A cross platform free and open source desktop publishing program.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
23 views

Scribus - Masterpage layout on top of content

I have noticed that whenever I apply a masterpage to a regular page, it always goes to the background, leaving the the content of the regular page on top of it. I'd like to know if it is possible to ...
3
votes
1answer
34 views

Set background color to single paragraphs in text frames

Is there a way to set the background color for single paragraphs in a text frame in Scribus? This is what I'm trying to get: From the story editor I managed to set the background for the whole ...
4
votes
2answers
312 views

Page layout with Scribus

I'm trying to print my very first book. It's a simple thing, printed on my desktop printer, double sided on 1 * A4 sheet of paper. I will fold it down and bind it myself (using saddle stitch) as a ...
3
votes
2answers
62 views

Is it possible to set the underline thickness with Scribus?

I'm experiencing a strange behaviour with Scribus; I'm using version 1.5.1, I don't know if it's relevant but I'm under openSUSE. I have noticed that when I try to underline the text, the thickness ...
2
votes
2answers
32 views

Is it possible to give an offset to page grid in Scribus?

Is it possible to offset the page grid in Scribus? My page layout has the following settings: Margins = 1.5 cm (top, left, right, bottom) Page Grid = Main spacing 5.0 cm, Secondary spacing 0.5 cm. ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

How to embed an image into a Scribus document?

I'd like to know if it is possible to embed an image file inside a Scribus document. If I try to do that with an image frame, it makes me select an external picture but apparently it doesn't really ...
1
vote
2answers
827 views

How to work efficiently with Scribus' Story Editor?

When working in Scribus' story editor, I still wonder how to enter text efficiently. As far as I can see, whenever I hit enter, a new paragraph gets created. Hereafter I have to manually select the ...
8
votes
4answers
2k views

Inkscape SVG → print-ready EPS/PDF workflow

I realize similar questions have been asked here and there, but I'm still a bit confused. So, the task is basically to make a print-ready EPS/PDF for some vector art prepared in Inkscape [on a ...
1
vote
1answer
436 views

Why is the svg black and white?

Someone edited my svg file and now, if I import it into Scribus 1.5.1, It is only black, all colors are gone. This is the commit at github, where the format of the svg changed. before, It was all in ...
4
votes
5answers
5k views

Is it possible to have a page with a transparent background?

One of my pages has a single image taking up some space on the page. The rest of the space (the space not occupied by the image), should be transparent: that is, whenever I send it to the printing ...
1
vote
4answers
239 views

How to distribute objects with smaller outer borders?

I created a small flyer and placed four flyers on one DIN A4 page. But it seems to be impossible to distribute the four text frames correctly. In order to be able to cut the flyers the width ...
0
votes
1answer
341 views

Import Inkscape text to Scribus

When I import an Inkscape file into Scribus the text is always vectorized. Is there a way to import editable text into Scribus from Inkscape?
0
votes
1answer
199 views

Extract clipping path from EPS (without Adobe Suite)

I've been supplied a bunch of product shots in EPS format. Having seen the shots used in various publications I had a hunch that they had already been isolated. Simply opening the files in GIMP ...
2
votes
1answer
106 views

Import spreadsheet cell values into Scribus [closed]

I'm trying to design some name tags in Scribus and have a list of names and departments that I'd like to automatically import Scribus, creating a new name tag (i.e. a new page with the same design) ...
1
vote
1answer
153 views

creating a guide along the page edges in Scribus

I want to create a box on a page that spans the width of the page. In order to do that, I want to draw a rectangle and move the corners so that they snap to the edges of the page. I have turned on the ...
0
votes
1answer
111 views

How to split shape in Scribus?

I would like to have a simple split like this in Scribus. Is there any way to do that? Note that the real shape I need to cut is more complicate than that.
0
votes
1answer
191 views

Apply Character Style to selection in Scribus

I'm putting together a short rule book and I thought I'd try out Scribus. The problem I'm running in is trying to apply style to short selections of text within a text frame. Basically, I want to ...
1
vote
4answers
1k views

Free / cheap desktop publishing software for a book with some graphics? (OS X)

Nothing too complex. I need a few custom paragraph styles, and here and there a graph or diagram will be interspersed with the text. I've looked at Scribus, and it seemed suited for my needs... only ...
2
votes
1answer
658 views

How do I change a shape's color in Scribus?

I'm a long-time Adobe Creative Suite user who's exploring Scribus as an alternative to InDesign for creating a document. As is often the case when getting outside of the Adobe workflow, accomplishing ...
22
votes
7answers
22k views

Is Scribus a viable alternative to Quark or InDesign?

For someone who has worked in the professional publishing industry, I rely on InDesign and Photoshop for creating professional documents, even if they're as simple as a business card. Sometimes I ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

What are some differences between Scribus and Indesign?

I recently heard that scribus is a good free alternative option to Indesign. I recently opened Scribus up, and none of it makes any sense, and it doesn't look like it'd be a good fit for what I want ...
3
votes
1answer
252 views

How can I set CMYK values in Scribus?

When I create a new CMYK color for my document, the color’s values change when I edit it back, as you can see in this animation (sorry for the bad quality): For example: 65,00% becomes 65,10% ...
2
votes
2answers
303 views

Rotate first page when printing

I have this two-sided layout that I need to print. The way my project is structured (a party flyer), the front page must be rotated 180° when printing, and the back page must stay as-is (or the other ...
0
votes
2answers
445 views

Applying 2-up layout in scribus with printers´ (crop) marks

Please excuse my complete ignorance of the correct terms, but I have a set of 120mm blocks of content which I want to be cut out after printing. I can only print on A4 paper so I can cram two of each ...
3
votes
1answer
11k views

Scribus book templates

I'm preparing a textbook; mostly text, with some illustrations, and I'm considering Scribus. Does anyone have any suggestions on using Scribus for book-length material, or know where can I find ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Scribus: scale image after cropped

Scribus lets you crop images easily by choosing "properties" > "image" > "free scaling". After cropping, you can even move the image around inside the frame by double clicking on the image and then ...
3
votes
2answers
5k views

How to crop an image in Scribus?

Is it possible to crop an image in an imageframe? It's the first time I am using scribus, so this might be a dumb question, but adjusting layer to image and vice versa was immediately clear, but ...
1
vote
1answer
205 views

Framemaker feature - run on paragraph styles. Is this possible in scribus?

Framemaker will let you configure a paragraph style to run on after the finish of the paragraph. This is good for hanging paragraphs where the first line is really a subheading, Excuse the monospaced ...
1
vote
1answer
296 views

Importing a page onto a differently sized page in Scribus

I'm quite sorry for my unclear question. I have two Scribus documents, the contents of a club magazine (i.e. everything from TOC to colophon) and the cover (which is in color). For space reasons I ...