Last post by bigal - February 24, 2024, 03:39:04 PM
Thank you for that a.l.e. - but where did you add it please? I would love to try it out but ... I have look at my first post and do not see your mod – or any way to edit editing my first post itself or its heading; also I do not see link under my user name or in Quick links. Can't think where else to look. I know I am getting old and stupid but didn't realise that I was blind as well. Sorry.
Admin: Sorry, error fixed... and now you found the button and it seems to be working: the [SOLVED] is there : - )
Last post by Nermander - February 24, 2024, 02:19:37 PM
I would say that since Scribus is mainly a page layout program, it is not very suitable for writing in.
Also footnotes and index are things that Scribus does not really handle well yet. Table of contents is (at least was, the last time I looked) frame based in Scribus, not based on headings as in most other programs.
Last post by Florestan - February 24, 2024, 01:56:57 PM
I have installed Scribus on my Win11 computer and would like to use Lilypond in the render frame.
Lilypond itself is also installed. Now when I drag a render frame, I always get the message: "The application lilypond --pdf" could not be started. Please check the path:" (The message also ends after the colon, Scribus does not tell me which path it wants to check...) The programme then crashes.
Maybe it's because I didn't install Lilypond in the default Applications folder. But I can't find a way to change the path anywhere.
Last post by oida - February 24, 2024, 12:54:44 PM
i know the title is a little bit provocative, but let me introduce my self first. I'm a retired photographer and enthusiastic homechef and was asked to give a lot of my recipes to friends. So i want to recap most of my recipes in a small cookbook, which i can give as a gift to my friends.
For yrs i'm on the DebianLinux side and so i have Libreoffice (7.2) and Scribus (1.5. already on my desk. In the past i used Scribus only for designing onepage flyers and that worked well for me. My knowledge og LO Writer is a little above basic.
The recipes are partly in Libreoffice, partly handwritten so i had to (re)type almost all of them, but that's ok for me.
So, what are the facts:
The book will end up with appx. 100 - 150 pages(recipes, each is one page with a picture, and should include a table of contents and a index, but also some footnotes and, important, a index of incredients (for example G - garlic - pg. xx,yy,zz ...).
I know how the book should look, which format, letter size, layout etc, and it seems that booth programs are fullfilling my needs. Since i have to dive deeper in one of the programs i am struggling which one to use, so hopefully some of you have recommendations for me.
Thank you all in advance for any help and stay safe
PS: Pls excuse my bad english, but my mother language is german (i live in Austria)
Last post by MattMiller - February 23, 2024, 05:30:11 PM
The Debian Linux distribution is still offering version 1.5.8. Even their "sid" development version has this. Can I file a bug report or something with them to get them to package 1.6x? If I go to to their standard bug reporting tool it offers a way to post a bug against their 1.5.8 version, but I'm looking for a way to let them know I want 1.6.1.
Last post by a.l.e - February 22, 2024, 03:51:31 PM
nice to see somebody testing the notes BEFORE using them in production!
as you might have noted, they're still an experimental feature and not all features are there and not everything works as one would expect.
about your questions:
1. a "story" is a set of linked text frames. i guess there is no need to define a document : - )
2. i think that scribus should have a third option in the range: section. since this option will not be there for some time, as a workaround you could define a different "note style" for each chapter. (i've added a ticket: https://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=3349)
3. the best way to import formatted text is to load the file into the text frame. i did not test, but i guess that you did. the best formats to import from being odt, html and probably idml. sadly, if the import from libreoffice does not recognize the footnotes, then i fear that there is not much you can do. (see https://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=15673 if you want to feel a bit less alone)
currently, there is nobody who is working on the footnotes, so i fear that in the near future there is no progress to be expected.