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PDF Generation / Master page content missing in PDF export
« Last post by SDon on August 28, 2021, 12:18:19 am »

I am trying to design a 100-page book in Scribus Almost all pages need page numbers and running heads and I have set up master pages to incorporate those elements wherever required. They work fine when I print them out. But when I export the pages to PDF, the master page elements (page numbers and running heads) are missing. I have attached a four-page sample .sla and the resultant .pdf files here. Hope to hear from the experts.

Text and Typography / Re: Text error when paste from pdf
« Last post by Nermander on August 27, 2021, 10:01:21 pm »
The PDF probably has ligatures, and I bet Word and Libre Office can't handle them correectly.
Text and Typography / Text error when paste from pdf
« Last post by fulgore on August 27, 2021, 06:01:23 pm »
Hi, i am having a very strange problem when i try to paste a text from the pdf generated by scribus (1.5.7) to word or libre office, for example. All the words that have "fi" are showing with wrong character (see image). I am using Crimson pro font from google. When i paste from the word or libre, the error doesn't happen (or when i export as a pdf from the editor).
Beginner Talk / Re: creating visiting-card
« Last post by Eos on August 27, 2021, 04:09:46 pm »
Thanks Rob, i'm going to work it out this weekend.
Beginner Talk / Re: creating visiting-card
« Last post by RodneyLee on August 27, 2021, 04:06:10 pm »
so did you get it to work yet?, if not can you share the .sla
Beginner Talk / Re: creating visiting-card
« Last post by RobSay on August 26, 2021, 08:12:36 pm »
In which case we're in total agreement!
That's a very open ended question - but fundamentally the answer is yes you can do this in Scribus.

How you do this depends very much on your source material - and requires different techniques in scribus to achieve the effect you want. This will require learning something of how Scribus (and documents in general) work with and format Text.

Source already has the lists ... as paragraph styles
- easiest but least likely .... simply create a frame and 'Get text' from the source file means the style comes across as well. Edit this new paragraph style in scribus to apply whatever effect you want and it will get picked up by every paragraph using this style.

Source already has the lists ... not as styles
- edit the source and make the lists a style .... then see above.

Source does not include the list .. but has some sort of markers or data that can be used for start and end (such as the dates themselves)
- This is *definitely* not a 'beginner task', this is writing a program to modify data - whatever application you use.
- Get Text in scribus frame - then use Scripter to find the text to be formatted and apply a paragraph style
- I would only do automate this if you're doing it multiple times ... and the target date is likely to change.

Whatever you do it always ends up with a Scribus paragraph style that is applied to your list data. I would suggest creating a text frame with 10 separate lines of text in scribus and learn about paragraph styles. Each of the ten lines is a paragraph with 'Style=Default Paragraph Style'. Styles are really important .. and I don't just mean 'styling' by applying a paragraph effect to the selected paragraph.
I have a huge text file with entries of text in chronological order. I want be able to make lists on demand from, for example, things that appear on pages 8 and 35, and another lost of things that appear on pages 2, 50, and 100.

Is there a way to apply tags to chunks of texts and be able to compile instant lists of those tags' contents on demand?

Or do you know of another program that can do this?
Beginner Talk / Re: creating visiting-card
« Last post by RodneyLee on August 26, 2021, 04:04:33 pm »
I was thinking Tables, sorry about that
Beginner Talk / Re: creating visiting-card
« Last post by RobSay on August 25, 2021, 06:53:31 pm »
Don't use frames, ...


This statement is confusing, everything on the page is a frame. If you want text: Insert > Text Frame
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