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#21
PDF Generation / what is "file / print preview"...
Last post by jeepe - April 11, 2024, 12:06:03 AM
hi,

I stumbled upon file / print preview by sort of an accident...
later I didn't remember how I got there...  took me an hour to get back there again...

in Scribus 1.5.8 it showed a layer with transparency (a rectangle filled with white at opacity 60% or so) as a fully white rectangle... opacity 100%....

I changed, as we can do this thanks for your developing work, to 1.6...

now it's only PDF or postscript.. (level 1-3)


The PDF version looks as I'd imagine... (right or wrong)
that transparency problem doesn't happen..

BUT STILL...

a drop shadow effect, of white letters over almost magenta background
look like brownish, and totally crappy....
despite the print preview (CTRL + ALT + p) shows a decent image...
and the exported PDF looks good on my RGB monitor...

So what does this file / print preview even does?
What parts should we take seriously of what we see and what not?


Anyway, I attached two screen shots...
one with "print preview" (CTRL + ALT + p), and one with File / print preview


the example graphic is text over color rectangle.. with dropshadow applied...
black 100% shade opacity 60% blendmode normal


thanks in advance!! :)

Peter


#22
Raster and Vector Graphics / Re: Importing an Image into Sc...
Last post by a.l.e - April 09, 2024, 05:11:40 PM
@RodneyLee if you look at the name of the color, it is FromSVG#000000: so it is supposed to be black.

That brown color is a replacement color that is used by Scribus when an error happens with colors.
#23
Installation and Setup / LInux AppImage download link m...
Last post by jeepe - April 09, 2024, 03:57:27 PM
hi,

I know that one can find it eventually anyway, but it would be great if
the linux AppImage link was listed on the downloads page...

https://www.scribus.net/downloads/

thanks for Scribus!!!! it is immense!!!!


Peter
#24
Raster and Vector Graphics / Re: Importing an Image into Sc...
Last post by RodneyLee - April 09, 2024, 02:42:44 PM
if transparency happens to the entire image and not just the background, you can try moving an image out from under other images and see if the color changes
#25
Text and Typography / Re: Problem when manually chan...
Last post by jicay - April 09, 2024, 02:08:10 PM
Do you think it's the same problem that causes the defect in the drop caps?
#26
Text and Typography / Re: Problem when manually chan...
Last post by a.l.e - April 09, 2024, 09:28:31 AM
#27
Text and Typography / Re: Problem when manually chan...
Last post by Aleks100 - April 09, 2024, 09:14:59 AM
Quote from: MrB on April 09, 2024, 07:59:48 AMI'd like to see exactly which settings you are changing with these numbers. Can you explain further?

1. Change default paragraph style to Automatic Lines Spacing
2. Open textbox and insert Lipsum text
3. Select paragraph in textbox and change its size (override style) in Text Properties panel

Automatic Lines Spacing always should be 120% (or whatever percent it is default in Typographic Preferences).
Well, it is not.
#28
Text and Typography / Re: Problem when manually chan...
Last post by jicay - April 09, 2024, 08:43:56 AM
Quote from: MrB on April 08, 2024, 09:52:49 PMIf you do that, then the style is overridden with local formatting
Yes, that's exactly what I want to do: I define a general style for all the articles and then adjust the font size for each article separately.

Quote from: AdmFubar on April 08, 2024, 10:55:14 PMSo the solution (maybe) would be to define a new style based on the one used with a different size font, and apply that to the text.
No, that's not an option. There are too many articles. Finalising the layout this way would be too complicated.

I absolutely must finish this work before the end of the week. I'm going back to version 1.4.9, which is working well, but I'm going to continue to follow this discussion. I'd love to switch to the latest version of Scribus.
#29
Text and Typography / Re: Problem when manually chan...
Last post by MrB - April 09, 2024, 07:59:48 AM
Quote from: Aleks100 on April 08, 2024, 10:10:23 PMSame here (Scr 1.6.1 on Win10/64).
Scribus wrongly calculates automatic spacing when you change text size - 120% defined in preferences becomes 200 or 300% when decreasing of 100% when increasing font size.


I'd like to see exactly which settings you are changing with these numbers. Can you explain further?
#30
Text and Typography / Re: Problem when manually chan...
Last post by AdmFubar - April 08, 2024, 10:55:14 PM
So the solution (maybe) would be to define a new style based on the one used with a different size font, and apply that to the text.