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Features / Re: Size and position in the s...
Last post by AdmFubar - June 16, 2024, 03:04:59 AM
If you are talking about the Properties panel being on the right side you can move that to the left.
The x/y numbers on the right in the status bar at the bottom are the current/last position mouse pointer.
PDF Generation / Best pdf output for Family His...
Last post by FemmesoleNZ - June 16, 2024, 12:49:37 AM
Overview: Using Legacy Family Tree v10 to produce charts and family group information as pdfs; converting to grey png images at 300 dpi, using PDF24; then using Scribus as framework to place each image in book. Finish with extra image and text frames as needed - no colour. Completed book 'print ready' for printer. Has worked well for one published book.

Trying to keep up with best way to balance quality and size for publication, but finding this confusing. Looking for suggestions please.

Legacy Chart Output Properties - PDF Producer: WPDF3 by WPCubed GmbH; PDF Version: 1.4 (Acrobat 5.x).
Legacy Family Group Output Properties - PDF Producer ComponentOne PDF Generator 8.0; PDF Version 1.2 (Acrobat 3.x)
I have no control over this output.

Scribus v1.6.1 Options for PDF Output:
PDF 1.3 (Acrobat 4)
PDF 1.4 (Acrobat 5)
PDF 1.5 (Acrobat 6)
PDF 1.6 (Acrobat 6)

Which best to use please?

Features / Size and position in the same ...
Last post by Ronald12 - June 16, 2024, 12:08:49 AM
If people has a wide screen (34") like me, it's not nice to have the position of a frame on the right side of the statusbar and the size at the left side of the status bar.
I would like to have it closer to eachother. Or both on the left side or both on the right side.
Beginner Talk / Using Scribus with children in...
Last post by WilkoatWestfield - June 15, 2024, 11:19:08 PM
I am a UK primary school teacher and intending to use Scribus in the classroom to cover the very simple basics of DTP.

I'm following an accredited curriculum resource that many UK schools use from the National Centre for Computing Education called TeachComputing.

A unit of work introducing the basics of desk top publishing for Year 3 pupils (that's 7 and 8 year olds) which was based around Microsoft Publisher has just been replaced with a unit now using Canva (free education accounts are available to schools).

I would much rather use Scribus and wondered if anyone here is aware of any resources already specifically made for children / younger users, or has any experience if doing so and any issues I should be aware of.

Thank you all!

Announcements and Forum Rules / Scribus 1.6.2 Released
Last post by MrB - June 15, 2024, 09:35:37 PM

We released Scribus 1.6.2 today, 15/6/24.

Download checksums in a similar story at

Scripts and Plugins / Re: Some questions about my Ty...
Last post by ocda - June 15, 2024, 01:29:40 PM
Quote from: a.l.e on February 22, 2019, 10:44:47 AMline 100 of your script:

i had to check the documentation: setMargins() sets the margins of the document, which will be used... in a way nobody would think of: when you create a new master page...

the scripter does have a getPageMargins(), but no setPageMargins().

i think it should not be that hard to add that function (c++ code is needed) but i would first list all functions that are needed to make it easy to calculate a typographic grid.

from my point of view it almost needs a way to get set the row and column guides and their gutter...

what else is needed?

p.s.: of course, the commands will only be added to the development version 1.5.x not the stable one 1.4...

Hi everyone,

Quite new with Scribus. Very interested by the project and the scripting possibilities.
I would like to set up the page margins with a script, is that possible ?

As I understand setMargins has another purpose.

scribus.setMargins(left, right, top, bottom)
I would be glad if someone has a tip.
Text and Typography / Re: Automate Importing text wi...
Last post by Erik96 - June 14, 2024, 02:58:44 PM
yep, that is it, the tutorial is fantastic. Now everything is clear.
Thx a bunch !!!!
Text and Typography / Re: Automate Importing text wi...
Last post by Erik96 - June 14, 2024, 09:29:40 AM
There was once upon a time a video which seems to explain this issue. The link I found is: Video tutorial three ways to apply styles. Unfortunately the video vanished. Some idea where to get it from ?
Text and Typography / Re: Automate Importing text wi...
Last post by Erik96 - June 14, 2024, 12:41:50 AM
great. thx a lot. Now I found it. Therefore I can replace the &HL; which means Headline with something else. This works fine. Now my doubt: in order to create from this &HL; a headline in scribus with the style for headlines, what do I need to insert in the text ?
Thank you very much for your help !!!!!!!!!