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User Interface / Font list
Last post by AdmFubar - July 04, 2024, 04:14:45 AM
since using kvantum, the font list in scribus is scrambled. I've checked other programs font listing using kvantum and have not come across any issue like this. Something for the developers to look into.

Features / Layer indicators
Last post by AdmFubar - July 04, 2024, 04:06:11 AM
Just noticed an issue with layer indicator on objects in document, text boxes' indicator is only half visible.

Anyone else seeing this?
General Discussion / Re: Grouping things across lay...
Last post by apastuszak - July 04, 2024, 04:04:47 AM
Is it a feature that would be useful? I don't want to put in a feature request for a one-off feature only I find useful.
General Discussion / Re: Grouping things across lay...
Last post by AdmFubar - July 04, 2024, 03:58:32 AM
Cant see that scribus can group between layers.. Looks like a new feature to be implemented.
Beginner Talk / Re: How to create 4 page broch...
Last post by AdmFubar - July 04, 2024, 03:38:45 AM
Now we have the untold story! I did catch the need for two ways to present the material.

you can still do this. Create you 5.5x8.5 document layout.  4 pages, portrait

Do a direct export to pdf of your document. and use one of the pdf tools to reorganize the pages for the printed version in the 4-1-2-3.

check here for what can work for you
General Discussion / Grouping things across layers
Last post by apastuszak - July 04, 2024, 02:15:11 AM
I'm finding the need to group stuff across layers. Right now I am grouping the stuff and moving it, and then I ungroup it and move individual elements to various layers.

This isn't too bad for some of my 10 page projects, but for the longer stuff, it's a little annoying.

So. here is the use-case. If there is a better way to do this, let me know.

I am a stamp collector and make pages for stamp albums. My stamp mounting location looks like this:

I'm putting two things on another layer. The stamp image goes on one layer, and the stamp catalog number on the bottom goes on another layer.

That way, when someone prints these out, they can go into Adobe Reader and turn off either one of these layers and print the page out.

The problem is, I make pages in different sizes: US Letter, A4 and 10×11½. So I need to redistribute things as I change page sizes. Which is disgustingly easy to do when things are grouped together.

If I could group stuff between layers, I could put what I needed to on each layer, group it, and do a simple distribute horizontally and vertically and move on with my day. But now I need to distribute for 3 different page sizes, ungroup and move to different layers three times per stamp box.

Is there an easier way of doing what I am trying to accomplish? Am I doing too much work?
Beginner Talk / Re: How to create 4 page broch...
Last post by wysocki - July 04, 2024, 12:29:52 AM
Ok, here's the situation. I want to prepare a 4 page flyer that I can display in two ways.
1. Printed on 1 sheet of 8.5x11" paper, folded so that pages 2-3 are on the inside of the fold.
2. Printed to PDF so that each page appears in sequence beneath the prior one.

When I used to do this in Presentations, I'd create a 4 half-page document and I could print it as a single document (to pdf) or as a folded booklet. Since there's no way to do that in Scribus, I'll have to see if 3rd party apps can convert it for me. To create the paper version, the ideas above work ok by printing one sheet of paper landscape and just fudging the smaller "pages" onto it. Could be tricky unfudging them for the pdf! Here's the 4page flyer on 1 landscape 8.5x11 paper:

Even just creating a nice, small page version for the pdf seems impossible. If I create a doc with page size 5.5x8" and then fill 4 consecutive pages, that works fine for the pdf. EXCEPT that Scribus ignores that page specification and puts the image into the center of a full sheet of paper. For example, here's what I show in Scribus on 5.5x8 pages:

And here's what the pdf from it looks like. The page images are centered in a big 8.5x11 sheet of paper background!

Why can't Scribus pass the page size info to the printer???!!!

Beginner Talk / Re: How to create 4 page broch...
Last post by AdmFubar - July 03, 2024, 11:01:16 PM
Let me make sure I know what you are asking for.. You want 2 panels on each page, printed on a single sheet, double sided?
Scribus forums / Re: Authentication overkill?
Last post by AdmFubar - July 03, 2024, 10:55:52 PM
you mean out of the 28 spam mods there there isnt one that even comes close?
Beginner Talk / Re: How to create 4 page broch...
Last post by Nermander - July 03, 2024, 04:47:34 PM
Quote from: wysocki on July 02, 2024, 09:26:37 PMWhen I used MS Publisher for this job, it was a simple task to change from single pages to side-by-side brochures at print time. Is there no equivalent to this in Scribus?

I guess MS Publisher had some kind of impositioning solution, and Scribus does not have that.

So the best solution here is to use my second solution and then "post-process" the PDF.

The easiest solution is to use a PDF viewer that supports booklet printing, but there are also PDF manipulation tools that can create a booklet PDF. The Scribus wiki has a list of useful tools but I haven't used any of them for a while so I am not sure which ones still work.

Maybe have a look at jPDFtweak?