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Beginner Talk / Re: importing text form Indesign
« Last post by WeiaR on May 28, 2021, 01:37:47 pm »
I've found a way. Via Word.
Beginner Talk / Re: Reverse Text
« Last post by davidw on May 28, 2021, 12:35:44 pm »
Thanks Robsay and Utnik for your answers.

In fact the solution of Robsay works fine, but Utnik - the button you pointed out just affects alignment and not reversing.

Beginner Talk / importing text form Indesign
« Last post by WeiaR on May 28, 2021, 12:24:12 pm »
Is there a way to import text from an Indesign CS6 document. It is text only, import may lead to corruptions as long as the text is reconstructable. Import options of Scribus has only a possibility to open vector files from Indesign. It does not work. Import via another programm maybe is possible??
General Discussion / Scribus failed to import dxf file
« Last post by DIYPlanner on May 26, 2021, 05:34:37 pm »
I downloaded a dxf file from and just want to import it to scribus via uniconvertor,I had installed uniconvertor 2.0rc and set the path to uniconvertor exe correctly from file>preference>external tools,however it still got warning as the image shown below.
Could anyone point out why this error occured?Thanks very much in advance.
hi mister

They are Level 3…

afaik there are ps-level 3 rips with support for .pdf 1.4 features and others which support only 1 bit transparency masks. i don't think that scribus supports 1.4 features in ps print.


They are Level 3, and I rarely print to PDF but that may be a something to consider when are are able to get distribution.
User Interface / frames within text frames
« Last post by steve98052 on May 23, 2021, 09:14:13 pm »
If this is a feature that exists that I don't know about, please point the way. I'm pretty sure it is not.

There are situations where it would be very useful to be able to insert a frame into a text frame -- including another text frame -- and have the inside frame attach to the text inside the outside frame, as opposed to a location within the outside frame.

In other words, suppose I have I this text and I want to insert a frame between the sentences.

A short sentence. Another short sentence.

In current practice, I could insert a bunch of spaces between the sentences, and place the inside frame into the space.

A short sentence. | inside frame | Another short sentence.

But if I change the first sentence to "A slightly longer sentence", the inside frame doesn't move, the final word is covered by the inside frame, and the inserted blanks push the second sentence to the side.

A slightly longer | inside frame |           Another short sentence.

Additionally, if the inside frame is changed in dimensions, the extra spaces don't expand.

A short sentence. | larger inside frame | r short sentence.

The way I'd like it to work would be to make it possible to anchor the inside frame to a point in the text of the outside frame. That would remove the need to insert blanks, so that changing the text before the inside frame moves the inside frame appropriately, and changing the size of the inside frame moves the text after.

My intended application would be shortcut to equations that doesn't involve the entire TeX plug-in for just a few simple equations. For example, instead of coding this equation as three lines of text in page-layout order, they're coded in logical order.

This way works, but putting the text in as "[spaces] numerator [newline] ratio = ___________ [newline] [spaces] denominator" breaks the logical flow of the equation.

ratio = ___________

Instead, this preserves the logical flow of the equation, which is "ratio = [begin frame] numerator [newline] _________ [newline] denominator [end frame]". (Imagine this as kind of an XML pseudocode.)

ratio = <insert frame>
        <end inserted frame>

This wouldn't replace TeX for complicated stuff (and maybe not even fairly simple stuff like square root symbols), but it would probably have value for other purposes, such as inserting images for things like glyphs not present in a font.

I haven't looked at the code for Scribus, but depending on how complicated it is, I might be able to code this myself, if I get some pointers at where to start.
Beginner Talk / Re: Reverse Text
« Last post by utnik on May 23, 2021, 09:26:39 am »
hi david

i have no experience with rtl text, but afaik it is the button i marked on the screenshot.

Beginner Talk / Re: Reverse Text
« Last post by RobSay on May 23, 2021, 12:43:28 am »
Not sure it's exactly what you want - but you can mirror the text frame horizontally ..

Select the Frame and go to Properties.  Just below the frame geometry is the basepoint selector ... and below that is a row of buttons. The first one is 'Group the Selected Objects' (which will be disabled) and the second is "Flip horizontally" which mirrors the whole frame (Icon is a double headed horizontal arrow).
Beginner Talk / Reverse Text
« Last post by davidw on May 22, 2021, 10:31:24 pm »
I am using version (Manjaro Linux) and trying to open an old SLA file that I created some years ago with an old version of Scribus (maybe 1.4 but I cannot remember).
The Hebrew text is reversed (mirrored) and I cannot find the flipped 'R' option  button in order to correct this.
Any idea where this button disappeared to?
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