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Layout Issues / X-pos in left page
« Last post by Ljurushima on June 22, 2021, 10:40:07 am »
Hi everyone.
I started using Scribus last week. Now Im having this issue when I try to set X-pos to 0 in objects in the left page of a booklet, it stays in that page, but its set in the page before.
So when I try to group the objects, it becomes a mess  :(
I dont know if its understandable, so I will attach some pics.
Image 1: I creat the object
Image 2: I set X-pos to 0 and it goes up to the previous page
Image 3: I deselect and reselect the object and it shows X-pos with the left-most side of the paper as base.
Beginner Talk / Re: Newbie need help
« Last post by RobSay on June 21, 2021, 10:26:04 am »
Yes - there is the concept of character styles - which is essentially a predefined set of formatting.

Edit Styles and create a new Character Style (below Paragraph Styles) and set the font face, size etc. Select a word or whatever text and select the Character  Style in properties. It can feel a bit fiddly when you first use these but it is much faster than manually setting font size, effects etc on each bit of text and means you can update the style for all text with the formatting applied.

For reference - it helps everyone if the topic title is more specific .. i.e. something about 'text formatting'
Layout Issues / Re: How to add a frame at a specific spot on the page
« Last post by RobSay on June 21, 2021, 10:16:57 am »
The 'standard' user flow is to create the frame and then set X & Y co-ordinates or to realign the frame relative to the page, margins, guides or other objects.

You can set up the document to 'snap' frames to the underlying grid which can be effective. Or set master page guides to intersect at a desired location. Personally I just draw a random frame and reposition and resize..

If you are creating many pages - with many frames of known size and position then there are scrapbook options - and then you have scripter which can create as many frames as you want with explicit dimensions and positions across multiple pages
Beginner Talk / Newbie need help
« Last post by michealspencer on June 21, 2021, 06:34:36 am »
Hi, I used paragraph styles and changed the font or style of individual words using the story editor or the properties window. I want to ask if there are other ways to use other character types?
Layout Issues / How to add a frame at a specific spot on the page
« Last post by kylar.merrell on June 21, 2021, 12:29:41 am »
Is there a way to insert an image frame at specific coordinates?
Beginner Talk / Re: "Combine Polygons" does not work (menu gray)
« Last post by utnik on June 20, 2021, 08:01:00 am »
i never had a problem with combining polygons. but there may be a confusion between 'item' → 'path tools' → 'combine polygons' and the boolean combination under 'item' → 'path tools' → 'path operations'.
if your polygons have no fill color, and share the same stroke properties, you may not notice any change when combining them. (and if they are combined, 'combine polygons' is grayed out, but 'split polygons' becomes selectable…)
if you need a single shape from the combined outline of your primary polygons, you should use the boolean combination under 'item' → 'path tools' → 'path operations'.

General Discussion / Re: What is "Extended Image Properties"
« Last post by utnik on June 20, 2021, 07:40:30 am »
hi diyplanner

I recently found this menu item "Extended Image Properties" under "Item>Image" menu,but I can't make sense what it is used for.

if an image has an embedded path, you can select this path as a clipping path and use it for the text flow. that's how i used the 'extended image properties' so far.
another option is the selection of layers to be used in your layout if you have a multi layer image.

there may be other options (or others to come in the future…), but that's what i know about the 'extended image properties'.

General Discussion / Re: a humble inquiry regarding 1.6
« Last post by utnik on June 20, 2021, 07:27:20 am »
hi yconoclast

i couldn't find more information than the list of bugs to be solved before the release.
as there are only very few shoulders to share the load of the development of scribus, it may still take some time. that's why i recommend to take your steps regarding the actual possibilities instead of waiting…

General Discussion / Re: a humble inquiry regarding 1.6
« Last post by Ykonoclast on June 19, 2021, 11:43:45 am »
Thanks for chiming in Utnik.

If absolutely no information on the release whatsoever is possible to find, is there somewhere a sort of rundown of what's left to do? It would help to know what is the precise targeted feature list of v1.6 and what is already done in v1.5.7 : that would permit an educated decision (do I need to wait for this feature, is it already done etc.). As an aside, this would give an impression of the time left to wait : if a lot of work is still to be done then it will be in a long time, if most of the features are implemented, then final release is rather soon-ish.

The information available on the web (mostly the wiki) is a bit confusing and sometimes years out of date (looking at the mantis I can find issues with last update in 2016 and a targeted release of 1.6 in 2017...). I can't find a reliable roadmap. Surely the team has a precise set of goals somewhere?
Beginner Talk / Re: "Combine Polygons" does not work (menu gray)
« Last post by DIYPlanner on June 18, 2021, 05:15:48 pm »
I encountered the same problem.I can draw two polygons,for instance,two rectangles,and just put one behind another,then I went to Item>Path Tools>Combine Polygons,It was grey out.Then I grounped these two shapes,do it again,still grey out.How can I do?
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