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Scripts and Plugins / Re: Python script API: How to ...
Last post by mikasa - Today at 09:53:48 AM
You can explore an alternative method to access nested elements within groups by leveraging the group's transformation matrix. Below is a simplified Python script to demonstrate this approach: fnf
import scribus

def apply_transformation_matrix_to_nested_elements(group):
    # Get the transformation matrix of the group
    matrix = scribus.getMatrix(group)

    # Get all objects within the group
    group_items = scribus.getAllObjectsInGroup(group)

    for item in group_items:
        # Apply the transformation matrix to each object
        scribus.transformObject(item, matrix)
        # Now you can access and modify the properties of nested elements
        if scribus.getObjectType(item) == "TextFrame":
            # Modify the font size here as needed

# Start traversal from the root of your document
root_items = scribus.getAllObjects()
for item in root_items:
    if scribus.getObjectType(item) == "Group":
General Discussion / change the open page of the do...
Last post by Rowend - Today at 08:35:50 AM

when i save and exit in scribus and i reopen my doc, it open allways on the first page and not where i saved? can i change the open page of the doc?

Thanks in advance.
PDF Generation / Re: Trying to make text invisi...
Last post by edenoi - September 27, 2023, 01:26:10 PM
That seems to have done it! Thanks!
PDF Generation / Re: Trying to make text invisi...
Last post by PatJr - September 27, 2023, 12:33:36 AM
dunno if this will work, put the bookmarks on a separate layer and set the layer to non-printing
but I don't know if that will prevent the layer from outputting to the pdf

Text and Typography / Re: Euro Sign € Symbol -- no w...
Last post by AdmFubar - September 26, 2023, 11:07:14 PM
works on my system.. out of curiosity.. what is the font used when you open a new document?

How are you inserting this character into your document?
Text and Typography / Re: Euro Sign € Symbol -- no w...
Last post by MrB - September 26, 2023, 10:59:51 PM
Like this? Note this is 1.5.9.svn but it is the same in 1.5.8 for me.
Text and Typography / Euro Sign € Symbol -- no way t...
Last post by Adi Mira Michaels - September 26, 2023, 10:51:33 PM
---- Deutsch weiter unten

Hi to all,
today I was very surprised to find that the euro symbol cannot be displayed in the current Scribus. No matter which font I use, a box is displayed, but not the character.
This applies to a whole range of tested fonts, e.g. Arial, Arial Narrow, Cheltenham, Times, and even Eurosymbol (font). All of these fonts have this character in the character set and can be displayed in Word or Corel programs, for example.

Can you try out whether it works on your computer?
Or is this a bug in Scribus?


Hallo an alle,
ich habe heute sehr überrascht festgestellt, daß das Euro-Zeichen im aktuellen Scribus nicht dargestellt werden kann. Egal, welchen Font ich dafür verwende, es wird ein Kasten angezeigt, nicht aber das Zeichen.
Dies gilt für eine ganze Reihe ausgetesteter Schriften, z.B. Arial, Arial Narrow, Cheltenham, Times, und sogar Eurosymbol (font). Dabei haben all diese Schriftzeichen dieses Zeichen im Zeichensatz, können es z.B. in Word oder in Corel-Programmen darstellen.

Könnt Ihr mal ausprobieren, ob es auf Eurem Rechner geht?
Oder ist dies ein Fehler in Scribus?
PDF Generation / Trying to make text invisible ...
Last post by edenoi - September 26, 2023, 08:44:38 PM
I have certain text frames that I'm only using for bookmarking purposes, so I set the text color to none, which makes the text invisible within Scribus. However, when I generate a PDF, all the text is visible. Am I going about this the wrong way?
PDF Generation / Re: Preserve original image qu...
Last post by a.l.e - September 26, 2023, 12:38:16 PM
If you have a somehow modern version of Scribus (the latest released 1.5.x will do), you can check if the image is included as is with Scribus itself:

  • open the Pdf created by Scribus
  • open the context menu for the image
  • in the "Image" section uncheck "Embedded"
  • save the image to disk
  • compare the images

I haven't tried it myself (and feedback is welcome...), but it should work.
PDF Generation / Re: Preserve original image qu...
Last post by a.l.e - September 26, 2023, 07:34:23 AM
In the Pdf export dialog, have you tried to set the compression method to "None"?