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#1
Free discussion / Re: A lil something from XKCD
Last post by david2658 - Today at 08:10:06 AM
Thanks for making my work a lot easier. your post are appreciated.
#2
MacOS / Re: Preferences gray out for 1...
Last post by MrB - June 12, 2024, 08:58:16 PM
I'd suggest trying to run Scribus in English as a test. You can do that from the command line eg "scribus -l en".

Or in the prefs150.xml (example name), check for similar text:
                <context name="user_preferences">
                        <attribute key="gui_language" value="en_US"/>

Having ensured Scribus is closed, change the value there as above, and reopen Scribus.
#3
Installation and Setup / Re: Scribus 1.6.1 high CPU and...
Last post by Lemuria - June 12, 2024, 06:21:12 PM
Update: A few days ago I got an SSD and the problem dissipated entirely. I guess it fixed itself right there and then.
#4
MacOS / Re: Preferences gray out for 1...
Last post by reckoz - June 12, 2024, 11:17:46 AM
Just realize that images can be attached ...

Here is the screenshot. The red box indicates the unclickable preferences. I hope the item can be told from the shortcut denotation on the side despite the Chinese interface.
#5
MacOS / Re: Preferences gray out for 1...
Last post by reckoz - June 12, 2024, 05:00:03 AM
I'm sorry for not making it clear. For the 'preferences button' I referred to where one can change the settings of icons, shortcuts, interfaces, etc. ... I am using the Chinese version, and I supposed 'preferences' is the word in English. It is not a button but an item in the 'Scribus' menu on the top bar in Mac OS. The keyboard shortcut to open the preference window is COMMAND+,
However, neither way works. I will try to find a host to upload a screenshot.

#6
PDF Generation / Re: PDFs greater than 4Gb 'nee...
Last post by AdmFubar - June 12, 2024, 04:10:45 AM
Quote from: kiwi_steve on June 12, 2024, 02:11:00 AMI might try making some large images and then making a new 'book' for them, and try to replicate the problem outside of this project.  I'll also try Scribus 1.6 (which I can't use for this one because I started in 1.5.8, and if I try to open it in 1.6 it crashes every time.  I might try a build of 1.7 maybe...
something is broken in that file, it should load into 1.6 without a hitch.
have you tried a print preview in scribus?
#7
PDF Generation / Re: PDFs greater than 4Gb 'nee...
Last post by kiwi_steve - June 12, 2024, 02:11:00 AM
As I said, I tried this on my dev PC (i5 gen 10, 16Gb RAM, 650W PSU etc... grunty enough) and on my work laptop (Ryzen 7 6800, 16Gb RAM)... both with identical results.  I don't think it's a hardware issue.

I've broken the file up, and it's fine, as long as the resultant PDF is below 4Gb.  Something about crossing that threshold is causing an issue.

I might try making some large images and then making a new 'book' for them, and try to replicate the problem outside of this project.  I'll also try Scribus 1.6 (which I can't use for this one because I started in 1.5.8, and if I try to open it in 1.6 it crashes every time.  I might try a build of 1.7 maybe...

For now though, fortunately, the printers were able to assemble the book from the smaller files I sent through, and they are printing it right now... so I should get to see 4 years of work in print in the next few days, which is pretty exciting.

And on that note, I want to be clear that I am definitely not complaining about Scribus - I love it... it's been great for this work, even with its quirks (I am not a fan of the spell checking, and hyphenation never worked properly).  I would love to know what is causing this problem, but it is definitely not a deal-breaker for me... I am using it to write volume 2 of the book I've just finished.

Cheers, Steve
#8
General Discussion / Re: Scribus user interface lac...
Last post by MrB - June 11, 2024, 09:42:21 PM
Have a look at Scribus 1.7
#9
MacOS / Re: Preferences gray out for 1...
Last post by MrB - June 11, 2024, 09:41:45 PM
Hi.. What Preferences button are you referring to? We don't have Preferences on the Scribus toolbar so I am not sure what you mean?
#10
MacOS / Preferences gray out for 1.6.1...
Last post by reckoz - June 11, 2024, 11:51:14 AM
I haven't used Scribus on Mac for quite a while. I updated to Scribus 1.6.1, and the preferences button grayed out (unclickable).

I deleted the ~/Library/Preferences/Scribus and let the program create the files once again. Same. The System Preferences-Security is checked. No warning. So the program should have no problem on disk i/o. Does anyone have ideas of the causes?

For the time being, I downgraded back to 1.5.8, which is the last working version for me. The Preferences button comes back and functions normally.