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Beginner Talk / Re: Making a book with PDF mus...
Last post by santiclear - April 30, 2024, 12:12:17 AM
MuseScore supports export in PDF, SVG, PNG, MusicXML and MEI. However, MusicXML, while XML based is more of an interchange format for interoperability with other music notation software, and is not quite reliable in layout preservation.
Beginner Talk / Re: Making a book with PDF mus...
Last post by AdmFubar - April 29, 2024, 11:59:35 PM
Can Music Score export in other formats? Like HTML perhaps?
Beginner Talk / Making a book with PDF music a...
Last post by santiclear - April 29, 2024, 11:18:15 PM
Hello everybody,

I'm quite new here. I was an occasional Adobe InDesign user (on shared hardware I had access to), but for a variety of reasons, including future-proofing my work, I decided to switch to open source.
I am working on a 200-page songbook, using as source material PDFs exported with MuseScore: I would like to add numbering to the individual songs, blank pages, occasional images, occasionally put the content of multiple PDFs on the same page, introductory pages, indexes etc. Basically I'd like to create a book with all the music I've put together.

Last year, while still using InDesing, I made the first attached file - and achieved it with this InDesign workflow:
  • Placed/linked (doesn't matter which) individual PDFs (approx. 40-60 kb for each page)
  • In the master page added a second layer on top of the existing one, with song/page numbers
  • Added the pages containing text
  • Added vector graphics to the first and last page
  • Exported the final PDF, which has searchable text in all pages, including those containing the MuseScore generated  PDFs (size: 1.5 Mb, including all cover graphics, see attachment)

I tried to do the same in Scribus 1.6.1 on Windows 10, beginning with just 15 pages/15 MuseScore-generated PDFs (40-60 Kb each, I attached a sample of one of them), but:
  • I had to import the PDFs as vector graphics - if I try to import as text, Scribus wouldn't show neither the music nor the text, despite me having both the Edwin (text) and Leland (music) OTF fonts which Musescore uses installed systemwide (Libreoffice sees them and uses them normally). Scribus got a bit lagging, switched the "Background" layer with the PDFs to outline view to speed things up.
  • I did the numbering using the scrapbook feature on a different layer (numbering will be more complex than 1-2-3-4-5 ecc.) - figured it out with no problems.
  • Saved the file - the *.sla is 33 Mb in size :o
  • Exported a PDF - it turned out a 141 Mb behemot :o , with no searchable text.

What am I doing wrong?
Text and Typography / Re: Insetring an ancient greek...
Last post by utnik - April 29, 2024, 05:53:46 PM
hi pierruel

what exactly is your problem?
you may need a special character style for the greek part. otherwise it should just work...

Text and Typography / Insetring an ancient greek sen...
Last post by pierruel - April 29, 2024, 05:43:48 PM
Good evening,
I have to introduce in a Scribus document the following "mixed" sentence:
C'est bien, persévère, μουσικὴν ποίει καὶ ἐργάζου, comme le songe disait à Socrate.
It is good, persevere, μουσικὴν ποίει καὶ ἐργάζου, as the dream said to Socrates.

Is it possible to introduce such a greek quote into a "latin" text ?
How should it be done ?
Thank you in advance.
Best regards
Scripts and Plugins / DirectImageImport Script Modul...
Last post by srikrishnan - April 29, 2024, 09:19:46 AM
Hi all,

I am using scribus 1.6.1. In this i have following Python version:

3.8.18 (default, Aug 25 2023, 21:10:31) [MSC v.1900 64 bit (AMD64)]

i tried to run "DirectImageImport" script from Script menu. I have encountered below error:

Unable to import the Python Imaging Library module.

in my windows 10 system, i have installed following version python:

Python 3.11.4 (tags/v3.11.4:d2340ef, Jun  7 2023, 05:45:37) [MSC v.1934 64 bit (AMD64)] on win32

I tried to install all modules in my system python and for testing purpose I tried to copy those modules into "C:\Program Files\Scribus 1.6.1\python\lib\site-packages". sorry, i may be wrong, i tried this because in past one other simple module i copied and it works in scribus. Please help me to fix this issue.


Beginner Talk / Re: Ability to print reader pa...
Last post by Orbspider - April 29, 2024, 06:52:57 AM
I've spent some hours fiddling with psnup and I can't make an output on one page. Something wrong with my command, or I should input ps not pdf? Will try some more. Pdf Tweak didn't run, java issue.
psnup -c -q -h37.74cm -h25cm -3 cover.pdf cover1.pdf
However, a work around in Scribus, I calculated my book cover total width (fr+bk+spine) and made a new one page doc of exact dimensions, then selected all objects from my original three page spread and pasted onto new doc -fits exactly.

But I have to say, a 3-page spread is much better to work with as it then gives margins for front/back near spine and also boundary of the spine. Adjusting spine width is also a doddle, and the front page just shifts to the left or right.
Free discussion / Re: WTF is the "Never should b...
Last post by PatJr - April 29, 2024, 02:22:58 AM
I think the OP is referring to this column
Free discussion / Re: WTF is the "Never should b...
Last post by MrB - April 28, 2024, 11:04:50 PM
The title of that column is "Rejected Fonts" and the list gives error messages. I suspect you are using Scribus in another interface language and we can get a better translation for that data.
Free discussion / Re: WTF is the "Never should b...
Last post by PatJr - April 28, 2024, 10:16:27 PM
Hi e
scribus is defiantly not for everyone or solution
please do post back what you find better and your experiences with it