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#41
Beginner Talk / Re: Several basic stuff I cann...
Last post by tom - February 19, 2024, 09:53:31 AM
Can't even convert the embedded images to Greyscale, CMYK, or RGB? Sorry, enough pain for last 24 hours messing with Scribus. It's very sad you have wasted 22 years and the application is at this point. I must uninstall now, good luck and very sorry....
#42
Beginner Talk / Re: Several basic stuff I cann...
Last post by tom - February 19, 2024, 09:39:58 AM
If you need to build a straight line between 2 nodes. You need to visit the respective control points on each end and do "Reset This Control Point" to straighten the curve. What a pain! Are you doing it like this because you think it is better or you just have no idea?
#43
Beginner Talk / Re: Several basic stuff I cann...
Last post by tom - February 19, 2024, 09:32:35 AM
OMG! On the nodes panel,

- Mirror Path Horizontally
- Mirror Path Vertically
- Rotate
- Scale
- Shear

are amazingly useless controls. :o  It's like this is designed by someone who has no idea about how things are really going on.

Hide nodes checkbox is another... Crazy...
#44
Beginner Talk / Re: Several basic stuff I cann...
Last post by tom - February 19, 2024, 09:23:56 AM
Quote from: tom on February 18, 2024, 08:04:10 PMAnother thing:
* When editing a curve's control points, there is no option to smooth/cusp the node.
OK, I found they are called "Move Control Points Independently" and "Move Control Points Symmetrical". It's fine except, there are no direct conversion without reshaping the controls by hand. Plus, Move Nodes and Move Control Points as separate controls are making it very hard to edit.
#45
General Discussion / Re: Cannot switch to a dark th...
Last post by tom - February 19, 2024, 08:12:40 AM
Spent last 18 dark-themed Qt years leading the testing team of Next Limit's Maxwell Render engine, you put a smile on my face. I don't get where such resistance comes from. Sincerely...
#46
Beginner Talk / Re: Several basic stuff I cann...
Last post by tom - February 19, 2024, 08:09:11 AM
After decades of using Corel, I really wanted to switch to Scribus but, these excuses are killer. It is very interesting that we pro-users know what is exactly needed and the freeware developers are really acting free.  :D
#47
Installation and Setup / Re: How do I make a study Bibl...
Last post by ii - February 18, 2024, 10:46:23 PM
Quote from: Nermander on February 18, 2024, 08:55:22 AMI would look at simply using two test frames on each page, potentially the top text frames can be in one chain and the bottom text frames in another. But you will have to manually adjust the sizes of the frames och probably also adjust frame breaks manually, so maybe linking both set of frames is not that useful.

Where does the text come from? Would it be feasible to manually populate each text frame from source?

I will eventually be compiling, a collection of gnostic gospels, and their differences from orthodox Christianity in a format that will help the reader.

I am using these Bibles as a template to build off of.

Right now, I have to figure out what version of the gnostic gospels. I can copy in English that don't violate any copyright rules. I'm not sure how to do that right now and am open to advice.
#48
Linux / Re: Ubuntu snap-store won't up...
Last post by a.l.e - February 18, 2024, 09:59:40 PM
ubuntu is in charge of updating the packages in the snap store.
#49
General Discussion / Re: Cannot switch to a dark th...
Last post by a.l.e - February 18, 2024, 09:55:42 PM
yes...

qt 5.0).

at that time the world was still nice and dark themes not very popular.

the scribus development version 1.7 has moved to Qt 6 which helps supporting dark themes.

so, in about 10 years... sorry, before the end of the year, promised!... scribus should finally support dark themes (and some people say that we can sink the world wild energy usage).

and if this was the most incredible thing that scribus does not implement (correctly), i would be very, very, happy : - )
#50
Beginner Talk / Re: Can't select multiple chec...
Last post by PatJr - February 18, 2024, 09:09:53 PM
what pdf reader are you using
have you tried to use a web browser to view the pdf

can you post a sample sla file?