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General Discussion / Re: Images across two pages
Last post by ijclark - May 09, 2024, 08:20:23 AM
Hi. Thanks for's ok, your reply alone helped me resolve it...completely forgot about the bleeds. Adjusted the inside bleeds to 0 and it's sorted. I wanted to use the digital file as a download alongside the print version, so this was driving me crazy! Thanks for this!
General Discussion / Re: Images across two pages
Last post by PatJr - May 09, 2024, 01:52:52 AM
can you post up a little sample file with the image too?

I'm guessing margin, bleeds, differences between odd and even page sizes ...

General Discussion / Images across two pages
Last post by ijclark - May 08, 2024, 11:03:21 PM
At a bit of a loss...I'm creating a photography zine and in some places I have images over two pages. I created an image frame over the two pages to add the image, it all looks fine when I do a preview view, but when I export to PDF the image doesn't line up in the centre, between the pages. Is there something I'm overlooking here?
Raster and Vector Graphics / Convert SVG to SCE via CLI?
Last post by NathanUp - May 07, 2024, 10:44:38 PM
I'm wondering if there is a way to convert SVG files to SVE through the terminal on GNU/Linux (or the other way around)- The reason is this:

Both Krita and Inkscape use SVG files in special directories to populate their "symbols" panels, which store graphics across sessions for later use, much like Scribus' scrapbook panel. If it were possible to create an SCE from an SVG in the terminal, I could write a script that would parse an SVG file and create a Scribus scrapbook programmatically from the symbols contained in it.

A tool like this would allow a user to create a library of symbols / scrapbook items once and then have all of those assets available across Scribus, Krita, and Inkscape with the click of a button.
General Discussion / Re: A few questions/pain point...
Last post by MrB - May 07, 2024, 10:16:13 PM
Scribus records the window sizes and locations. Detecting and dealing with the various ways multiple screens can be configured is complex and hard. Scribus does need improved code to deal with these variations.
General Discussion / Re: A few questions/pain point...
Last post by AdmFubar - May 07, 2024, 08:00:39 PM
what os and desktop are you using?  In kde you can save the positions, and virtual desktop information of a window, not sure if this extends to a different monitor as well.
General Discussion / Re: Scribus 1.7.0 is looking p...
Last post by NathanUp - May 07, 2024, 06:43:39 PM
Quote from: OSDP on March 19, 2024, 01:16:00 PMI have a computer under MX-Linux (debian based)

I have another under Windows10. This machine cannot migrate to Windows 11 (too old) so, i probably go to replace Windows 10 (when update ending) by Debian or SpiralLinux (easiest debian based) or by Manjaro, or by Opensuse Slowroll, or by Fedora (design suite)... I don't know exactly.

It indicates here that an appimage might be available, but I'm not seeing it. You could always try installing from the AUR on Manjaro, or alternatively, use distrobox with an Arch container to install from the AUR.
User Interface / Re: IndigoUI: Color Picker and...
Last post by NathanUp - May 07, 2024, 06:32:43 PM
I was going to start a new thread on a color picker, but I saw this one exists, and this looks incredible! IMO it would be very useful as a dockable panel. I do think it isn't super clear how the colors get added to the document colors list (or is this done automatically when a color is applied to an object?)
User Interface / Re: Thoughts on Workflow and S...
Last post by NathanUp - May 07, 2024, 06:24:02 PM
Sorry about the delay in response - I meant to get back to this and it just didn't happen.

Quote from: a.l.e on January 26, 2024, 11:29:02 PMmartin is proposing a new widget for colors. would you mind discussing with him, a way to integrate the color creation in there?
Sure, I'll open a new topic.

Quote from: a.l.e on January 26, 2024, 11:29:02 PMit would be nice to have somebody create a list of detailed feature (my pet feature would be to keep the imported colors inside of the frame and not pollute the document's colors list)
What sort of things do you think ought to be mentioned? IMO it ought to work just like raster images in frames. I agree with you on the colors list.

Quote from: a.l.e on January 26, 2024, 11:29:02 PMlinked vector graphics:
that's probably a sub task of vector graphics in frames... i guess.
Yes, I suppose so. Now that I think of it, an option to link or embed (convert to Scribus curves) would be useful. I suppose a big hurdle here might be the lack of a good QT SVG renderer (Like KDE is dealing with when generating SVG thumbnails for dolphin). Linking is imminently useful because you can open end edit with your preferred vector editor, save, and the linked SVG updates in Scribus)

Quote from: a.l.e on January 26, 2024, 11:29:02 PM ? if it's that please test the patch (if possible) and / or comment on its description
No, what I meant was something like this: When moving an image inside of its frame, you can hold shift / ctrl / whatever key to constrain image movement to only the x or y axis. That way, if you have already positioned an image vertically, you can hold a key and drag it horizontally only without losing the vertical position.

Quote from: a.l.e on January 26, 2024, 11:29:02 PMsnap to bleed:
scribus does snap to bleed...
more reliable snapping]:
what is missing for you?
Since writing my original post, I have upgraded my system to Plasma 6 (and thus, wayland). I haven't experienced any weirdness with snapping since, and the framerate when dragging items seems much improved also.

Quote from: a.l.e on January 26, 2024, 11:29:02 PMdockable paragraph / character styles dialog:
for editing the styles or applying them?
It would be nice to have a panel that displayed a list of styles. From that panel, the user could make a new style (this could open and use the existing styles dialog), apply a style to either an entire text frame or selected text, clear style overrides from text frames / selections, delete, duplicate, and rename existing styles. To be honest, this functionality could even be incorporated into the text properties panel.

Quote from: a.l.e on January 26, 2024, 11:29:02 PMright click to update paragraph / character style: / personally, i'd prefer a button in the palette, rather than a context menu.
Yea, now that I think about it I agree with you on that one.

Quote from: a.l.e on January 26, 2024, 11:29:02 PMi'm currently working on a proposal for the simplest use case: creating a line style based on the selection. if i get it to work, i'll propose it to martin and see if/how he can integrate it in his UI work.
This will make a big difference in speeding up workflow! Having to directly set up styles in the styles dialog really slows me down when I'm just trying to play around and see what works before committing. (Of course, I know that I could play around anyway, but I'd just have to duplicate all of that work in the styles dialog)

Quote from: a.l.e on January 26, 2024, 11:29:02 PMit's not easy to get specific features to be added to scribus.

maybe, the best thing one can do is to comment on the patches that have been done and help the brave ones that do make patches to improve them.
and, when the patches seem to be ready, help convince the team that it's now time to review the code and give feedback : - )
Yea, I'll need to explore Mantis a bit more. I'm used to other platforms and I find it quite difficult to search through Mantis.

Quote from: a.l.e on January 26, 2024, 11:29:02 PMsadly, creating conceptual UI / UX papers has only worked once in the history of scribus...
and it only worked because the persone having written the proposal got proficient enough in c++ to create a prototype of it and, then, step by step also programmed real widgets that can be integrated into scribus.
it took years, but it's one of the best things that have happened to scribus in the last many years!
(thanks martin for all your work!)
YES - I'm doing a lot of work in 1.7.0SVN from the AUR at the moment (yea, I know I shouldn't haha); what an amazing difference! Scribus really is becoming not only capable, but a joy to use.
General Discussion / Re: A few questions/pain point...
Last post by Jarod997 - May 07, 2024, 05:01:34 AM
Regarding #3 - I would love to be able to have the program remember where I've left my tool windows on another monitor, so I can use my larger main screen to do editing and work, and I can press buttons and fill in details on the "toolbox windows" on my smaller screen off to the side.

I just noticed that yes, you can dock the toolboxes, but then my document editing area shrinks - which for me is not idea.