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How to embed an ICC CMYK colour profile in Scribus

I need to embed an ICC CMYK colour profile in a PDF file using Scribus. I have done following documents setting. After saving, the PDF document, it does not have the ICC profile embedded, there are ...
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scribus: adding and naming spot color, which then can be seen in a pdf after export

In the current Scribus version 1.5.5.svn, I am adding an additional spot color as follows: Edit --> Color and Fills... --> Add --> name and select "is spot color" --> OK I can then use ...
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Scribus: coloring SVG

Is there a way to use SVG graphics in Scribus and set a colors for it? I need to use a self named spot color in terms of printing business cards with partial refinement. But color properties for SVG ...
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How to step and repeat in Inkscape (or Scribus) with live preview?

I am trying to make a simple, nicely spaced table of horizontal lines. Coming from an InDesign background, I could accomplish this easily in Indesign by making a single line and then choosing "step ...
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How do I create Hebrew page numbers in Scribus?

I am trying to create a Hebrew publication, and would like to know how I can number the pages with Hebrew characters, which correspond with numbers. Microsoft word already has this feature, and I have ...
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Scribus: how to force sign in calcuated numeric fields?

I'm new to Scribus, and using it to make an interactive PDF. I have several fields that are calculating integer values based on a custom calculation script. Now I would like to make sure that positive ...
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Can Scribus print a document in a quarter fold?

I would like to print my A4-sized document in a quarter fold (also called a French fold or right angle fold). Can Scribus do this as four A6 pages like Microsoft Publisher? I've found this similar ...
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Where is the “scribus1xx.rc” file on macOS? [closed]

I'm trying to follow this page from the scribus wiki. I'm using scribus 1.4.7 on macOS 10.13. But I don't find the *.rc file. As macOS is a *nix-like system, I do expect it in ~/.scribus/, but there ...
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OpenType alternate characters in Scribus

Is it possible to select alternate characters of an OpenType font in scribus? If so, how?
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Why do things show up on the wrong page in scribus? Is this bad?

I'm used to blender stack exchange so tell me if I'm doing anything wrong. I have a two-fold spread for a yearbook I'm making. My template page looks like this image: But when I add a new page and ...
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Align all hanging text with multi-line bullet points

The default in Scribus 1.5 is to show bulleted text as follows: But I want it to look like this instead: Problem is, to get that I have to hard-code the indent values like this: And if I ever ...
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How to edit text in Scribus 1.4.7 document created from template?

I spent 4 hours creating a document layout for a resume using Scribus. I'm new to Scribus, but I picked it up pretty easily through tutorials. I created two master pages (one for a first page, and one ...
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Scribus can't import my MATLAB eps figure and has issues too if it's converted to SVG in Inkscape

I have a MATLAB script that produces figures in eps format. I attempted to import into Scribus but got a fatal error. Instead I imported into InkScape first to convert to SVG (no problem there), but ...
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Rendering clipped/mask SVG files in Scribus/InDesign

Scribus can't do this, so I'm wondering first of all if InDesign can. If not, are there any other ways to modify the shape of an object which would render it in one or both of these programs?
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Vertically center text on line with inline graphic in Scribus

I would like to embed a picture inside a text frame in Scribus, I think Scribus calls them inline graphics. Unfortunately, the picture exceeds the height of the line, so Scribus increases the spacing ...
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font substitution in Scribus

I'm trying to build a Scribus template for use by people who do not necessarily have some of the fonts that the template prefers. In CSS one can define a "font-family", such as font-family: "Times ...
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Scribus Jpegs not appearing on first insertion

Hi I'm new to Scribus but have been working through my first document well. However this evening have hit a problem... I can insert an image frame, select a jpeg image and frequently it's just not ...
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Scribus page border

I would like to add a black border around my document that is 0.3 inches. My document is 2.75 x 3.75 inches. To solve this I have done the following: Created a rectangle that starts at 0.15 from the ...
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Problem with transparency when printing with black background - Scribus

I am currently realizing a poster with Scribus (I am a beginner) and run into troubles while printing with black background. I have several pictures with transparent backgrounds (png). First, the ...
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Scribus export to PDF resulting in missing image

I have to realize my first poster and decided to use (and learn) Scribus as well as Inkscape and GIMP). I am making progress with these softwares and was beginning to be happy with my poster template ...
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Colour management for logo design in Inkscape/Scribus

I’m new to graphic design and am unsure of how to manage colours in a logo I’ve just created. It’s black text (converted to paths) with one small graphical element (a leaf). I created it in Inkscape ...
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How can I access un-encoded glyphs from a font in Scribus?

When I purchase commercial fonts or I obtain quality free fonts, I find many glpyhs listed in the PDF-documentation, typically at the end, listed as un-encoded glyphs aka un-mapped. While any "normal"...
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Center an image inside image frame with scribus

I have an image frame inside my document and I have set it up to scale the image down to fit within the frame however the image gets put on the left of the frame and not in the center. How would I ...
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Export from InDesign for Scribus

I'm not very well-versed with commercial graphic design tools and only know the basic things with open source tools. I've had someone create a brochure for me and they've sent me the PDF and an indd ...
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Scribus: how to center text automatically within a text frame?

Is there a way in scribus to center text automatically within a text frame?
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Pantone Spot Colors in Scribus

I'm using Scribus for some print design projects and I'm trying to find out how to use Pantone spot colors. The wiki here has a list of steps to follow but I was confused on #3 when is says to "assign ...
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Subtract paths, automated (using a script)

I have 100+ SVG files, each containing a few closed paths (with Bezier curves), like this: I'd like to do the following: select the first (bottom) path duplicate it move the duplicate by an (x, y) ...
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Why is a certain font (Oswald) not appearing in Scribus?

I installed the Oswald font family using Skyfonts. I can use it e.g. from LibreOffice. But it does not appear in Scribus. Why?
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How are the spaces done in France for ? ! : ; « » in a real-life work-flow?

I have learnt what the spaces need to be in front of ? ! ; » and after « in French texts, namely thin spaces (1/8em). I got that from this question and its answers: Principles of Typography for ...
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Show vertical lines between columns

I have a text frame with several columns and I would like to add vertical lines between them. Is there some automatic way how to do that, or I have to do it manually? I have this: I want this:
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how to create professional flowcharts in scribus?

I believe that scribus is powerful. But I really can't find any way to make professional clean connector arrows between the boxes. Any help will be appreciated
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Best Practises - What shall we set as “our” A5 size?

During my engineering training, several decades ago, we learnt that A4 is 297x210mm and accordingly A5 is 210x148,5mm. Today an intern showed me a template she is making and I noticed that she had ...
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Print some pages colour, others grayscale

I'm creating a booklet where only the first and the last page are allowed to be colour and the rest grayscale (for printing; CMYK). How do I do this with Scribus?
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Scribus: Master Page features lost behind image

I have a Master Page in my document set as a footer, with document name and page number. This appears on most pages. When I paste an image or text frame onto a page with the Master Page applied, the ...
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Exporting PDF in Inkscape doesnt work correctly

I created an Inkscape document but the background is a colored square. The border around the text is a square with rounded corners and the text is normal text but the "scratches" are created through a ...
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Can I create rotated (skewed) guides/grid in scribus?

I would like to use skewed guides in scribus, reproducing a layout of tiles where "verticals" are about 80 degrees to the horizontal line. I don't see this option in scribus, am I overlooking ...
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100 % black logo in scribus

I need to include EPS pictures (logos and barcode) in a Scribus project. These pictures appear as CMYK(0,0,0,100) when opened with Inkscape, yet the printing company complains that it's not. I ...
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How to show grid with zoom lower than 35%

I'm making a poster in "A0" format. When I zoom out to 35% and below, the grid disappears. It's a shame because of the size of the document I often need to work at low zoom to have an overview. Is ...
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Scribus and Text Filter: Importing page / frame breaks

I am working on a long Scribus document and want to use a single source text file, which then can be imported through the Scribus Text Filter. I want to include frame breaks in this source file, so I ...
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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 ...
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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 text ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 Unix-...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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) ...
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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 ...