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Hi utnik,
Thanks for the answer.Very straightforward and informal.
Announcements and Forum Rules / Re: Story Editor text gone after save or exit
« Last post by garryc on June 14, 2021, 10:24:41 am »
I downloaded Scribus 1.5.7, Story editor now works  :D
Beginner Talk / Re: Switch the default position to the right side of the screen
« Last post by RodneyLee on June 13, 2021, 05:22:53 pm »
Dock them back into the main window
hi john

…I originally had a title page Master Page set at 14 pt. size height (about 3/16") and the text fame in the document also set at 14 Pt.

I decided to increase the point size to 18 to make it larger (about 1/4") and edited both the Master Page and the Properties window for that text frame in the document to 18 pt.

if this is a text on the document page itself (not on the master page) there's no point in trying to edit some properties of it on the master page. but if the text is selected, you should be able to edit it by the 'text properties' window.
the much better approach would be to use paragraph styles. then you could edit the style settings…

To throw another wrench into this, the text is copy and paste from a LibreOffice document that was also originally composed with 14 pt type size.  I went back into the LO document and changed the point size there.  Nothing changed size-wise in the LO document either…

in this case i think you do something strange. (i.e. editing the settings without a selection containing the text in question…)
i can't think of a bug that affects scribus and libreoffice that way…

hi john

I couldn't find it, but I found other recovered files with the directory (if that is the right word), i.e. name_autosave_mm_dd_yyyy_hr_min.sla.

that's exactly what i wrote. (i call it (date)_(time), you call it mm_dd_yyyy_hr_min and scribus may call it 06_12_2021_23_50 – it's all the same…)

…I could see plenty of autosaves and recoveries over the years but nothing with my current file name except for that "file name.sla" itself where none of the day's pre-crash work was saved.

I have gone back into Preferences>Document Setup more than once to check Saving & Undo to see if autosave is activated.  Here is what I have there:

checked- "Try to save "Emergency File" in case of a crash"
checked- "Enable automatic saving of documents"  Interval: 10min.  Number of files to keep: 1
selected- "Save into the same directory as the document"  Not selected- "Save into" (blank)
Not checked- "Keep backup files after closing the document"
Not checked- "Show autosave countdown clock on the canvas"

well, it says 'try to save "emergency file" in case of a crash' – this may work in some cases, but…
…if you don't check 'keep backup files after closing the document', you may end without a backup file.

…Going to the document itself I can't see anywhere that the "countdown clock" appeared.

i never use it, but my short test showed a backup clock in the lower left corner for the last minute before the next backup will be saved.

Layout Issues / Re: How to easily add image frame to 100+ pages
« Last post by utnik on June 13, 2021, 12:34:07 am »
hi kylar.merrell

if you need this image frame on all the pages in a range (or all odd or even pages), you may create it on the first page of this range, select it and use 'item' → 'duplicate/transform' → 'multiple duplicate' → 'by page' and select your options…

Beginner Talk / Re: Switch the default position to the right side of the screen
« Last post by Spilly on June 12, 2021, 06:32:44 pm »
I'm guessing an answer here...

I think window positioning might be more an OS function that an application function

My guess is that the OS may tend to remembers the position of each application window
Scribus uses multiple windows - main text, f2 & f3 palettes are all windows, Text Editor window etc
I THINK, but don't know for sure, that each window is positioned as an +/- offset from 0,0 of the primary window
so the OS likely "sees" a 2 screen system as one large screen, with windows offset from 0,0

I find I can dock the f2 & F3 palettes beside the main Scribus window and switch between f2 & f3 with a click on a tab

I've found curious behaviour when my system sleeps.
On screen dim, after a while the extension screen auto-powers off
When that happens, on wakeup I find all windows are relocated to the main screen & the extended screen is empty
- probably caused by the loss of power for the 2nd screen

If I wake up before that auto-power off, all the window positions are maintained.


Layout Issues / Re: How to easily add image frame to 100+ pages
« Last post by RobSay on June 12, 2021, 02:18:43 pm »
Hello - this is a classic problem for which scripter is the solution.

If you think about the repeated actions *as a user* - they go something like this:
  • On the current page create an image frame at *some position* with *some size*
  • load an image into this frame
  • resize the frame and/or image
  • create the next page and go to there ready to start again

If you create a new scribus document with one page - then select Script Menu > Show Console and run this (with your image file name):
Code: [Select]
# create the image frame .. parameters are x,y,width,height - using the units of your document (mine are mm)
someImageFrame = createImage(10, 10, 100, 100)
# load the image into the frame just created - note the forward slashes for windows (file type can be anything you can do manually)
loadImage('D:/Some/path/to/my/images/processed001.eps', someImageFrame)
# scale the image to the frame size (there are ways to scale the frame to the image
setScaleImageToFrame(scaletoframe=1, proportional=1, name=someImageFrame)
# add a new page (uses default master page if not named)
That automates all of the user actions listed above. All of the scripter functions are here: Have a look at the definitions of the commands I used in the script - and you should be able to see how they work. For example - click on 'Images' in the left hand menu and the first function listed is 'createImage'

You *could* just create a massive script (in notepad) with that block repeated 106 times - with a different file name each time and paste it into the console - this would work but only really as a one off. What I do is I have a list of the image file names and I get the script to open that list and loop through each file and insert each one - again you can do this directly in the console... but that soon gets hard to manage. If you want to do this more often and potentially add more layout / frames / styling etc you will want to save the script (as '') and execute the script as needed.


Announcements and Forum Rules / Story Editor text gone after save or exit
« Last post by garryc on June 12, 2021, 12:30:58 pm »
Fedora 34, Scribus I have used Scribus for many years. I use it for my club magazine. When I go into Story Editor to change text size or colour etc. then when I save or ctl/W the highlighted text has disappeared from the text frame. This was not a problem before the update. :(
Layout Issues / Re: How to easily add image frame to 100+ pages
« Last post by Nermander on June 12, 2021, 10:34:41 am »
I would create the frame and place it correctly on one page, then send to scrapbook.

Then for each page where the frames is to be added, a double click in in the scrapbook is the only extra action needed in addition to the Get image you would still have to do (since each frame will have a different image).

If the frames were already added, you would still have to select every frame (single click) and do Get image.

But I have to confess I am not sure wheter a frame inserted from the Scrapbook autimatically becomes selected.
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