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Hello everybody!

I would like to ask if there is a way to link frames in a manner that they all display the same text, and changing one's text automatically applies the same changes to other frames linked to that one. If there is, how to do it?

I am asking this because I want to create a monthly newsletter magazine for a local organization, and would like to be able to change the displayed date information (the name of the month and year) without applying it separately to each page the information appears on.

While I do know about the possibility to create an automatic date information using scripts and/or render frames, both seem to have their problems (or at least I haven't found out how to solve them):
a) Using render frame (using Latex) - the resulting text is way too big and I can't shrink it any further after choosing the smallest font size. Also, I don't know if and how it is possible to view the name of the month instead of numbers, and how to display it in my native language instead of English.
b) Using Python script - only shows the name of the month in English. This is an issue as I want to make the newsletter in my native language.
c) Applies to both of these - It seems like that the automatic date can only be applied to the current date. This is a problem because I would like to be able to define the month and year information myself, as the newsletter should be published on first day on every month, and I may need to send the PDF file for printing before the month has changed.

So, any ideas how to do this? While I could create multiple text frames and use the standard link function of the Scribus, it will show the month and year multiple times in the text editor and each would need to be changed manually, which still would be a bit of elaborate.

From what i can determine there isnt a insert date command in scribus to do what you's want and make it easy. You would have to use script for this.  I would get a little elaborate to code, depending on your exact needs, but should be possible.Is this date information part of page number? or more of a masthead?
Edit:
All I had to do was look one link further and i found this
https://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Date_Setting_by_Script
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General Discussion / Re: Import MS-Word file?
« Last post by AdmFubar on Today at 05:25:41 am »
a bit of an update, found this in the scribus documentation
 (Open) XML Paper Specification (XPS, OXPS)
The stellar ascent of XML and the related use of ZIP containers for complex XML-based documents with multiple types of content (e.g. OpenDocument) resulted in the development of an XML-based container format called XML Paper Specification (XPS) by Microsoft. XPS isn’t as versatile as PDF and focuses very much on the original purpose of PostScript/PDF, which is describing the content of pages as precisely as possible. XPS files allow for different color models (RGB, CMYK, spot colors) and font embedding. However, in contrast to PostScript and PDF, XPS doesn’t support the legacy [/color]PostScript font format[/font][/url], only TTF and OTF fonts. In 2009, Microsoft transferred the further development of the specification to the standardization body ECMA International, which has added significant changes and also renamed the file extension to OXPS. Since then, the formats are no longer compatible, but Scribus can import both versions. One of the biggest advantages of XPS/OXPS is its support of most, if not all, graphics features of MS Office components, so Scribus users can reliably import and modify documents created by MS Word or MS PowerPoint if XPS/OXPS is being used as an exchange format
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if it is always at the same place, a text frame on a master page could be the solution.

utnik
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Layout Issues / Multiple frames with same content (for date information)
« Last post by HGDC84 on October 06, 2022, 08:23:59 pm »
Hello everybody!

I would like to ask if there is a way to link frames in a manner that they all display the same text, and changing one's text automatically applies the same changes to other frames linked to that one. If there is, how to do it?

I am asking this because I want to create a monthly newsletter magazine for a local organization, and would like to be able to change the displayed date information (the name of the month and year) without applying it separately to each page the information appears on.

While I do know about the possibility to create an automatic date information using scripts and/or render frames, both seem to have their problems (or at least I haven't found out how to solve them):
a) Using render frame (using Latex) - the resulting text is way too big and I can't shrink it any further after choosing the smallest font size. Also, I don't know if and how it is possible to view the name of the month instead of numbers, and how to display it in my native language instead of English.
b) Using Python script - only shows the name of the month in English. This is an issue as I want to make the newsletter in my native language.
c) Applies to both of these - It seems like that the automatic date can only be applied to the current date. This is a problem because I would like to be able to define the month and year information myself, as the newsletter should be published on first day on every month, and I may need to send the PDF file for printing before the month has changed.

So, any ideas how to do this? While I could create multiple text frames and use the standard link function of the Scribus, it will show the month and year multiple times in the text editor and each would need to be changed manually, which still would be a bit of elaborate.

Thanks for advance for all the help, and apologies if this is a stupid noob question, I am still getting used to Scribus...
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Beginner Talk / Re: Text error when exporting to pdf
« Last post by AdmFubar on October 04, 2022, 08:22:30 pm »
Can you show us a sceen capture of the style settings you created? Attach an image r=to your reply.
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Beginner Talk / Re: Text error when exporting to pdf
« Last post by Mnacarpu9 on October 04, 2022, 12:40:46 pm »
Hello !

thanks for you answer,

Arial

I created a style with arial font, and applied it to all the text in the document.

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Beginner Talk / Re: Text error when exporting to pdf
« Last post by AdmFubar on October 03, 2022, 08:55:46 pm »
Lets start with, " What font you are using?"
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General Discussion / Re: Wrapping text in a PDF field
« Last post by ChristineW on October 03, 2022, 06:13:44 pm »
Worked it out. Its under field properties for anyone else this may help.
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Beginner Talk / Text error when exporting to pdf
« Last post by Mnacarpu9 on October 03, 2022, 05:42:38 pm »
Hello !

I've recently started using scribus. I am having troubles once I have exported the documents. All the letters I of the text of my documents appear bold once I export and creat the pdf file.

Any ideas where could be the problem?

Thank you !
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General Discussion / Wrapping text in a PDF field
« Last post by ChristineW on October 03, 2022, 05:25:05 pm »
 Hi. Can anyone help on explaining how to enable text wrap on an editable PDF text field pls? The default is to fit text into one line where the text just gets smaller and smaller. Thanks
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