Recent posts

Beginner Talk / Re: Bad quality image when imp...
Last post by PatJr - November 21, 2023, 01:06:45 AM
doesn't seem to like all those transparency in the inkscape file
I exported it to a postscript file that seemed to give a workable result, but then even the png file you provided looked OK to me

Beginner Talk / Re: Bad quality image when imp...
Last post by AdmFubar - November 20, 2023, 07:00:00 PM
right click the image, in the pop up menu select "preview settings", in the sub menu, is the preview set to normal or full resolution? if not select one of those and see if that corrects the image preview.
Beginner Talk / Re: Bad quality image when imp...
Last post by madnz - November 20, 2023, 05:33:24 PM
hi, thanks for the reply.

sure, you can find the svg and the png here:
Beginner Talk / Re: Bad quality image when imp...
Last post by PatJr - November 20, 2023, 04:24:26 PM
dunno, can you post a sample of the svg?
Beginner Talk / Bad quality image when importi...
Last post by madnz - November 20, 2023, 02:29:08 PM

New to Scribus. Probably I am doing something wrong and I hope the community can help.

I am importing (drag and drop) a png file into Scribus. The png is an export from a svg file I created in Inkscape. Why the png is in the Scribus page, it gets very pixelated: if I open the same image with Photos or Paint the image is ok. The export is at 96 dpi. I tried to export at a bigger dpi (1200) but, when I drag and drop the image in Scribus, I got a very tiny pixelated image, totally unusable (Photos and Paint both show an super high quality image).

I tried to import the svg file but it is a Inkscape svg file and when in the Scribus page it is all dark and blue, totally unusable. If I could import the Inkscape svg file I would solve the problem.

Any help would be much appreciated!
Beginner Talk / Re: Problems with footnotes
Last post by a.l.e - November 20, 2023, 08:02:22 AM
footnotes are still an experimental feature in scribus...

use at your own risk.
Beginner Talk / Re: My Scribus seems to be lim...
Last post by Bill-in-Ky - November 20, 2023, 01:50:58 AM
   Thanks for the info.  I used the link to see what it brought up.  All that stuff is rather technical.  I don't get into that.  Thanks anyway.

   I had opened my original photos in Photoshop Elements and then edited as needed, and then saved them as Tiff files, at 300 ppi.  Later, when I wanted to use Jpeg images instead of Tiff, I put all those Tiff images back into Photoshop Elements, one at a time, and then saved them as Jpeg images.  I don't know if that caused a problem or not.  They became Jpeg images with a smaller file size, and I used those, then had the huge PDF file size, which cancelled the presumed benefit of using Jpegs.  I'll most likely stick with Tiff images.  Scribus will probably choke after 177 pages or somewhere around that.  I'm going to try a newer version and see if that is any better. 
Beginner Talk / Re: Problems with footnotes
Last post by Erik96 - November 19, 2023, 11:33:20 PM
Just an update. Now I tried to insert on another page  a second footnote, it is simply impossible. I tried the trick I used before to move the text frame, it is simply impossible to insert a second footnote.
Beginner Talk / Problems with footnotes
Last post by Erik96 - November 19, 2023, 10:06:10 PM
Dear All,
I have seen that there are already postings regarding footnotes, but these are old and mostly addressing different issues. I noticed, that the footnotes sometimes work and sometimes not. I am using Scribus 1.5.8. Sometimes the second or third footnote is not visible when it get inserted, therefore it is not possible to write the footnote. It is necessary so resize the textframe to get the footnote visible. this however disturbs then the layout of the pages. The footnotes should be connected automatically to the textframe and update also automatically. When I change the dimension of the textframe I disturb the automatic update of this textframe. Is there any workaround in order to get footnotes working ? A second question, per default the footnotes are in short distance to the textframe and are not separated by a horizontal line. Is there any possibility to configure this ?
Thank you very much for any tip,
kindest regards
Beginner Talk / Re: Several page variations in...
Last post by lfpjdop9 - November 19, 2023, 06:53:20 PM
Thank you, using layers (with descriptive names) to create variations on a page works for me.