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#31
Beginner Talk / Re: Recurring text to many pag...
Last post by joseb - June 03, 2024, 09:39:08 AM
It is clear that the initial question of this thread should be solved with:
- Master pages.
- Mark / Variable texts (outside the master pages and/or inside the different master pages you create).

Maybe your file is corrupted. Create a new Scribus file with the default settings and start trying very simple things without making complex combinations. First, try to study how to work with master pages. Secondly, with variable texts.

Don't combine 'text frames' with 'table cells'. To start with, it is best to work only with 'text frames'.

Finally, remember that to insert a mark / variable text, you need to be inside the text frame with the blinking cursor ready to type...
#32
Beginner Talk / Re: Recurring text to many pag...
Last post by finnishcoffee - June 03, 2024, 06:51:01 AM
Quote from: joseb on May 31, 2024, 11:06:42 AMMaybe you can create two 'variable texts'. One 'variable text' for ISSUE and another variable for DATE.

CREATE:
- Create a text frame and put the cursor inside.
- Right click / Insert mark / Variable text.
- Create a 'variable text' where label is ISSUE and DATE. In the text to insert field you should place text that you will update in other Scribus files.
- Assign it a paragraph style.

- Insert these text variables in as many text frames as you want and change the paragraph styles in each frame if you want. Right click / Insert markup / Text variable.


EDIT OR UPDATE:
- To change the variables you will have to right click on the text itself and choose 'edit mark'. Also by double clicking or from the edit menu.
- When you change the variable text it will be updated in all the frames where it is inserted. It will respect the different paragraph styles you have applied.

PROBLEMS:
- If the frames are on master pages you may have to exit the edit mode and re-enter...
- I have also noticed that the 'variable text' can affect numbered listings... After changing a 'variable text' several times, all the numbered listings become numbered 1... and 1,2,3 does not appear... I'm not sure if this error is linked to the 'variable text' but it has happened to me a few times.
- Text variables can have a different paragraph style wherever they are inserted. This means that the variable appears in a different font, size, colour or justification in each place. For example: in one place it could be aligned to the right, in another to the left and in another centred... But I think it is not possible to apply 'align text forced justified'.


I cant get that righklick menu to work. Its there, but the options in it are greyed out.
Something is amiss somwhere I think. I havent even made a master page when trying this.
The only one there is the "normal" one wich can not be deleted either. I assume the document must have at keast the default one.
Attempting to make said variable text box on a new masterpage and editing that masterpages content, will change the "insert mark" submenu to only have the "variable text" in it... Still greyed out tho...

And OMG how I hate this forum verification and autologout system LOL - I just had to re-write this entire thing because of it. O.o
#33
Beginner Talk / Re: Recurring text to many pag...
Last post by finnishcoffee - June 03, 2024, 06:18:44 AM
Quote from: Nermander on May 30, 2024, 03:52:42 PM
Quote from: finnishcoffee on May 29, 2024, 01:43:24 PMYeh, that is the plan - I just cant get to how I should copy the info in those 2 cells to the text boxes on master pages.

Edit the master pages?

That will be a better option, provided I save master pages with objects.
Still a lot of editing to do compared to just two cells but definately better then doing every single page...
Scrubis does seem to have a knack for crashing with masterpages that contains such things as tex frames tho.
#34
Scribus forums / Re: Forum Spam
Last post by AdmFubar - June 03, 2024, 05:12:41 AM
If a posts that contain a link shouldn't be allowed for new users. The level of abuse is seems to be growing. It is a minor inconvenience to new users not to be able to post a link. I don't see this as really impacting new users to be limited. It may cut the number of spam posts.

Also might be a good idea to purge accounts that havent been in use for some time.
#35
Text and Typography / Re: Odt import - Paragraph sty...
Last post by kayosiii - June 01, 2024, 02:25:36 AM
All the styles are listed under the 'default paragraph style' in the style manager.

RTF - does not import styles at all.
HTML - imports a small subset of styles and links them.
DOCX - imports all paragraph styles partially (things like typeface are not imported), styles are linked to paragraphs (so yay for that), character styles are not imported and all character style based formatting is lost.

So far DOCX is the least amount of work, but is still a significant amount of work for a document with both character and paragraph styles.
#36
Text and Typography / Re: Odt import - Paragraph sty...
Last post by AdmFubar - May 31, 2024, 07:23:54 PM
Have you check via the style window? (press F4) are the styles listed under the default style?
And just to check have you tried importing RTF of HTML versions of your text from LibreOffice?
#37
Text and Typography / Re: Odt import - Paragraph sty...
Last post by kayosiii - May 31, 2024, 04:03:45 PM
I had the document set up with styles in LibreOffice Writer. The body text, is "text body", headings are "heading 1", "heading 2" etc and so on.

When I import that document into scribus:

The text gets imported and looks right.
The styles get imported.
The text is not linked to the styles in any way, the style in the story editor etc shows "default Paragraph style" as the style linked to every paragraph in the imported document.
#38
Text and Typography / Re: Odt import - Paragraph sty...
Last post by PatJr - May 31, 2024, 03:15:45 PM
not sure I understand what you want
you want each paragraph to have it's own style when you impot it?
try adding a style in LibreOffice befor you import it, maybe then it will import with a seperate style
#39
Text and Typography / Odt import - Paragraph styles ...
Last post by kayosiii - May 31, 2024, 02:07:08 PM
I am trying to import a document written in Libre Office writer (current version) using styles.
Importing the text into scribus, imported the text and the styles.
The document looks correct but each paragraph is linked to the "default paragraph style".
The main reason I edited the document in writer in the first place is because styling a document in scribus is a pain in the backside.

Is this expected behaviour?
Is there anything I can try?

I have tried the scribus 1.6.1 and today's git/master. if that helps.
#40
Beginner Talk / Re: Recurring text to many pag...
Last post by joseb - May 31, 2024, 11:06:42 AM
Maybe you can create two 'variable texts'. One 'variable text' for ISSUE and another variable for DATE.

CREATE:
- Create a text frame and put the cursor inside.
- Right click / Insert mark / Variable text.
- Create a 'variable text' where label is ISSUE and DATE. In the text to insert field you should place text that you will update in other Scribus files.
- Assign it a paragraph style.
- Insert these text variables in as many text frames as you want and change the paragraph styles in each frame if you want. Right click / Insert markup / Text variable.


EDIT OR UPDATE:
- To change the variables you will have to right click on the text itself and choose 'edit mark'. Also by double clicking or from the edit menu.
- When you change the variable text it will be updated in all the frames where it is inserted. It will respect the different paragraph styles you have applied.

PROBLEMS:
- If the frames are on master pages you may have to exit the edit mode and re-enter...
- I have also noticed that the 'variable text' can affect numbered listings... After changing a 'variable text' several times, all the numbered listings become numbered 1... and 1,2,3 does not appear... I'm not sure if this error is linked to the 'variable text' but it has happened to me a few times.
- Text variables can have a different paragraph style wherever they are inserted. This means that the variable appears in a different font, size, colour or justification in each place. For example: in one place it could be aligned to the right, in another to the left and in another centred... But I think it is not possible to apply 'align text forced justified'.