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#1
Scripts and Plugins / Re: Scribus script to generate...
Last post by sayquaker - Today at 04:25:57 AM
I can't view your attachment because it has been deleted. Can you send me a private message? I care about it.
#2
Free discussion / Re: Templates for Scribus
Last post by chiefcontrol - Today at 04:20:58 AM
Quote from: Cyberdie on December 05, 2020, 05:15:34 PMHi guys  :D
The last couple of years I designed a calendar for a non-prophet (Humane Society of Garland County, ARhsgconline org]) using ID until I upgrade to windows 10. ID no longer worked so I thought of purchasing the program and found out it was to expensive AND I had to pay a fee each month to Adobe to us it. No way was I going to do that so I started looking for an alternative.  Finding Scribus I was excited to find out it could do the same things ID would do. Now there was a luring curve to Scribus but it was worth taking the time to learn it. Now the calendar I made was W-11"x H-8.5" and I tried to find a template for Scribus and couldn't find one, so I made one.  baldi's basics
My Question is: has anyone put up a web site where members can get and share there templates? If there is a site could you please let me know? If you would like to see a finished calendar drop me a line and I will send it to you and the template. (Note: I made the template after I made the calendar for 2020. You will need to put the days in the rite order for each year)
I am also looking for such a website.
#3
Beginner Talk / Re: "Combine Polygons" does no...
Last post by megahost - Today at 04:14:56 AM
Quote from: DIYPlanner on June 18, 2021, 04:15:48 PMHi,
I encountered the same problem.I can draw two polygons,for instance,two rectangles,and just put one behind another,then I went to Item>Path Tools>Combine Polygons,It was grey out.Then I grounped these two shapes,do it again,still grey out. How can I do?
I also do the same as you. It's funny that it still doesn't work.
#4
I care. I want to know what your solution is. Please share with me here so everyone knows.
#5
Text and Typography / Is there an easier way to form...
Last post by oida - February 25, 2024, 10:51:22 PM
Hallo,

i just started experimenting with Scribus (1.5.8) for my project and there is one issue i have some headache, especially sorting the Table of contents. What i want: all enties sorted alphabetical and formatted as any TOC.
Well, what i do at moment is : Create the table, export the text and then i do it with cmd line "sort -k1 index.txt > indexsort.txt", the reinsert the file and format it with tabulator settings.

Is there a way to do this directly in Scribus ?

Thank you in advance for any help
#6
Free discussion / Re: Writing a book with scribu...
Last post by oida - February 25, 2024, 05:54:54 PM
Hallo,

after playing around with Scribus for this weekend i decided to give it a try and do my project with scribus, living with the do's and dont's. For sure i have some open points, but hoipefully all them can be solved  ;D

All the best and stay safe
#7
User Interface / Re: Improve the nodes editing
Last post by tim_occ - February 25, 2024, 05:34:03 PM
Thanks for your description. I checked Vectorpea, Figma, Penpot and Inkscape and compared them.
Vectorpea, Figma and Penpot are very similar, so I will focus on them here only.

If I combined the behavior of Vectorpea, Figma and Penpot it would be like this:
  • Click on a single node, show all controls of neighbor nodes only
  • Click & Drag on a control (2 modes):
    • If controls are symmetric: changes angle of both controls; length of selected one
    • If controls are asymmetric: changes angle and length of selected only
  • Click & Drag + ALT on a control unlink this control (asymmetric)
  • Click & Drag + SHIFT on a control snap angle in 45° steps (or 15° like in Inkscape)
  • Click + CTRL on node (3 modes):
    • If asymmetric controls: link both controls with same length and same angle (symmetric)
    • If symmetric controls: control length of both is 0 (corner node)
    • If corner node: controls get new calculate length and are symmetric

Needed Inputs:
  • Mouse (click + drag)
  • ALT key
  • SHIFT key
  • CTRL key

Modifier:
  • ALT = unlink
  • SHIFT = grid
  • CTRL = mode toggle

Figma and Penpot have additional settings to change the node and controls behavior via separate settings. In case you don't like the keyboard shortcuts or don't know them.
#8
Free discussion / Re: Writing a book with scribu...
Last post by oida - February 24, 2024, 08:55:45 PM
Quote from: Nermander on February 24, 2024, 02:19:37 PMAlso footnotes and index are things that Scribus does not really handle well yet. Table of contents is (at least was, the last time I looked) frame based in Scribus, not based on headings as in most other programs.
Since i had to type almost all of the recipes creating a TableOfContents based on frames will be ok for me and the handling of the TOC in Scribus looks very easy.
#9
Scripts and Plugins / Monthly Calender - Force lineb...
Last post by Mikrojumbo - February 24, 2024, 04:45:09 PM
Is it possible to force linebreak in the hollidays.txt, eg. if there are multiple birthdays on the same day?
#10
Scripts and Plugins / Re: Monthly-Calendar-Script, s...
Last post by Mikrojumbo - February 24, 2024, 04:40:03 PM
OK, and then it can actualy be done from the settings:

F4-->Par_style_Date-->Character Style-->Advanced Formatting Section-->Baseline offset