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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...
as usual, starting from an "empty" space.         
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User Interface / Re: IndigoUI: Color Picker and Editing
« Last post by tim_occ on September 15, 2022, 09:04:18 pm »
Hi a.l.e

Yes, I'm back. Currently, after I saw a lot of new UI improvements in other software like Blender, Inkscape or Gnome Desktop, I decided to continue working on Scribus' UI. This time with a different approach and as a separate project. To simulate some content, I used some Scribus code and modified it (like ScColor). Because of that, the UI is not compatible with Scribus directly, but that was not my intention. First, I want to have a result that works as is and later someone (or me) can think about how to marry Scribus with IndigoUI.  :D

Help is always welcome in the form of:
- feedback (the current result is based on my old concept, the form feedback here and state-of-the-art software like Affinity Publisher and Adobe InDesign)
- code contribution (also a good project/folder structure)
- icons (currently I'm using Material Design icons, because I'm too lazy to convert all Scribus PNGs to SVGs)

About your compiling issues, I can take a look into it.
Please, can you report all technical issues here?
https://github.com/nitramr/Scribus-IndigoUI-Mockup/issues

I think it is better to keep the tech talk in the project directly.

I'm using Qt 6.2.3 with Qt Creator on Ubuntu 22.04. The code is never tests in other environments.

best,
Martin
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PDF Generation / Re: FAIL EXPORTING PANTONE COLORS IN PDF
« Last post by irenerocher on September 15, 2022, 08:58:14 pm »
So if I go to the printshop I have to tell them which Pantone they have to use in each layer?
Thank you!
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General Discussion / Re: Problem with pasting spreadsheet with special characters
« Last post by Nermander on September 15, 2022, 08:25:26 pm »
The ods file does not use the correct unicode symbols for those missing symbols, it uses substitute fonts where the symbols are using character codes that really belong to other symbols.

I would have a look at if it is possible to use search and replace in the ods file to replace the incorrect characters with correct unicode characters (copy them from the text document?).
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PDF Generation / Re: FAIL EXPORTING PANTONE COLORS IN PDF
« Last post by Nermander on September 15, 2022, 08:20:09 pm »
Pantone colors are what is called spot colors. As I understand it each spot color has its own layer in the PDF and that layer I think usually shows as black and white. The idea is that the printer will use this layer to create a printing plate for the pantone color, but it is the ink that is used on that plate that determines the color.

The printer essentially chooses color based on the name of the layer.

If you want the PDf to simulate spot colors on screen I think you need to do that manually (but I have never worked with spot colors).
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Beginner Talk / Re: Click and slide selection mode
« Last post by a.l.e on September 15, 2022, 06:20:57 pm »
to be more inclusive, you can press the alt key while selecting...
as usual, starting from an "empty" space.
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Beginner Talk / Re: Click and slide selection mode
« Last post by AdmFubar on September 15, 2022, 05:56:27 pm »
The selection process is actually designed that way on purpose However there is a kind of work around, in the outline window, you can multi select items from the list, by using the shift or ctrl keys while left clicking the items you want.

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