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Raster and Vector Graphics / lower resolution bmp
« Last post by Cdric on June 18, 2021, 12:42:54 pm »
Hi everyone from France
Excuse my english
Guess this is a common problem :
The resolution when my image is imported is lower than the original file
I don't have this problem with other images in my Scribus file...
original file : 393x498 px
230Ko

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General Discussion / Re: How define styles for TEXT FRAME?
« Last post by Nermander on June 17, 2021, 10:07:46 pm »
I didn't check the example, I just read the text "is there a method to define a style for the TEXT FRAMES by default?".

And that question is what I responded to.
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Linux / Re: Error 11 Crash on Startup
« Last post by RodneyLee on June 17, 2021, 06:22:52 pm »
Try the Appimage
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Raster and Vector Graphics / Re: Direct image import script does not work ?.
« Last post by RodneyLee on June 17, 2021, 06:18:52 pm »
Drag and Drop
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General Discussion / Re: a humble inquiry regarding 1.6
« Last post by utnik on June 17, 2021, 05:57:45 pm »
hi ykonoclast

i'm not a developer and have no higher insight on the roadmap to 1.6.
but i use scribus since 1.3.x and in early times i never changed to a so called 'unstable' version for my real work. then i needed one of the new features from the upcoming version 1.4.4 (export to .pdf/x-1a) and compiled it for macOS (which was really hard for me as i had no idea how to do it…)
after that i had always the last 'stable' version and something newer. as there is no version officially called 'stable' running on a recent (64-bit-only) macOS, i work now with 1.5.8.svn and have 1.5.7 and 1.5.6.1 as fallback versions – just in case…

i don't recommend for everyone to go that far, but if you can't wait to work with the new text engine or the much improved 'properties' palettes you might switch to 1.5.7, as it runs reliably (maybe more stable than some earlier 'stable' releases…)
you might not switch to .svn releases and keep in mind that different development releases may show some small layout differences…

utnik
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Text and Typography / Re: Any guide to quickly applying styles?
« Last post by utnik on June 17, 2021, 05:05:30 pm »
hi owen

…Is this how it is supposed to work?

no, normally it is not – but you may have applied a paragraph style and a character style to your text. if you did so, i would expect what you describe.
separate character styles should be used when only a part of a paragraph needs to be formatted in a special way. (and then you wouldn't like to see this special formatting disappear when changing the paragraph style…)

if my guess is right, just define your standard character settings as a part of the paragraph style. i recommend that you should never apply a separate character style to a whole paragraph.

utnik
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Linux / Error 11 Crash on Startup
« Last post by Crestliner on June 17, 2021, 04:53:40 pm »
Trying to run Scribus Version 1.5.7 on Endeavor OS (arch based). It crashes at startup with a "scribus crashes with a signal 11" popup. 

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sizeof(TrkHeader)=1000
Warning: dynamic library '/usr/lib/osgPlugins-3.6.5/osgdb_ogr.so' exists, but an error occurred while trying to open it:
libgdal.so.29: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
ReaderWriterTF::writeObject
Warning: dynamic library '/usr/lib/osgPlugins-3.6.5/osgdb_gdal.so' exists, but an error occurred while trying to open it:
libgdal.so.29: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
pathForIcon: Unable to load icon /usr/share/scribus/icons/1_5_1/lab.png: File not found
pathForIcon: Unable to load icon /usr/share/scribus/icons/1_5_1/spot.png: File not found
pathForIcon: Unable to load icon /usr/share/scribus/icons/1_5_1/register.png: File not found
qt.gui.icc: Unsupported ICC profile class 70727472
QPngHandler: Failed to parse ICC profile
Scribus Crash
-------------
Scribus crashes due to Signal #11
Calling Emergency Save
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Text and Typography / Any guide to quickly applying styles?
« Last post by OwenNZ on June 17, 2021, 03:07:01 pm »
My usual way of working is to apply the paragraph style "Body" that I've set up to all text, then I go through and apply a subhead paragraph style (independent of the Body style) to subheads. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to work cleanly in Scribus: after I apply the Subhead style it doesn't alter the character style that I thought I'd specified in Subhead, it sticks with Body, and only changes to the Subhead style after I click on the Character style trash icon. Is this how it is supposed to work?
I'm used to the Pagemaker/InDesign style paradigm, so I'm a little confused.
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General Discussion / a humble inquiry regarding 1.6
« Last post by Ykonoclast on June 17, 2021, 10:44:37 am »
Hi all,

since discovering Scribus a few years ago, this project has rapidly become one of my favourite software. I am an amateur RPG writer and managing large, complex documents with LibreOffice had become a serious burden : Scribus has markedly improved my quality of life in that respect.

My use case is a bit specific : I seldom write new documents but I often edit old ones. We're talking of important revisions several times a year on 100+ pages documents with complex layouts and pictures (you can imagine how switching from LibreOffice made me gain a lot of time). Hence, I am very reluctant to switch to the the 1.5.x branch as that would render my files incompatible with the 1.4.9 version I am using (built from svn sources). The worst case scenario would be to make some important edits over a few months and then run into a problem necessitating a rollback to 1.4.9 using an old file, therefore losing all the work done after the switch.
Last year, I briefly experimented the 1.5.5 but quickly ran into several problems, nothing major (mainly interface) but enough to discourage a massive switch of all my important files. I therefore took the decision to wait for the release of 1.6 to migrate : using the occasion to do major rewrites taking advantage of all the new features in one fell swoop (and holding major changes until that time). But time is passing by and I have no visibility on the release date.

And that's the reason I would like to ask about the roadmap of the project. Not in a childish « are we there yet » way : I am perfectly aware that it is the nature of open-source, volunteer-based projects to have « when it's done » style release dates. But I think the team might have a general idea of where they're headed and a vague answer such as « hard to tell but we're targetting a release of 1.6 next year » or « don't expect 1.6 before 2023-2024 » would be greatly appreciated.

I mean, typing « Scribus 1.6 release date » in google yields a 2017 post on this forum asking for a guesstimate, it would be great to have an update 4 years later.

Thanks to anyone with a modicum of information.
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Layout Issues / Re: Resize multiple text frames simultaneously
« Last post by RobSay on June 16, 2021, 08:29:19 pm »
I'm not aware of any new solutions to this and I use scripter to achieve a similar sort of effect (standard width image frames over 250 pages)

For a straight forward resize of all frames within the whole document - you can run this in the scripter console:
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# select all the items in the document - you can be much cleverer than this with page ranges etc
allItems = getAllObjects()
# loop through all the objects
for item in allItems :
  # look for text frames only - you can be cleverer here in lots of ways and filter by type, name, property .. whatever
  if (getObjectType(item) == 'TextFrame'):
    # set the frame dimensions (you can calculate the desired width and height etc)
    sizeObject(200,30, item)
    # you could also move the text frame to a specific point on the page (might need to check the current page)
    # moveObjectAbs(x,y,item)
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