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#71
Free discussion / m$ calling it quits with publi...
Last post by AdmFubar - February 20, 2024, 10:46:38 PM
Prolly will be getting some new users here soon.

https://www.theregister.com/2024/02/20/microsoft_publisher_eol/
#72
Beginner Talk / Re: Can't select multiple chec...
Last post by AdmFubar - February 20, 2024, 05:55:01 PM
have you tried okular pdf viewer?
#73
Beginner Talk / Re: Pagination of large docume...
Last post by AdmFubar - February 20, 2024, 05:52:35 PM
Quote from: bigal on February 20, 2024, 12:03:00 PMAs an experiment I used Scribus to open a 124 page PDF document. I know that my desktop machine is fairly old  but never the less it took over 20 minutes to load.
What are the specs of your machine, cpu type, clock speed, and amount of ram, plus the harddrive(s) specs?
#74
Beginner Talk / Re: Scribus cannot seem to imp...
Last post by Nermander - February 20, 2024, 05:33:46 PM
Quote from: nijineko on February 19, 2024, 11:14:01 PMI am wanting to get it into a file format that is recognized by publishers. Scribus is one potential option.

What publishers are rejecting the PDF created from Libreoffice? And for what reason?

Importing a PDF to Scribus and the re-exporting to a PDF seems to not a very good workaround.
#75
Beginner Talk / Re: Pagination of large docume...
Last post by Nermander - February 20, 2024, 05:31:22 PM
PDFs exported from Scribus are usually of very good quality.

Try another PDF viewer. The reference is Adobe Reader but it is unfortunately not available for Linux.

#76
Beginner Talk / Re: Can't select multiple chec...
Last post by PatJr - February 20, 2024, 04:00:27 PM
yes, it looks like the pdf viewers are the issue, I don't have Acrobat so I can't try with that one, it does look like it works with Firefox, in Vivaldi you even get the stars
#77
Beginner Talk / Some questions about Footnotes
Last post by goldenbrown - February 20, 2024, 02:07:39 PM
Hi everyone, so... I've decided to give it a try to Footnotes (I'm using Scribus version 1.6.1), but I have some questions about it, which I couldn't find answers to on the Scribus Wiki:

1. In the Notes Style Editor, there's a "Range" option, and I can choose between 'document' or 'story'.  But What exactly do these options do?

2. I'm currently working on a long document, which I broke down into several chapters; Each chapter is self-contained, having its own set of linked frames. Is there any way to restart the counting of the footnotes for each chapter to avoid something like footnote number ³¹ from happening? 

3. Is there any way to import footnotes from a document (.odt, .docx, etc) into Scribus?

Sorry if it's too many questions at once, but I'm interested in understanding more about the footnote function in Scribus and hopefully get a sense of how I can use it. :)
#78
Beginner Talk / Re: Several basic stuff I cann...
Last post by a.l.e - February 20, 2024, 12:51:56 PM
I moved the suggestions for the nodes editor to its own topic in the UI section:

https://forums.scribus.net/index.php/topic,4949.msg22769.html#msg22769
#79
Beginner Talk / Re: Pagination of large docume...
Last post by bigal - February 20, 2024, 12:03:00 PM
Thank you for the additional information MrB. That was an aspect of Scribus I was not aware of so something learned today so all to the good for me.

As an experiment I used Scribus to open a 124 page PDF document. I know that my desktop machine is fairly old  but never the less it took over 20 minutes to load. I followed your instructions and exported it as a fresh PDF. That seemed to go well and once the completed file was available I opened with my usual  document viewer, Xreader 4.0.2,  (called Document viewer in the Mint menu system) standard in Linux Mint Cinnamon. The first thing I wanted to do was check the document properties so went to to File>Properties. It soon became obvious that there was a problem as the program ceased to be usable. Document properties were not available. I managed to close the file and Document viewer then deleted the file and restarted the whole process from Scribus. Unfortunately the results were the same. I can only conclude that this is an aspect of Scribus that is not quite as robust as I had expected and that the exported file had, somehow, been corrupted.

In any case, everything was far too slow so the method I outlined in my previous post will be the one I am using. Never the less, I do thank you for the very clear instructions. That method of printing will, I am sure, be useful in the future with my normal Scribus documents.
#80
User Interface / Re: Several basic stuff I cann...
Last post by tom - February 20, 2024, 08:54:12 AM
Today I noticed, Vectorpea has a very modern/clever Pen tool not requiring any of these buttons/modes to switch between options. Double-clicking a node cycles its behavior and so double-clicking a control point cycles its own. Handsome!