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Beginner Talk / Re: Old style lowercase number...
Last post by MrB - Today at 12:14:11 AM
Yes, those are font features and definitely depend on the font
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
Beginner Talk / Re: Old style lowercase number...
Last post by Rodgebbadtke71 - April 13, 2024, 05:20:08 PM
Wow, I wasn't aware of that. It appears to be highly dependent on the font as to which options are available. I didn't come across any that would set the numbers like the old style. Perhaps there's a character code for the old style numbers?
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.
PDF Generation / Re: what is "file / print prev...
Last post by AdmFubar - April 12, 2024, 12:16:08 AM
It seems to be based on what printer you have installed on your system. Since I have only a b&w printer it generates a greyscale image in the preview. Those are the colors that  your printer can handle. Do you have color management turned on in scribus? Have you turned off the color management in the prefs, and trye the print preview again?
PDF Generation / Re: what is "file / print prev...
Last post by jeepe - April 11, 2024, 10:41:02 PM
You mean that the preview mode is not preview mode, just "view mode"? :)

As to the settings...
what you say sounds as if anything bad or unexpected would be caused by wrong settings...

In this case, there is a drop shadow effect..
which works in the preview mode and doesn't in the print preview / output preview...

My problem is that I'd expect a drop shadow to work...

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okay: you say that the output preview / print preview should be trusted, right?

if only I had a CMYK printer to test it :)

anyway, I'll take that view seriously...


Beginner Talk / Re: Footnote and end note styl...
Last post by PatJr - April 11, 2024, 10:15:39 PM
I think you have to turn on the experimental features
Beginner Talk / Footnote and end note styles g...
Last post by matfirebolt - April 11, 2024, 09:12:14 PM
I have used scribus for various things in the past (CD cover, posters, stickers, flyers, etc.) and I like it quite much. I now wanted to create a longer brochure with footnotes and I am struggling at the very beginning. When I open scribus 1.6.1 on Mac, create a new document and go to the "edit" menu, the entry "Foot and end note styles" is greyed out (remark: I am using the German version, so the name of the menu entry could be a bit different). The same happens when I select a word in a text box, right click and go to "insert text marker": all the menu entries are greyed out.
I am probably missing some setting... Maybe someone has an idea?