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#41
PDF Generation / Re: Best pdf output for Family...
Last post by kiwi_steve - June 17, 2024, 04:22:39 AM
From talking with my printer, 1.4 is fine for most things - the later updates add features that don't seem to add anything useful for printing a book.

That is a very general statement, of course - you should ask your printer what version they need.

Re: quality vs. size - I turn off all compression to make sure the finished article is the highest quality possible (ie: nice sharp images)... again, this was recommended by my printer (Craigs in Invercargill)

Cheers, Steve
#42
Linux / Re: Installing Scribus 1.6.1 o...
Last post by AdmFubar - June 17, 2024, 02:12:56 AM
This windows file will not open in linux, there are two very different os's.

best to let your distro handle the install from their repositories. check if there is a flatpack or snap for your distro if you need it right away.

>>I copied the 1.6.1-file from windows to my linux-laptop, but there i couldn´t open the windows-file in scribus 1.5.8 on linux.
So I downloaded 1.6.1 for Linux, but i don´t know how to install it.<<

do you mean the .sla file or the  scribus for windows install> .exe or .msi?
#43
Linux / Installing Scribus 1.6.1 on li...
Last post by Ronald12 - June 16, 2024, 10:38:24 PM
I have just downloaded Scribus 1.6.1 for linux and Iḿn using Linux Mint 21 Cinnamon.
Which file should i Use to install this update. I was using 1.5.8 on linux and 1.6.1 on windows.

On windows 11 23H2 I have problems checking my file before printing or exporting to PDF.
When i want to check the file for errors, Scribus 1.6.1 quits.

I copied the 1.6.1-file from windows to my linux-laptop, but there i couldn´t open the windows-file in scribus 1.5.8 on linux.
So I downloaded 1.6.1 for Linux, but i don´t know how to install it.
I've been trying to read the readme-files, but i couldn´t find anything about installing. Not even the sudo-way.

Who can help me?

I like linux a lot, but installing programs or updates should be made easier.
#44
PDF Generation / Re: Best pdf output for Family...
Last post by FemmesoleNZ - June 16, 2024, 07:02:14 AM
Thank you. Will read.

Did not know direct importing of pdf possible. Seemed to be only images & text.

#45
PDF Generation / Re: Best pdf output for Family...
Last post by AdmFubar - June 16, 2024, 03:13:58 AM
Take a look here and see what version of the PDF spec will be best for you.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_PDF

quick question, why the conversion from pdf to png? Why not just import the pdf directly into scribus?
#46
Features / Re: Size and position in the s...
Last post by AdmFubar - June 16, 2024, 03:04:59 AM
If you are talking about the Properties panel being on the right side you can move that to the left.
The x/y numbers on the right in the status bar at the bottom are the current/last position mouse pointer.
#47
PDF Generation / Best pdf output for Family His...
Last post by FemmesoleNZ - June 16, 2024, 12:49:37 AM
Overview: Using Legacy Family Tree v10 to produce charts and family group information as pdfs; converting to grey png images at 300 dpi, using PDF24; then using Scribus as framework to place each image in book. Finish with extra image and text frames as needed - no colour. Completed book 'print ready' for printer. Has worked well for one published book.

Trying to keep up with best way to balance quality and size for publication, but finding this confusing. Looking for suggestions please.

Legacy Chart Output Properties - PDF Producer: WPDF3 by WPCubed GmbH; PDF Version: 1.4 (Acrobat 5.x).
Legacy Family Group Output Properties - PDF Producer ComponentOne PDF Generator 8.0; PDF Version 1.2 (Acrobat 3.x)
I have no control over this output.

Scribus v1.6.1 Options for PDF Output:
PDF 1.3 (Acrobat 4)
PDF 1.4 (Acrobat 5)
PDF 1.5 (Acrobat 6)
PDF 1.6 (Acrobat 6)

Which best to use please?










#48
Features / Size and position in the same ...
Last post by Ronald12 - June 16, 2024, 12:08:49 AM
If people has a wide screen (34") like me, it's not nice to have the position of a frame on the right side of the statusbar and the size at the left side of the status bar.
I would like to have it closer to eachother. Or both on the left side or both on the right side.
#49
Beginner Talk / Using Scribus with children in...
Last post by WilkoatWestfield - June 15, 2024, 11:19:08 PM
I am a UK primary school teacher and intending to use Scribus in the classroom to cover the very simple basics of DTP.

I'm following an accredited curriculum resource that many UK schools use from the National Centre for Computing Education called TeachComputing.

A unit of work introducing the basics of desk top publishing for Year 3 pupils (that's 7 and 8 year olds) which was based around Microsoft Publisher has just been replaced with a unit now using Canva (free education accounts are available to schools).

I would much rather use Scribus and wondered if anyone here is aware of any resources already specifically made for children / younger users, or has any experience if doing so and any issues I should be aware of.

Thank you all!

#50
Announcements and Forum Rules / Scribus 1.6.2 Released
Last post by MrB - June 15, 2024, 09:35:37 PM
Hi

We released Scribus 1.6.2 today, 15/6/24.
https://www.scribus.net/scribus-1-6-2-released/

Download checksums in a similar story at https://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/1.6.2_Release

thanks
Craig