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PDF Generation / Re: Export to PDF as two pages
« Last post by utnik on April 29, 2022, 06:03:38 pm »
hi hamur
  • open your 594mm wide file.
  • go to 'file' → 'document setup' → 'layout'.
  • change 'single page' to 'facing pages' and set the first page as a 'left page'.
  • switch to the 'general' tab.
  • change the size to 'A4' and check the two boxes below.
  • click 'ok' and you're almost done.
all your items are where you had them before. you just need to insert a second page to host them…

utnik
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PDF Generation / Re: Export to PDF as two pages
« Last post by Nermander on April 29, 2022, 05:26:10 pm »
You can at least import pages from one document to another, but I am not sure if this will help. I have never used the function, maybe it supports importing just specific layers.
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General Discussion / Disjointed View 1.5.8
« Last post by HAMUR on April 29, 2022, 12:16:10 pm »
Hello,

I regularly experience a, how can I say? Disjointed view when working with Scribus 1.5.8. I have screen shots don't know how to upload them onto this message. If someone can tell me how I'd be happy to share.

Essentially the text or guidelines will be disjointed. When I click on that area with the mouse they re-figure but the disjoint often moves to a different area of the document.

Is this something to do with Scribus or is it my computer?

The problems are not there when I export the document. It is just when working with it in Scribus.

This is not a major issue but it does make me wonder about the stability of the program.

Any advice very welcome.
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PDF Generation / Re: Export to PDF as two pages
« Last post by HAMUR on April 29, 2022, 11:25:53 am »
Hi Nermander,

Thanks for your input. Your right. I have just tried it again with a new document set-up as Utnik suggested. It seems to work now. I'm not sure what happened as I was definitely exporting to PDF but, well, it's all working fine now.

I am still unable to adjust the document settings to the work I've already done to achieve this (as mentioned previously in point 2.). Is there away to achieve this? It would save me an awful lot of work. Or alternatively, is it possible to copy layers from one document to another?

Thanks again for the support.
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PDF Generation / Re: Export to PDF as two pages
« Last post by Nermander on April 28, 2022, 05:32:43 pm »
I have never experienced that Scribus rotates the pages during PDF export. My primary guess here is that you are not using PDF export from Scribus, but are "printing to PDF" and the "PDF printer" is set to portrait.
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Beginner Talk / Re: Images not loading
« Last post by RodneyLee on April 28, 2022, 03:15:01 pm »
interesting that you seem to be the only one with this problem, can you try on another computer?, are you using a cloud drive where an IP address might be chaning?
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Layout Issues / Re: Justified text not flush with frame on both sides
« Last post by toyotadesigner on April 28, 2022, 12:42:12 pm »
The reason is the font metrix, that means the definition of the font dimensions and spacing. So the effect in your screenshot is normal.

Sample 01: the character »r« of this font reaches further to the right, so other the »gap« makes sense.

Sample 02: the character of the capital »A« of this font reaches further to the left compared to others, so again it makes sense.

Sample 03: You can influence the appearance in the settings/options in »Text Properties«
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Text and Typography / Re: Font Not Displaying Properly in Scribus
« Last post by toyotadesigner on April 28, 2022, 12:17:19 pm »
What you see is the screen display. How does the font look in the final (pre press) PDF?

I guess you don't want to have jagged fonts in your print, so the font in the PDF should be smooth as silk.
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Text and Typography / Font Not Displaying Properly in Scribus
« Last post by chr2021 on April 28, 2022, 11:57:50 am »
Hi to everyone,

I have a TTF font that has "font smoothing" and "clear type" both turned off. When I use this font in Microsoft Word, all of the edges are jagged. Because of the setting inside the TTF, Word does not blend the font into the page background. So Word is displaying the font properly. But when I use this same font in Scribus, for some reason Scribus is blending the font into the page background and making the edges smooth. Therefore Scribus is somehow overriding the TTF setting.

Here is a screenshot of two fonts displayed in Microsoft Word:



blue font: Times New Roman with "font smoothing" turned on in the TTF
red font: Times New Roman with "font smoothing" turned off in the TTF

Here are screenshots of the Microsoft Word screen zoomed in, together with a screenshot of the gasp hinting control box in the font editor program that I use:





Below are screenshots of how the red font looks in Scribus:





As you can see, Scribus is applying smoothing to the font, but it should not be. Is there a way to stop Scribus from overriding the TTF setting?

Thanks very much for your help,

Chris

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PDF Generation / Re: Export to PDF as two pages
« Last post by HAMUR on April 28, 2022, 11:10:14 am »
Hi Utnik,

Many thanks for getting back to me and for your support. I have tried your suggestion and a couple of things have come up:

1. When starting a new document the document settings you suggest appear to work. However, when exporting to PDF it comes up as two pages but the pages are in portrait rather than landscape! This may be fine from a printing perspective but they also need to be viewed so not great. I can rotate them in Adobe but relying on this for others to view would be problematic.

2. When applying your suggested document set-up to an already existing document (set-up as a single page 594mm x 210mm) it comes up in scribus as a single A4 page (white background). The images and text boxes are still there on the remainder but the backgound to them is grey i.e. not on the page.

Thanks again for your support!

PS
I am working with Scribus 1.5.8
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