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Tutorials, Tips and How-Tos / Re: IMO The Best Scribus Tutor...
Last post by MZaske - March 24, 2023, 08:05:11 PM
I had a look and it is very well done. Thanks for sharing.

Will order the paper book - not because I need it, but because I am also teaching Scribus to our team. And this author knows his stuff.

The book is here on

Tutorials, Tips and How-Tos / Re: Need certain color in Item...
Last post by MZaske - March 24, 2023, 07:51:54 PM
Oops, I forgot:

This question is for Scribus 1.5.8 on Win 10 pro.
Beginner Talk / Re: Can you flag objects for l...
Last post by MZaske - March 24, 2023, 07:22:41 PM
Have a look at the "Attributes" feature. It exists in version 1.5.8 and probably earlier.

You can pre-define your custom attributes under Document Setup.

Then in your document, just right-click your object and click on Attributes. Then you can add your own attribute as needed. For example make one that is called "waits for OK from boss". Then maybe make it boolean and define for yourself that Value "1" is approved (already) by the boss and "0" is still waiting or refused by the boss.

I cannot tell you, where to quickly see a list of all objects with attribute "not-ready". Maybe just search throught the .sla XML file?

There is something about "Item Attribute Name" under Properties in the Table of Contents feature. Maybe you can indeed generate a "table" based on all objects that carry one of your custom tags. Need to read up, sorry.


Features / Re: Suggestion: set control ch...
Last post by MZaske - March 24, 2023, 06:57:39 PM
Scribus forums / Re: Post with images?
Last post by MZaske - March 24, 2023, 06:41:10 PM
Here is some blabla

Here is more blabla

So, if you find some server that will store your screenshot, then you can display it inline, in your posts via the "Insert an image" button above your message-editor box.

Scribus forums / Re: Missing letter
Last post by MZaske - March 24, 2023, 06:36:28 PM
So is this the place, where "old" list veterans can hang out and chat?

I came here today to find a solution and had to post my own question.

This forum will be very secure from spam, because even as a human being, I have trouble filling all the security stuff under my post. Seems I cannot even count the letters in Scribs...

Scribus is still muchly useful in our project. There are not many areas left, where Scribus cannot do what we need. Greetings.

Announcements and Forum Rules / Re: My first post: Identifyin...
Last post by MZaske - March 24, 2023, 06:14:31 PM
Thank you for completing your thread with the solution.

Please consider marking your question (the headline) with something like [solved]. That way it will be attractive to other users with a similar question. Seems only you can edit your original post.

I am new here again, after years on the old mailing list. I posted my own question today and I hope I can soon mark it [solved] too.
Tutorials, Tips and How-Tos / Need certain color in Item Too...
Last post by MZaske - March 24, 2023, 05:53:41 PM
I have a document, where I have to create many draw-out lines in a customer-pre-defined color.

So I go > Document Properties > Item Tools > Lines. And I set my Line-style, width etc. All that works fine, as normally.

BUT: I only get a very short list of Line Color options.

My question: How can I set any needed color in "Item Tools" > Lines > Line Color?

In the document under > Edit > Colors and Fills I have defined the customer's special color of choice and have given it a name. And it appears fine in all other menus, where I have to select a color. And I have chosen a large Color Set for my document. But whatever I try, under "Item Tools" the colors on offer are always this very short list.

I am missing a step, please help.
General Discussion / Re: How easy/hard is it to wor...
Last post by zacl - March 24, 2023, 11:29:28 AM
I think I have done what you want to do for fan translation of a game. I translate text in Gdrive calc. I made a templateScribus file with placeholder text in frame box (line number of the Gcalc sheet where text is located). A python code take the text with formatting (bold, italic, color) and replace it in the template.
I can autogenerate a pdf like that.
Beginner Talk / Re: Floating Palettes and Gnom...
Last post by Portreve - March 22, 2023, 02:04:17 AM
I have now reported this issue as a bug, and the report number is 16915.