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Title: clipboard - cannot copy paste from inkscape to scribus
Post by: core on March 22, 2020, 12:45:28 pm
I recall a few years ago createing some nice booklets in scribus. My workflow was to create the finer graphics in inkscape and then using the clipboard to bring them into scribus.
Back then I was on a Win7 machine. Now I am on linux.

This clipboard interoperability is not working now. Is this feature deliberately take out or blocked in Scribus.

I am finding some interesting effects with the clipboard controls that point to some SW problem here.

If I use CTRL+C, CTRL+V to try this operation between inkscape and scribus, there is nothing pasted. In fact according to Scribus, there is nothing in the clipboard - the option in the menu edit>paste is greyed out.

But if I use the menu (edit>copy)in inkscape to copy (not keyboard shortcut), then the edit>paste option in the menu of scribus is now active.
But still nothing is pasted.

Can anyone comment on copy and pasting between inkscape and scribus. How it works if it still does at all?

btw, trying to get whole inkscape documents into scribus is also not working so well. This is in another forum post here.

for anyone interested to see the inkscape file I am dealing with, its attached.
Title: Re: clipboard - cannot copy paste from inkscape to scribus
Post by: RodneyLee on March 22, 2020, 04:29:06 pm
thats a .pdf, inkscape files are .svg, you can drag and drop .svp into scribus, they work great (1.5.5 anyway)
Title: Re: clipboard - cannot copy paste from inkscape to scribus
Post by: core on March 22, 2020, 08:29:57 pm
oops,
here it is
Title: Re: clipboard - cannot copy paste from inkscape to scribus
Post by: core on March 22, 2020, 08:41:23 pm
Just tried to drag a .svg file and drop it into scribus - nothing happened

Not sure what you were meaning in your post

you can drag and drop .svp into scribus, they work great (1.5.5 anyway)
Title: Re: clipboard - cannot copy paste from inkscape to scribus
Post by: RodneyLee on March 23, 2020, 02:44:56 pm
I just did it, worked great (drag and Drop) you d have to have a page open or new page created, left click and hold image, drag onto a page in scribus ( I use 1.5.5) let go of mouse button, works for all images AFAIK

you can then ungroup your SVG and arrange everything on the page
Title: Re: clipboard - cannot copy paste from inkscape to scribus
Post by: RodneyLee on March 23, 2020, 02:49:29 pm
you have a few invisible artifacts in bottom half that make your image frame bigger than the graphic's you'll want to ungroup that section again to remove them
Title: Re: clipboard - cannot copy paste from inkscape to scribus
Post by: core on March 23, 2020, 04:07:35 pm
Interesting.
I have tried this a few time but there is no reaction from Scribus.

Just to be certain, steps as follows


Is this how you did it and it worked?

can you please share the versions of SW and the OS you are on
Title: Re: clipboard - cannot copy paste from inkscape to scribus
Post by: RodneyLee on March 23, 2020, 06:53:15 pm
only difference I use LinuxMint 19.3 and I dragged the file from desktop to scribus not from a file manager, Scribus 1.5.5
Title: Re: clipboard - cannot copy paste from inkscape to scribus
Post by: RodneyLee on March 23, 2020, 07:03:00 pm
I just tested this from my file manager and it did not work, works fine from my desktop
here it is still grouped
Title: Re: clipboard - cannot copy paste from inkscape to scribus
Post by: core on March 23, 2020, 07:27:55 pm
Thanks for your testing this. I tried to open the file you send, but scribus did not like it. An error suggesting version incompatibility came up.

Just tried to drag an .svg from the desktop into the scribus workspace, but this did not work either.

Someone in the Inkscape forums suggested that the 1.5.x scribus handles .svg's better.

Title: Re: clipboard - cannot copy paste from inkscape to scribus
Post by: RodneyLee on March 23, 2020, 08:12:28 pm
it's worth the upgrade 1.5.5 seems very stable also