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Installation and Setup / Re: 1.5x Catalina Not Launching
« Last post by mnawij on Today at 06:09:55 am »
Is the following image the one you tried to install?

https://sourceforge.net/projects/scribus/files/scribus-devel/1.5.7/

Scribus-1.5.7-CatalinaPy3.dmg

Cheers!
mnawij
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Installation and Setup / Re: 1.5x Catalina Not Launching
« Last post by Michelle C on Today at 05:52:31 am »
I thought failure to launch was a bug so I tried them first and the replies (quoted before paragraphs starting with "ME:") are from:
https://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=16603#c49189
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I'm closing this issue, because this is not the place to ask such question.
Please use forums.scribus.net for this.

Here's my problem, and below is the answer I got>>
I downloaded the 1.5.6.1.dmg for iMac 10.15.7 Catalina, and it does not load
my PDF, although I could see the preview of the 391-page file.

1.5.6.1 is an old version, 1.5.7 is out. On Mac, 1.5.7 has a fix related to
notarization.
ME:  First of all, I went to both Scribus.net and Sourceforge.net and on one I found 1.5.7 which turned into a download of 1.5.6.1 as it was saving.  So I did it again, same thing.  I did both sites.  But I don't care what the number is -- I always go for the latest for my OS, and I've done this now a half-dozen times and I tell you I cannot get Scribus to launch on Catalina.  So I went through this reg'n process here and read all the posts after searching "Mac OS" and "Catalina" most say it doesn't work, one recent post said it worked.  Another said "upgrade to OS 11" -- well, I tried that and Apple won't let a five-year-old iMac (which I read was one of their best) upgrade beyond Catalina.  So continuing with the help I got before going through all this:


However... Scribus is not a PDF editor, but a PDF producer. So you will have
trouble trying to open such a big PDF file unless you have *lots* of memory on
your computer. The PDF import functionality is intended at adding a few PDF
pages in existing documents, not editing big PDFs.

ME:  It would not import my docx files!  Again, I only tried to import PDF because that's all Scribus would import.  I would like to use PDF if and only if Scribus would keep the appearance of my text which varies in font and color.  I anticipated it would NOT; I noticed many book and epub formatting programs change the appearance drastically, throwing off paragraph or line sequence.  PDF supposedly makes the fonts I have on my computer transfer, but that may not be the case with a formatting program like Scribus, anyway.

Cont. from "Bugs":      By default, text is imported
at vector anyway, so you won't be able to modify text easily.
ME:  I don't want to modify the text, just format the Table of Contents and paginate, preferably without having my footnotes displaced either.  {these programs, even Amazon and Kobo have for epub formatting--as opposed to books--too often place them at the end of the whole book instead of at the bottom of the page or at least end of the chapter, where readers are most likely to bother to read them.  But if text cannot be modified easily, then how is it that all the Times New Roman-serif is changed to Arial non-serif? *that was the notice I got before everything stayed blank

1.5.7 has a new
"import PDF text has text" option, but it is *very* experimental at this stage
and will not preserve PDF visual aspect. 
ME:  I could not download it.  1.5.6.1 doesn't launch.  The above is ALL I need to do in DTP:  import from doc or docx or PDF -- format the ToC, paginate, and keep the fonts and colors on I have available on my computer in the final publication image which should be the export to epub and to book standard formatting which CreateSpace used to do before Amazon swallowed it.
Thanks to anyone who can move me out of this impasse.
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Installation and Setup / Re: 1.5x Catalina Not Launching
« Last post by mnawij on August 02, 2021, 05:32:20 am »
Would you consider upgrading to Mac OS 11? I am running 11 and Scribus 15.7 with no issues.  Second, did you install any new fonts or applications recently? Do you have any type of security software? I have to turn off bitdefender security software before installing some applications.

Cheers!

mnawij
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Installation and Setup / 1.5x Catalina Not Launching
« Last post by scribo-steve on August 01, 2021, 09:18:13 pm »
hello all,
I've been using 1.5.5 for many months (MacOS 10.15.7 on MacBook Pro) successfully. Now, it will not launch, I get to the Check for Fonts splash screen and then it just quits. I downloaded 1.5.7 and same thing happens. I would really appreciate any suggestions or help. Thanks
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Scripts and Plugins / Scribus PhotoBook Tools
« Last post by rafferty on August 01, 2021, 11:04:16 am »
link: https://github.com/RaffertyR/PhotoBookTools-for-Scribus

‘PhotoBook Tools’ is a collection of scripts and tricks intended to create photo album pages in a fast and flexible way with Scribus. Please read the ‘Instructions’-file for installation and use!

Summary of workflow:
1) ‘PhotoBookLayoutMaker’-script generates image frame layouts (you can save them in the Scrapbook for future use).
2) Insert images in bulk into your image frames.
3) ‘PhotoBookFillFramesCentered’-script performs automatically a maximal fill of the selected image frames. If needed you can manually adjust.
4) ‘PhotoBookImageCropResize’-script will crop your images to the image frames and resize them to the desired dpi (reduction of file size).
5) Edit caption texts (if you have created them in step 1).
6) Export your photo book to pdf or other formats.

For Scribus 1.5.6 and higher (needs Python 3; tested in Windows 10 and Linux).
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Beginner Talk / Re: Indenting a Paragraph
« Last post by utnik on July 31, 2021, 10:50:02 am »
hi yajee

the best way might be to define an indented paragraph stile…

utnik
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Beginner Talk / Re: Add Flourish to text from another file
« Last post by utnik on July 31, 2021, 10:46:12 am »
hi yajee

i would use .svg.

utnik
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Beginner Talk / Indenting a Paragraph
« Last post by Yajee on July 31, 2021, 04:25:56 am »
Hey,

Say I have a text frame with a few paragraphs in it, one of those paragraphs I want to indent from the left and right by say 10mm, is that possible or do I have to place that paragraph in a separate text frame? When I try to do it it just indents all the paragraphs. On InDesign I was able to just highlight and indent said paragraph only so wondering what the method is here.

Thanks.
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Beginner Talk / Re: Add Flourish to text from another file
« Last post by Yajee on July 31, 2021, 03:28:49 am »
File > Import > Get Vector File

The resource gets imported as a single group - if you have multiple flourishes they will be imported as a single group. You have to ungroup to select individual items .. and sometimes that means regrouping the items you want.

Thanks Rob, if I were to single out one of the flourishes in say Affinity Designer or Inkscape or something, what is the best format to save it in to then import it into Scribus?
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Beginner Talk / Re: Add Flourish to text from another file
« Last post by RobSay on July 31, 2021, 12:51:04 am »
File > Import > Get Vector File

The resource gets imported as a single group - if you have multiple flourishes they will be imported as a single group. You have to ungroup to select individual items .. and sometimes that means regrouping the items you want.

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