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Scripts and Plugins / Re: Resize Page
Last post by digirew - April 16, 2024, 08:17:44 PM
Hi A.l.E,

Just curious if this ever made it into a release?

Really looking forward to modifying the page width and height via. scripts.

General Discussion / Re: The file suddenly disappea...
Last post by PatJr - April 16, 2024, 03:56:30 PM
please post back with your version, OS, any relevant issues with your file management like USB stick, cloud, whatever ..
General Discussion / Re: The file suddenly disappea...
Last post by a.l.e - April 16, 2024, 10:56:49 AM
hi ramiro,

i guess that we need more details here...

what do you mean by "the files in scribus ... disappeared":

  • are the images in the document that disappeared?
  • or you don't find your scribus documents anymore?
General Discussion / The file suddenly disappeared
Last post by ramiroflores - April 16, 2024, 10:39:33 AM
Hi everybody,

The files in scribus suddenly disappeared overnight, is anyone in the same situation as me?
Raster and Vector Graphics / Re: Importing an Image into Sc...
Last post by OSDP - April 16, 2024, 12:05:57 AM
Good morning.
I downloaded the initial .sla on a debian based OS machine, another on manjaro.
My .sla has the same bug under theses linux.
I renamed .sla, modified text and images to import from Pixabay (thanks to the artists for sharing)!
I export in pdf. and in .png. I attach the result and all the file here :

This vector and matrix mix displays the bug:

Theses both not:

This image does not appear to show the bug:

This one displays the bug only after I have modified it:

I don't know if it will help more or not.
Beginner Talk / Re: Old style lowercase number...
Last post by MrB - April 14, 2024, 12:14:11 AM
[T]hose are font features and definitely depend on the font

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Beginner Talk / Re: why do my images disappear...
Last post by whizenscribe - April 13, 2024, 09:41:06 PM
Note that if you do experience this and you haven't moved the images, if you double click on the red frame and re-link, all of your image sizing/etc. will be retained.   The relinking feature is quite nicely done and saves you from having to start from scratch with any given image.
Also note that if you use a NAS other other networked storage device to hold your photos, and you're on a Mac, if the Mac loses touch with the device, Scribus will most likely show the red frames for those photos
Scripts and Plugins / ScribusGenerator with non-Tkin...
Last post by kmhcreative - April 12, 2024, 07:36:45 PM
I made a GUI version of ScribusGenerator that works on a Mac. It's a mod of the Python3 branch. Though I named the script "" I tested and it also works on Windows and Linux too, because I replaced the Tkinter GUI with a series of Scribus Plugin API dialog boxes. Only tested with Scribus 1.6.1 and 1.7.0svn. I submitted a PR but if you want it now you can grab it from my GitHub repo

I don't actually know how to code Python but I muddled my way through it, so I don't know if it's written "correctly" but it works. I got tired of using the CLI version of the script on Mac and was frustrated that I couldn't get Scribus to use Tkinter even though I have it installed and working on my Mac it can't find it to use it because I installed it through Homebrew, and even when I tried to symlink to where Scribus is looking (which is the location the Python Org installer puts it) I got version conflicts, so I gave up trying to get the Tkinter script to work and just rewrote it to use the API dialogs instead.
Layout Issues / Re: Templates for multiple pag...
Last post by oida - April 12, 2024, 12:54:08 PM
Quote from: Nermander on April 11, 2024, 08:28:31 PMIf you want to create a page template to use on several pages you are probably better off using the scrapbook. Design the page layout, select all objects and Send to scrapbook. Then insert a new page (or delete everything on the page) and doubleclick the entry in the scrapbook.

I think scrapbook items also retain layers, so the template can have objects on different layers.
Thank you for the hint. I was hoping to get it more easy, but i'll try the scrapbook.
Thank's a lot
PDF Generation / Re: what is "file / print prev...
Last post by Nermander - April 12, 2024, 08:21:00 AM
My guess is that it depends on the chosen PDF version, the drop shadow maybe uses transparency, which is not supported by the lower PDF versions.