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Beginner Talk / Re: How to create 4 page broch...
Last post by PatJr - July 02, 2024, 01:05:47 AM
something like this?
General Discussion / Re: New Scribus Manual
Last post by tim_occ - July 01, 2024, 11:49:07 PM
Hi ale,

honestly, I didn't really check the license. Big mistake from my side. I guess to use the current documentation as a foundation is not the best idea.

In the next days, I can set up a new empty documentation project and connect this with Read The Docs. Also, I want to see how others can contribute easily.

Do you mean this manual?

Beginner Talk / [SOLVED] How to create 4 page ...
Last post by wysocki - July 01, 2024, 07:42:44 PM
New to Scribus and can't figure out how to make a small brochure. I want to print on both sides of one sheet of 8.5" x 11" paper, then fold it in half to create a 4 page brochure (5.5"w x 8.5"h). It will show the first page on the right, then pages 2-3 inside the fold, and page 4 on the back. This means on one side of the sheet I'll have pages 2 & 3, and on the other side I'll have pages 4 & 1.

I've tried all possibilities I can think of but can't figure this out. HELP!!!
Text and Typography / Re: Aligning Numbered Lists Ve...
Last post by a.l.e - July 01, 2024, 03:09:19 PM
i've created a ticket for it:
Text and Typography / Re: Aligning Numbered Lists Ve...
Last post by r_tgur - July 01, 2024, 01:48:17 PM
Quote from: a.l.e on June 26, 2024, 04:34:44 PMThis should have been fixed in Scribus 1.6.2:


p.s.: i've now tested it with 1.6.2 and it (somehow*) works

* i'd wish it would work differently, but as it is now, it seems to work ok with most sane usages...

p.p.s.: it was correctly with up to 9 items... if you have more, it might or not be ok, depending on the result you're looking for.

Hi, thank you. My problem is that I have many items and it all goes wrong when the list goes from number 9 to number 10 :(
But thank you anyway
Scripts and Plugins / Re: Searching for a calendar s...
Last post by DavyB - June 30, 2024, 09:58:38 PM
Hi! Sorry it's a little bit late but I hope you will get my reply: Is it possible to know how to access the functionality you developed?

General Discussion / Re: New Scribus Manual
Last post by a.l.e - June 30, 2024, 07:24:26 PM
hallo tim_occ,

if i understand you correctly, your plan is to move into this repository (and update) the (rather old) official scribus manual.

sadly, there is a major problem with that scribus documentation: it is not free in the sense of free software.
the most important consequence is that it won't included in the linux distributions (it's sometimes in the non-free repositories, but does not get automatically installed).

personally, i have a second issue with the official manual: it contains too much content that is not strictly speaking about scribus (but more an introduction to DTP) and this makes it harder to keep it up to date and translate.

in my eyes, if we want to have a modern manual for scribus, i would suggest to start from "initiation à scribus".
(sorry, i can't find it right now online, but i have a local copy on my computer...)

it's a fine, small, introduction to scribus that is released under the GPL license (not ideal either, but better than the custom license of the official documentation).
if you change your mind, i have parts of the book already translated into english and converted to markdown.
Scripts and Plugins / copyObjects() from master page...
Last post by scriberus - June 30, 2024, 03:07:30 PM
I am using copyObjects from a master page, then closeMasterPage(), then pasteObjects() on the current active page.  However, the paste seems to attempt to put the object back on the master page as the currentPage() function returns the page number of the master page - even though it was closed.

I confirmed this by checking currentPage() after closeMasterPage()
which was correctly set back to the page before editMasterPage(x) and then immediately after pasteObjects() the page number changes back to what the page number was when in editMasterPage().

Am I missing something to set before the Paste?

This does work as expected directly in the UI... I can copy any object from a master page and then manually paste it in any normal page.  This is what I want to script.
General Discussion / New Scribus Manual
Last post by tim_occ - June 30, 2024, 02:53:43 PM
Hi all,

A few days ago, I started a small side project to port the Scribus manual to a Sphinx based documentation using reStructuredText language.
I pushed the ported manual to my personal GitHub account, see here: (would be cool if we can move it to the official Scribus repo)

In addition, I set up a "read the docs" account to automatically publish the documentation, see the result here.

Each change on GitHub will trigger an auto update of the Read The Docs version.

Currently, localisation is not supported yet, but I'm working on it.

What are the benefits of having the documentation in Sphinx format?
1. The documentation source can compile in different output formats, like html, pdf or epub
2. Sphinx has a compiler log to show unused files, missing files or broken formatting
3. Documentation localisation will work in the same way as the main Scribus localisation (po files) and could be translated via Transifex too.
4. Read the Docs support documentation versioning based on GitHub branches.

Layout Issues / Re: Struggling with the book t...
Last post by C.Bass.Chin - June 29, 2024, 11:08:17 PM
Thanks folks! It wasn't super-self-explanatory once I got to the Sections menu, but I got it solved with a minimum of fussing.

Thanks again!