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In the next version 1.6, you will be able to put layers from the master pages on top of the ones in the real pages. It's already in the development version 1.5.x. For specific cases, there are workarounds to get "common elements" on top of the content of the page. I would have to know your specific task, to tell if any of them (I know of) can be useful for ...


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Unfortunately the answer is no, you can't set a paragraph background color in Scribus (as of version 1.4.5, which is the current stable). The workaround is to create a rectangle with the desired fill and place it behind the text. When I need to do this Create a separate layers for background shapes and for text Wait until your text is finalized as much as ...


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We are doing this for years in our office on our own lasers and we are still using this humble tool: Make yourself a dummy, for example using scrap paper. Full number of pages, no shortcuts, smaller size if you want. Fold and collate. Then number your pages. Then diss-assemble and have your layout or imposition-plan. It has saved us time and paper and ...


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My general advice: don't underline text. Or better: only underline text for ornamental / graphical purposes. Underlining for emphasizing is an heritage from the typewriter time, where there was no italic and no bold. That being said, in text processing, underlines is still required in some types of documents (depending of your country: legal documents!). ...


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If you look closely at the "U" for underline, you would see that there's a drop-down arrow as part of the button. If you click and hold the button, you will have two additional properties: "displacement" and "line width". My screenshot tool doesn't seem to want to capture that, but click and hold where the arrow is pointing.... I would suggest ...


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No, you can't in the 1.4 stable version. The development version 1.5.x (status April 2016) already has the feature you're looking for. It's in the context menu (and also in the "item" menu, under "Image"). If you're using 1.4.x and you're goal is to transfer the .sla file to a different computer, then you can "File > Collect for output" your work and send ...


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No, it's not possible. But, in most cases, the grid is not the best way to align and distribute frames in Scribus. (The grid is much more useful when you're doing vector graphics than in DTP.) For layout uses, you'd better go for a typographic grid (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grid_%28graphic_design%29). You can create a basic one through the "Page > ...


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As of Scribus 1.4.5, no it is not possible. You can "fake" it by using the bleed instead of the margin. So in your example, you'd want to set the bleeds to 1.5cm, and the margins to 0. This will offset the grid by 1.5 on all sides. Edit: As mentioned in the comments, bleeds really aren't intended to be used this way, so this could have some unexpected ...



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