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Beginner Talk / Re: Recurring text to many pag...
Last post by Nermander - Today at 08:51:38 PM
That looks like the perfect situation for Master pages?
#2
Beginner Talk / Recurring text to many pages
Last post by finnishcoffee - Today at 08:31:26 PM
Hi!
I'm working on layout for a magazine and I need to have issue number and release date visible on multiple pages, kind of like page numbering.
My first thought was to have 2 cells outside of the document itself, one for the issue nr and the other with the date. But now I cant figure out how to copy/link the content of those cells to text boxes for use with for example a header or footer.
Copy/Pasting such text boxes manually onto same spot on every page is not a viable option.
The idea is to put the issue nr and date in 2 boxes that are part of a page template where they update every page just from the two original cells.
As more issues of the magazine are made, those to cells would be the only ones I need to edit and the linked text boxes on every template that has them will update it, including the front page where said information will have different font for the content copied from the cells.

Somewhere in a youtube video, a person mentioned fetching cell info to a text box using a "formula bar" but with windows version 1.6.1 of Scribus, I'll be darned to find any such formula bar anywhere. ???
#3
Scripts and Plugins / Re: [SOLVED] DirectImageImport...
Last post by srikrishnan - Today at 08:21:33 PM
finally i found a solution for this issue. I have found the below sites to fix my issue.

https://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Windows_Full_Python_Integration
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/67768356/python-scripts-folder-is-empty

regards,
Srikrishnan
#4
Layout Issues / Re: Maximum Image File Size?
Last post by jeannette9728miller - Today at 01:43:26 PM
Scribus might experience performance issues or fail to display very large images due to resource limitations. The specific behavior depends on your system's memory, processing power, and image format.
Resize the image to a smaller dimension while maintaining acceptable quality. Compress the image using lossy compression (JPEG) for photos, or lossless compression (PNG) for graphics, finding the right balance between size and quality. Newer versions of Scribus (e.g., 1.7.x or later) might have improved memory management or support for larger images. However, upgrading might not be an option if you rely on specific features in 1.6.1. While not recommended for most cases, disabling the image cache (Edit -> Preferences -> Display) might free up some memory for handling larger images, but with potential performance trade-offs. If you regularly work with very large images, explore software specifically designed for high-resolution graphics editing, such as Adobe Photoshop or Affinity Photo.
#5
Raster and Vector Graphics / Re: SVG with clippath
Last post by raydiator - Today at 02:01:35 AM
Thanks. Yes that is how it is meant to look. Now the question still stands as I guess based on feedback that it doesn't support clippath.
The issue I have is I want to be able to do this frequently, so I need to find a way to script this to happen automatically. I don't want to have edit plots every time I need to insert them into document.
#6
Raster and Vector Graphics / Re: SVG with clippath
Last post by PatJr - Today at 12:26:24 AM
this was easy to edit in inkscape
is this how it's supposed to look?
#7
Raster and Vector Graphics / Re: SVG with clippath
Last post by PatJr - May 27, 2024, 03:42:30 PM
I opened it in inkscape and saved it as a plain svg.
Imported in scribus with File>Import>Get Vector file
it kinda worked. Might take some tweeking to get just right but it did show up.

#8
Raster and Vector Graphics / SVG with clippath
Last post by raydiator - May 27, 2024, 12:39:41 PM
Does Scribus support SVG's with clippath? I have tried to plot a graph from excel or matplotlib but it loads entire path rather than a subsection of it (ie some outside the axis). A sample of svg is below from excel. It renders fine in brower or inkscape as they support clippath but within scribus it makes entire path visible.

Thanks

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#9
General Discussion / Re: Unable to work on older fi...
Last post by Rui! - May 27, 2024, 08:42:30 AM
Thank you all for your help, I solved it in a way that was easier than I expected. I saw someone in another forum suggesting opening the .sla file with a text editor and changing the version, but this on a completely unrelated question, mind, and that's what I did. I have no idea why this works, but it does: the images are there, the text is there, everything is correctly formatted, the color schemes are there, I'm so happy.
#10
Beginner Talk / Re: Page Numbering
Last post by PatJr - May 26, 2024, 02:46:16 PM
it helps sometimes if you have an abbreviated sample file to post up to demonstrate the problems
for this one, it looks like utnik had the best guidance