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Layout Issues / Re: Automatic new pages
« Last post by nikgervae on September 17, 2022, 07:28:44 pm »
I did point out in my original post that I was coming from FrameMaker, which does both text editing and page layout (and more) quite well. Scribus's name is derived from Latin for writing, and its icon is a pen, so one could certainly expect someone to think it would some support for writing.

It just amazes me that this fundamentally broken workflow model—in the literal sense of a break in flow—persists, where any revision of text requires a laborious transfer and reapplication of formatting, cross references, checking for overflow, and more.

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Vector graphics and postscript / SVG images prints "rasterized" with jagged edges
« Last post by yoggo on September 17, 2022, 12:58:28 pm »
Hello,

When exporting a pdf/X4, the svg images comes out with jagged edges and looks "rasterized" when printed by professional printers. The svg was made in inkscape with a transparent background. The magazine printed is in black and white without background color, som I'm not sure creating the image with a background color would solve the problem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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PDF Generation / Re: FAIL EXPORTING PANTONE COLORS IN PDF
« Last post by toyotadesigner on September 17, 2022, 12:53:03 pm »
As an alternative, you can select this option:

»Convert Spot Colors To Process Colors«

However, I can't guarantee a correct color output in printing.
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Beginner Talk / Re: New to Scribus on macos
« Last post by toyotadesigner on September 17, 2022, 12:48:21 pm »
I am on macOS Catalina 10.15.7 (19H2026) and everything looks good so far. Been working with Scribus on a Mac for more than 10 years now, but never experienced your problem.

Maybe Monterey is too outdated or uses a different QT version? I've read somewhere that this might cause problems.

You can file bugs in the Mantis Issue Tracker: https://bugs.scribus.net/my_view_page.php

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PDF Generation / Re: FAIL EXPORTING PANTONE COLORS IN PDF
« Last post by irenerocher on September 17, 2022, 10:03:22 am »
anyone knows about it?
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Back when I used FrameMaker, I could sail along writing as fast I thought and applying styles with keyboard shortcuts that prompted for the name of a ¶ or character style. I'd enter the first character or two of the style name, hit Return, and be on my way.

Is there a way to do that in Scribus? So far it seems I have to open a separate content properties window and use the pointer (taking my hands from the keyboard) to dig through a pop-up menu of styles.
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Layout Issues / Re: Automatic new pages
« Last post by toyotadesigner on September 17, 2022, 09:05:47 am »
Scribus is NOT a text editor, it is a page layout program.

Use a simple text editor to write your story, copy all content and insert it into the text frames of n pages as explained above.
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Layout Issues / Re: Automatic new pages
« Last post by nikgervae on September 17, 2022, 08:32:17 am »
Paste my text? I need to write my text. In FrameMaker, I would start up with one page, and as I wrote, I got new pages added, no hassle, no fuss. I don't know ahead of time how many pages I'm going to write. if I have to add a new page manually every time I hit the end of one, it's going to be a real hassle to write & edit anything using this program.
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Beginner Talk / New to Scribus on macos
« Last post by nikgervae on September 17, 2022, 08:29:25 am »
Hello, I am trying out 1.5.8 on macos Monterey. I understand that it's built using different libraries than native but some of the UI is pretty wonky. (At least it isn't actively hostile like Affinity Publisher.) Disclosure triangles aren't lined up, some UI elements are clipped, some panels are very crowded and hard to parse visually, some icons are cryptic. Nearly everything has a tooltip though, that's nice.

Any mac users have tips on how I can get acclimated? Any surprises or gotchas?

Also I find that scrolling with my trackpad often doesn't work; the view will shift a little, but then pop back to where it was. Using the scrollbars generally works, but sometimes when I resize the window the scrollbar doesn't resize and gets clipped so that I can't get to the scroll thumb.

Is there someplace to file bugs? I looked around on the forums here but didn't see one.
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Beginner Talk / Re: Click and slide selection mode
« Last post by AdmFubar on September 17, 2022, 04:54:25 am »
In KDE the alt key modifier will move the whole window.

to be more inclusive, you can press the alt key while selecting...
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