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#11
Beginner Talk / Re: Why use DPI (not ppi)? (im...
Last post by Nermander - June 24, 2024, 03:55:08 PM
It depends on what you are printing on.

Since the digital image has pixels, and for print you define the size (whether in mm, cm, inch) you get a PPI.

The DPI and LPI values are only relevant for the printing technique, and not for how big the image becomes in the print.

A 300x300 pixels image "scaled" to 300 PPI becomes 1x1 inches. No matter how many DPI or LPI the printer has.
#12
Beginner Talk / Re: Default text size
Last post by Nermander - June 24, 2024, 03:50:42 PM
Maybe the text frames have a default style with 12 pt size?
#13
Beginner Talk / Re: Recurring text to many pag...
Last post by finnishcoffee - June 24, 2024, 10:50:06 AM
Quote from: joseb on June 03, 2024, 09:39:08 AMDon't combine 'text frames' with 'table cells'. To start with, it is best to work only with 'text frames'.

Finally, remember that to insert a mark / variable text, you need to be inside the text frame with the blinking cursor ready to type...

Even being within the textframe with blinking cursor, the Insert Mark options are all greyed out.
Doesnt matter if there is text or not, wether its highlighted or not, or if I use right klicking or "Insert" menu from the top.
Makes me wonder if there is a setting of sorts in scribus itself that is not on.
#14
Beginner Talk / Re: Recurring text to many pag...
Last post by finnishcoffee - June 24, 2024, 10:30:50 AM
Late reply... I been preoccupied trying to juggle 2 jobs...

Its going to be 30-40 pages.

Using master pages now. 3 of them to be precise.

Front Page /cover
Index/editors column/copyrights
Articles

A fourth one may be needed for another customer. Time will tell.
#15
Beginner Talk / Default text size
Last post by Shadok - June 24, 2024, 06:27:14 AM
Hi,

I try to modify the default text size. Going to File > Preferences > item tools > text > Size and changing the default size from 12 pt to 9 pt.

But each time I open a new text frame, the default size stay at 12 pt.

What did I do wrong ?

Thanks
#16
Beginner Talk / Re: Why use DPI (not ppi)? (im...
Last post by Aleks100 - June 23, 2024, 06:30:44 PM
For practical reasons IMHO in printing it is better to look at LPI value as analogue to PPI on screen.
Nice & short explanation is here:
https://apmbags.com/what-difference-between-dpi-ppi-and-lpi
#17
PDF Generation / Re: Inconsistent PDF output fo...
Last post by Nermander - June 23, 2024, 05:10:16 PM
Quote from: eeedelli on June 23, 2024, 03:22:01 PMAlso - how is it possible that other programs that also output to pdf for print purposes manage to do it in such a way that the 'read out loud' option in Adobe Acrobat still works?  If they can do it, it does demonstrate that such things must be possible!

The put the text in PDF "stories" (I think it's called).

Essentially, they place the cursor and then output a full line of text.

Scribus on the other hand may place the glyphs individually. It places the cursor, places one glyph, then places the cursor again, places next glyph. This gives a lot higher precision when placing the glyphs, which is good for print. For print it does not even matter in which order the glyphs are placed, becuase you just see the end result, not how it was "built". Essentially Scribus could first place all a:s, then all b:s etc. You would not see any difference in the end result when printed.
#18
PDF Generation / Re: Inconsistent PDF output fo...
Last post by eeedelli - June 23, 2024, 03:22:01 PM
Quote from: eeedelli on June 23, 2024, 02:08:00 PMIf not, it reduces the usefulness of Scribus in comparison with other products which produce output not only for print but also for devices.

Also - how is it possible that other programs that also output to pdf for print purposes manage to do it in such a way that the 'read out loud' option in Adobe Acrobat still works?  If they can do it, it does demonstrate that such things must be possible!

The other point here is that this seems to be a completely random problem - some of the identical sentences in two slightly different versions created from the same original file (as demonstrated in the example files) produce totally different results. That does rather suggest that this is unintentional (or, at least, not specifically considered), which also suggests that something rather odd is happening.  Surely computing output should be consistent and should never produce random results? That would seem very strange.
#19
PDF Generation / Re: Inconsistent PDF output fo...
Last post by eeedelli - June 23, 2024, 02:08:00 PM
Quote from: Nermander on June 23, 2024, 01:28:11 PMScribus was mainly designed for producing PDFs for print, this means Scribus does not write "sentences" or even "words" in the PDF, it often places individual glyphs. And that of course makes if very difficult for a program to figure out in what order to read things.

True.  Fair point. 

Mind you, these days, it is becoming commonplace for files originally intended for print to be used on (and read aloud by) electronic devices, as a matter of course, let alone for those who might have a disability and really do need that option, who we should not be excluding.

I wonder whether it's something that is possible to fix?  If not, it reduces the usefulness of Scribus in comparison with other products which produce output not only for print but also for devices.
#20
Beginner Talk / Re: Why use DPI (not ppi)? (im...
Last post by Nermander - June 23, 2024, 01:29:16 PM
Quote from: RodneyLee on June 21, 2024, 02:54:33 PMA DOT is a PIXEL

No, for most printing techniques a pixel is rasterized into many smaller dots.

For example most 2400 DPI inket printers print 300 PPI, each pixel is represented by 4x4 dots.