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General Discussion / Re: A few questions/pain point...
Last post by AdmFubar - May 07, 2024, 08:00:39 PM
what os and desktop are you using?  In kde you can save the positions, and virtual desktop information of a window, not sure if this extends to a different monitor as well.
General Discussion / Re: Scribus 1.7.0 is looking p...
Last post by NathanUp - May 07, 2024, 06:43:39 PM
Quote from: OSDP on March 19, 2024, 01:16:00 PMI have a computer under MX-Linux (debian based)

I have another under Windows10. This machine cannot migrate to Windows 11 (too old) so, i probably go to replace Windows 10 (when update ending) by Debian or SpiralLinux (easiest debian based) or by Manjaro, or by Opensuse Slowroll, or by Fedora (design suite)... I don't know exactly.

It indicates here that an appimage might be available, but I'm not seeing it. You could always try installing from the AUR on Manjaro, or alternatively, use distrobox with an Arch container to install from the AUR.
User Interface / Re: IndigoUI: Color Picker and...
Last post by NathanUp - May 07, 2024, 06:32:43 PM
I was going to start a new thread on a color picker, but I saw this one exists, and this looks incredible! IMO it would be very useful as a dockable panel. I do think it isn't super clear how the colors get added to the document colors list (or is this done automatically when a color is applied to an object?)
User Interface / Re: Thoughts on Workflow and S...
Last post by NathanUp - May 07, 2024, 06:24:02 PM
Sorry about the delay in response - I meant to get back to this and it just didn't happen.

Quote from: a.l.e on January 26, 2024, 11:29:02 PMmartin is proposing a new widget for colors. would you mind discussing with him, a way to integrate the color creation in there?
Sure, I'll open a new topic.

Quote from: a.l.e on January 26, 2024, 11:29:02 PMit would be nice to have somebody create a list of detailed feature (my pet feature would be to keep the imported colors inside of the frame and not pollute the document's colors list)
What sort of things do you think ought to be mentioned? IMO it ought to work just like raster images in frames. I agree with you on the colors list.

Quote from: a.l.e on January 26, 2024, 11:29:02 PMlinked vector graphics:
that's probably a sub task of vector graphics in frames... i guess.
Yes, I suppose so. Now that I think of it, an option to link or embed (convert to Scribus curves) would be useful. I suppose a big hurdle here might be the lack of a good QT SVG renderer (Like KDE is dealing with when generating SVG thumbnails for dolphin). Linking is imminently useful because you can open end edit with your preferred vector editor, save, and the linked SVG updates in Scribus)

Quote from: a.l.e on January 26, 2024, 11:29:02 PM ? if it's that please test the patch (if possible) and / or comment on its description
No, what I meant was something like this: When moving an image inside of its frame, you can hold shift / ctrl / whatever key to constrain image movement to only the x or y axis. That way, if you have already positioned an image vertically, you can hold a key and drag it horizontally only without losing the vertical position.

Quote from: a.l.e on January 26, 2024, 11:29:02 PMsnap to bleed:
scribus does snap to bleed...
more reliable snapping]:
what is missing for you?
Since writing my original post, I have upgraded my system to Plasma 6 (and thus, wayland). I haven't experienced any weirdness with snapping since, and the framerate when dragging items seems much improved also.

Quote from: a.l.e on January 26, 2024, 11:29:02 PMdockable paragraph / character styles dialog:
for editing the styles or applying them?
It would be nice to have a panel that displayed a list of styles. From that panel, the user could make a new style (this could open and use the existing styles dialog), apply a style to either an entire text frame or selected text, clear style overrides from text frames / selections, delete, duplicate, and rename existing styles. To be honest, this functionality could even be incorporated into the text properties panel.

Quote from: a.l.e on January 26, 2024, 11:29:02 PMright click to update paragraph / character style: / personally, i'd prefer a button in the palette, rather than a context menu.
Yea, now that I think about it I agree with you on that one.

Quote from: a.l.e on January 26, 2024, 11:29:02 PMi'm currently working on a proposal for the simplest use case: creating a line style based on the selection. if i get it to work, i'll propose it to martin and see if/how he can integrate it in his UI work.
This will make a big difference in speeding up workflow! Having to directly set up styles in the styles dialog really slows me down when I'm just trying to play around and see what works before committing. (Of course, I know that I could play around anyway, but I'd just have to duplicate all of that work in the styles dialog)

Quote from: a.l.e on January 26, 2024, 11:29:02 PMit's not easy to get specific features to be added to scribus.

maybe, the best thing one can do is to comment on the patches that have been done and help the brave ones that do make patches to improve them.
and, when the patches seem to be ready, help convince the team that it's now time to review the code and give feedback : - )
Yea, I'll need to explore Mantis a bit more. I'm used to other platforms and I find it quite difficult to search through Mantis.

Quote from: a.l.e on January 26, 2024, 11:29:02 PMsadly, creating conceptual UI / UX papers has only worked once in the history of scribus...
and it only worked because the persone having written the proposal got proficient enough in c++ to create a prototype of it and, then, step by step also programmed real widgets that can be integrated into scribus.
it took years, but it's one of the best things that have happened to scribus in the last many years!
(thanks martin for all your work!)
YES - I'm doing a lot of work in 1.7.0SVN from the AUR at the moment (yea, I know I shouldn't haha); what an amazing difference! Scribus really is becoming not only capable, but a joy to use.
General Discussion / Re: A few questions/pain point...
Last post by Jarod997 - May 07, 2024, 05:01:34 AM
Regarding #3 - I would love to be able to have the program remember where I've left my tool windows on another monitor, so I can use my larger main screen to do editing and work, and I can press buttons and fill in details on the "toolbox windows" on my smaller screen off to the side.

I just noticed that yes, you can dock the toolboxes, but then my document editing area shrinks - which for me is not idea.
Beginner Talk / Re: Making a book with PDF mus...
Last post by santiclear - May 06, 2024, 10:47:56 PM
Quote from: Aleks100 on May 02, 2024, 10:29:24 PMFor start in "A5 Venite fedeli (Stefani-Wade) (accordi).pdf" colors are wrong.
They should be 100% Black - they are 300% mixture of CMYK.
In booklet every page with notes have same mistake.
Pages made in Scribus are fine, 100% Black as they should be.

Does all text have to be searchable?

Below is pdf converted to grayscale
I had not noticed that. In fact, all the PDF output from Musescore has registration black instead of K black.  :'(

Hi-res pngs work fine, of course (they are large); have still not tried what Scribus does with MuseScore's SVGs, which are quite heavy as well.
Unfortunately, these are all workarounds which do not allow me to keep text searchable.
Beginner Talk / Re: [SOLVED] Setting paragraph...
Last post by debbieV - May 06, 2024, 01:47:56 PM
Thank you!
Beginner Talk / Table of Content
Last post by tobiascock - May 06, 2024, 01:42:03 PM
Hello everyone,

I'm relatively new to Scribus and have encountered a challenge regarding the Table of Contents feature.

I've successfully created a TOC using text frames with attributes. However, I've run into an issue when attempting to add these text frames with attributes as inline objects inside another text frame. Unfortunately, when I do this, the headers are no longer displayed in the TOC.

My intention behind inserting the text frames as inline objects is to create a document that behaves more like a Word document. I'm linking multiple text frames across different pages, ensuring that if an inline object (the text frame with the header text and TOC attribute) is pushed down to the next page, the TOC updates automatically with the correct page number.

My question is: Is it possible to achieve this functionality with Scribus? Any insights or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Beginner Talk / Re: Setting paragraph break in...
Last post by a.l.e - May 06, 2024, 11:15:42 AM
probably, the "problem" is that you have activated the baseline grid, which forces the text to align to it.

if you really want a space after that paragraph you need to:

- disable the alignment to the baseline grid for the next paragraph, or
- define a space below that is a multiple of the baseline grid

depending on the reasons why you choose to activate the baseline grid, you might want to mark the new paragraphs with an indent rather than a space above.
Beginner Talk / [SOLVED] Setting paragraph bre...
Last post by debbieV - May 06, 2024, 09:12:52 AM
Very new to Scribus (version 1.4.7) and I am having trouble with getting a style correct. Don't seem to be able to get a narrow break between paragraphs. Not matter if I even type in a 0.50 it is still a large one.

Am I missing something?? ;D

Also, when I move a text frame it sometimes puts a space at the top even though I don't have a space set in the style its when I adjust the height etc