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How can I change CMYK and Registration colors to RGB in Scribus?

I need to convert all of my file's colors to RGB. Most of them are already RGB. There are 2 CMYK and 1 Registration. I can edit the RGB colors into CMYK with the Edit button, but not the other way ...
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Scribus: InDesign like book object

I have been using Adobe InDesign to create books. I am considering shifting to Scribus. I usually make each chapter in my book into a separate document and then add all the documents to a InDesign ...
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Default font in text frames

I would like to set a default font for all my text frame (Ideally I would also set that the text is justified). I use scribs 1.5.5 on Mac. I went to Preferences > Item Tools > Text and modified ...
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Setting preferred font substitution in Scribus

A similar question wanted to know how to set a font substitution in a template. My question is how to setup font substitution in the Scribus preferences. There is a tab for it, but I am missing how to ...
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Scribus - How to get automatic sequential page numbers in split document?

I have a book project, split in 10 files, one for each chapter. I have created them as I want them, and exported in pdf. Now, if I join the pdf files afterward, they will all have page numbers that ...
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Exporting two pages as one in PDF file

I am designing a booklet: the print house needs the two sides of the booklet to be on a single PDF page. When exporting the PDF from Scribus, I found a way to make it such that PDF viewers display the ...
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Creating Cross-References in Scribus

I've got a document where I want to add margin notes that display the page number of other relevant sections. I've been trying to accomplish this using the Insert > Marks > Anchor Mark to mark ...
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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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Skew text in scribus

Is there a way to skew text in Scribus? I know there is Item > Transform > Transform > Skewing, but this only skews the text frame, not the actual text within it. Another idea is to ...
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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 bleed area not exported to PDF

I am struggling to find a way to export a Scribus double-page documet (2x A4) into PDF including bleed. My page setup consists of 2 pages A4 (297x210 mm), thus forming a double-page sheet each. I ...
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Scribus export to PDF results in a large file size (compared to the included JPEG)

I am trying to add a JPEG image to a Scribus document, and then to export it as PDF; the file size of the resulting PDF should not be much higher. I just added a frame for an image, loaded the JPEG ...
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What governs the order of linked text frames in Scribus?

I'm in the process of laying a document out using Scribus, and I've noticed an odd behaviour - I'm using a two-page spread and the text on the right-side pages flows from the rightmost text frame ...
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Paragraph shading in different apps

I'm looking for a free software (maybe even open-source) which can handle similar effect to Paragraph Shading in InDesign - which is working magnificent. InDesign example: Heading 2 is based on ...
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How to scale text in Scribus along with the frame?

I have a heavy InDesign background as I used it professionally for a number of years. (CS 4 and CS 5, back in the day.) I recently opened up Scribus again to see how far it has come. (Last time I ...
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Help understanding bleeds in Scribus

I'm trying to get a grasp on bleeds in Scribus. I've created an A4 document (W:210mm x H:297mm); all margins are 14mm, and the bleeds are set to 5mm. The first thing I find confusing is that with ...
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How would I go about designing/coding some kind of “template” for my magazine's content?

I'm making a magazine. I have already made the entire "backend", meaning I have a database system where I can easily insert new contents, juggle it around in an "order" for each issue, edit it, etc., ...
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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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Can I make a CMKY PDF if the Scribus project it has some RGB images in it?

So, I'm trying out Scribus (1.4.8 on Win 10) for a project. I've installed and am using SWOP v2 ICC for color management in this project. My question is when it converts this book to a PDF/X3 could ...
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How to flow text around master page elements in Scribus?

I am new to Scribus, as in I downloaded it last week. My document has a master page with a page number in a circle, properties are set so the text should flow around it. That's not happening. I'...
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How to automatically crop a image in scribus with an arbitrary shape?

I want to create a set of designs to print on some CDs. The CDs should have similar design in the sense, that there should be a title, some lines of text and an image. I wanted to create a template ...
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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 don'...
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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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Scribus book templates [closed]

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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...