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if it is always at the same place, a text frame on a master page could be the solution.

utnik
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Layout Issues / Multiple frames with same content (for date information)
« Last post by HGDC84 on October 06, 2022, 08:23:59 pm »
Hello everybody!

I would like to ask if there is a way to link frames in a manner that they all display the same text, and changing one's text automatically applies the same changes to other frames linked to that one. If there is, how to do it?

I am asking this because I want to create a monthly newsletter magazine for a local organization, and would like to be able to change the displayed date information (the name of the month and year) without applying it separately to each page the information appears on.

While I do know about the possibility to create an automatic date information using scripts and/or render frames, both seem to have their problems (or at least I haven't found out how to solve them):
a) Using render frame (using Latex) - the resulting text is way too big and I can't shrink it any further after choosing the smallest font size. Also, I don't know if and how it is possible to view the name of the month instead of numbers, and how to display it in my native language instead of English.
b) Using Python script - only shows the name of the month in English. This is an issue as I want to make the newsletter in my native language.
c) Applies to both of these - It seems like that the automatic date can only be applied to the current date. This is a problem because I would like to be able to define the month and year information myself, as the newsletter should be published on first day on every month, and I may need to send the PDF file for printing before the month has changed.

So, any ideas how to do this? While I could create multiple text frames and use the standard link function of the Scribus, it will show the month and year multiple times in the text editor and each would need to be changed manually, which still would be a bit of elaborate.

Thanks for advance for all the help, and apologies if this is a stupid noob question, I am still getting used to Scribus...
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Beginner Talk / Re: Text error when exporting to pdf
« Last post by AdmFubar on October 04, 2022, 08:22:30 pm »
Can you show us a sceen capture of the style settings you created? Attach an image r=to your reply.
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Beginner Talk / Re: Text error when exporting to pdf
« Last post by Mnacarpu9 on October 04, 2022, 12:40:46 pm »
Hello !

thanks for you answer,

Arial

I created a style with arial font, and applied it to all the text in the document.

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Beginner Talk / Re: Text error when exporting to pdf
« Last post by AdmFubar on October 03, 2022, 08:55:46 pm »
Lets start with, " What font you are using?"
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General Discussion / Re: Wrapping text in a PDF field
« Last post by ChristineW on October 03, 2022, 06:13:44 pm »
Worked it out. Its under field properties for anyone else this may help.
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Beginner Talk / Text error when exporting to pdf
« Last post by Mnacarpu9 on October 03, 2022, 05:42:38 pm »
Hello !

I've recently started using scribus. I am having troubles once I have exported the documents. All the letters I of the text of my documents appear bold once I export and creat the pdf file.

Any ideas where could be the problem?

Thank you !
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General Discussion / Wrapping text in a PDF field
« Last post by ChristineW on October 03, 2022, 05:25:05 pm »
 Hi. Can anyone help on explaining how to enable text wrap on an editable PDF text field pls? The default is to fit text into one line where the text just gets smaller and smaller. Thanks
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Adobe Reader and FoxIT can turn off layers. But even when they layer is off, it still prints out.

In Scribus, if I set the print checkbox on a layer, then it ALWAYS PRINTS in a layered PDF. If I uncheck the print option, then it ALWAYS DOESN'T print.

I loaded a layered Scribus created PDF in Adobe Acroboat Pro.  Each layer has 3 possible properties:

1. Always Print
2. Never Print
3. Print When Visible

When the checkbox is on for the layer, the exported PDF has the layer set to Always Print. When the print checkbox is unchecked, the layer in the exported PDF is set to Never Print.

I would like a way to get each layer marked as "Print When Visible," so I can turn off a layer, print the PDF and not have the layer on my printed copy.

I have other PDFs made with Adobe InDesign with layers, and those layers are set to Print When Visible, and do not print out when I turn off the layer.

I did more experimenting over the weekend, and it looks like FoxIT Reader ALWAYS prints all layers, regardless of the layer properties. And evince on Linux and Mac will not print layers that are turned off, even if they're set to Always Print.

So I could just use evince. But I distribute these PDFs for free on my website, so I need them to work on Adobe Reader.

If I load the PDF in Acrobat and change the layer properties to Print When Visible and save it, it works as expected in Adobe Reader. But I'm only on the 7 day trial for Acrobat, and I will not pay $20.00 a month just to make this change to PDFs I generate.

So I'm hoping that they can fix this in Scribus to just change the layer properties when exporting to Print When Visible.

I opened a Mantis bug for this:

https://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=16847

1.7svn is doing the same thing as 1.5.8 is.

Am I making sense?
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Are you saying Adobe Reader And Foxit PDF Reader cannot turn off layers and it's 1.5.8's fault?, you do know you can turn them off in Scribus with the do not print function, could Adobe Reader And Foxit PDF Reader have something like that also?
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