The fact that it's likely not a PDF forms limitation is also evidenced by the inclusion of character and paragraph styles in the PDF field properties. In my particular case the font I want to use is Adobe Caslon Pro but it doesn't show up in the fonts pulldown list. It's installed as an OpenType font. A font I'm given as an option is Times New Roman, which is TrueType (part of the M$ core fonts). Another is the Liberation family of truetype fonts from RedHat.
The collection of fonts in the pulldown list is quite varied and includes some oddities that I doubt would included as a "PDF" standard. For example, I can pick "Bloody Stump" (again TTF) and it works.
I can't find any mention on the Internet of OpenType fonts not being allowed in PDF fields. And OpenType has been around since before Scribus
I've been tasked with creating a book layout from around 250 individual pdfs. Some of these are needed to be two per page, others are an image for the whole page. To save having to re-layout 250 pages I've attempted to use image frames and get image to place the pdf in the correct place on a page. This was working perfectly until I got to around 150 pages where it started to visually glitch on the screen (image not appearing, black boxes across the page, horizontal black bars across the screen), and has then crashed a couple of times. I reload, but when trying to "get image" the screen goes blank.
Initially I thought this might be a memory issue on my laptop (i7 8GB SSD) so recreated the doc from scratch on my desktop but have encountered the same problems. Any ideas what might be causing this as it's driving me mad? Window 10 64GB i7 32GB RAM 1TB HDD Scribus 1.4.8
I've tried 1.5.8 but this just crashes on me trying to load the .sla
I am running Scribus 1.5.8 on a Debian/Bookworm system. I have a short document that is to be distributed in PDF form with a few fields that people can fill in to customize it to a particular use. I want the fields to look like they were part of the original document. Each field is on its own line so there is no moving items around - the type face just needs to match the rest of the document.
Unfortunately, the list of fonts I can use for a PDF field isn't the same as the list of fonts installed on my computer. The document is designed to a style standard so it uses a particular set of fonts that I can't seem to select for the fields' style.
Why am I only seeing an abbreviated list of fonts in the field property's type face pulldown? How can I change this?
To be clear, I can clear direct formatting and select the paragraph & character styles but when I do that, the fields don't display in the document after they are filled. I can enter data but it doesn't show when I turn off the form entry (I'm using Okular to view PDFs)...
I can only get the data to display when I set the font from the pull-down list for each field. When I've done that, I can turn off form entry and the data displays in the selected font. But unfortunately (as mentioned above), I don't get the option of selecting the font I actually want.
If the format is one of these: Adobe Illustrator (AI), Adobe Color Swatch (ACO), AutoCAD Color Book (ACB), Encapsulated PostScript (EPS), GIMP Palette (GPL), OpenDocument Swatch (SOC), PostScript (PS), Scribus Palette (XML), SwatchBooker Collection (SBZ), VIVA Color Palette (XML)
Then you can copy them into Scribus' swatch directory and use then directly.