1.5.8 or later
General Discussion / Nowhere to complain? Mention f...
Last post by abrogard - December 07, 2023, 01:44:20 AM
I just tried to make a post in beginner topic and it wouldn't let me. Wouldn't respond to 'another image' and kept telling me I had it wrong.  Though I didn't.
Try again. here's the post I tried to make:
I just got it.
First off it just looked like MS draw or something.
then I tried pasting in some text. didn't work.
then i opened a text box and tried again. didn't work
then i 'inserted' and a whole file came in.
so then i tried to embolden a heading. 
didn't work.
then i googled and found that won't work.  got to select a different font.
now's a good time, I think, for me to get a 'heads up'
what do I want this for?
which software is it an immediate improvement on?  which thing has it 'done better than they do'?
or if you like: which costly software does it do the same as but free?
or which need does it address that currently isn't met?

not arguing with it, you understand? not trying to put it down at all.  just simply trying to get it straight what i'm into here.  so's i don't ask what it perhaps can't deliver and perhaps was never meant to deliver.

Must admit I do very little 'desktop publishing'  mainly I do it when I have to send formatted submissions to my online school.  I find Word and Libre Office often quite bloody annoying there. Improvement on that would be good.

The other 'need' I have is for a handy popup thing to help me take notes in a format that is very useful.  I will try to explain a bit:

What i do is take many notes at each computer session. I copy links and copy text.  I want them in a document that i can open with click and quickly (unlike, you see, word and writer) and that keeps the info as neatly and clearly as possible.

notepad (we're on windows here) is good for the 'popup' aspect.  But it has some failings - forget what - that make it not good enough for me. so I use PSpad.  That's better. 

Nearly good enough. Can write code in it as easily as take notes. Can have clickable links.

BUT one thing:  I cannot embolden and I can't change colour.  that means I can't make distinctions.

This thing here looks/looked like it might address that for me.

But after this short test I'm thinking perhaps I am wrong, have the wrong idea, it is not fit for that job.

What say you?
Windows / Re: Adobe Fonts (Creative Clou...
Last post by PatJr - December 03, 2023, 02:48:09 PM
Spaghetti on the wall
open the font with fontforg and save a copy with a different name?

Windows / Adobe Fonts (Creative Cloud su...
Last post by Lobsteroid - December 02, 2023, 10:03:46 PM
Relevant to Windows 10, Scribus 1.5.8 (installed as stand-aloe) and 1.4.8 (installed with PortableApps).

I have an Adobe subscription that give me access to the "Adobe Fonts" service. It works well in that when a font is enabled through Adobe it become available to the OS and installed programs like MS Office, Libre Office, PDF-XChange and other but not Scribus.

The other apps on the system detect the new fonts automatically but Scribus does not see them. Using the "additional fonts" feature of Scribus I have:

1) Directed Scribus to look in the super-secret location where Adobe Fonts stores the fonts (\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CoreSync\plugins\livetype\r\ in case you wondered). Scribus does not detect the fonts.

2) The font files described in point (1) have numerical file names and no file name extension. The files can be renamed with an extension (.ttf or .otf) and installed into the OS as normal. The rest of the OS and installed programs detect the new font but not Scribus.

3) The moved and renamed font from point (2) can be put in a custom directory elsewhere and use the "additional fonts" feature to direct Scribus to look in the directory and still, Scribus does not detect them.

I have tested that I am doing this right by directing Scribus to another directory created by myself containing fonts from elsewhere. It works as it should.

Any ideas?

Note I am not trying to circumvent or abuse the license terms with Adobe Fonts. I just want them to work with Scribus.
Scripts and Plugins / Re: Color functions
Last post by Darkoni - December 02, 2023, 01:20:58 PM
Quotehaving a good documentation in one place might be longer to read, but at the end one should know about all the available options.

Even better is when you have a documentation with a list of functions that defines colors for different color modes.

From function name, user knows what function needs as parameters and what particular function does.