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Is it possible to set the underline thickness with Scribus?

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: "...
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How to step and repeat in Inkscape (or Scribus) with live preview?

In Inkscape you can use the Interpolate extension. It's basically Inkscape's equivalent of making a step blend in Illustrator. Draw a line with the Bézier tool F6. After making the first node, hold ...
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Inkscape SVG → print-ready EPS/PDF workflow

Here's an info-graphics I made to explain all the process of preparing a professional print work in Linux.
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How are the spaces done in France for ? ! : ; « » in a real-life work-flow?

In my experience, most french speaking people simply insert a space. It's a pain, but this is what most are used to. The result is that they are not very picky on the width of the space, but some ...
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How are the spaces done in France for ? ! : ; « » in a real-life work-flow?

I have this client and we typeset multiple brochures each month in 15+ languges (French included) and each language is translated from English by a professional translator. For the French layer, i've ...
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How are the spaces done in France for ? ! : ; « » in a real-life work-flow?

I use InDesign so cannot speak for Scribus but the shortcut for a 1/8em space in InDesign (non-breaking by default) is cmd+option+shift+m or ctrl+alt+shift+m. Some people simply do a find/change and ...
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How to scale text in Scribus along with the frame?

In 1.5.5 the Alt key should allow you to resize the content while resizing the frame. I just tried it, and it just works.
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Exporting two pages as one in PDF file

You may not be able to. I'm not familiar with Scribus, but in looking at the output settings, it doesn't look like that is in a option. You may need to manually create your document to do that. So ...
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Pantone Spot Colors in Scribus

Yes. At least if I got you correctly. For Spot colors (and Pantone colors are the most common type of spot colors) it's the name of the color that matters. You will probably pick a value, too... ...
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Best Practises - What shall we set as "our" A5 size?

Honestly, there shouldn't be an issue. You should always have a bleed of more than .5 mm (if you need bleed), which you can use to compensate if you're upscaling or placing on a larger page. Print or ...
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Export from InDesign for Scribus

Scribus 1.4.x (the one mentioned in the wiki article you're linking) has no way to exchange content with InDesign (in the way you're aiming to). Scribus 1.6 (the next future stable version) will have ...
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Show vertical lines between columns

Sadly, no. You have to draw the lines. You can use the "align and distribute" dialog to place them in the middle. And holding down the CTRL button while drawing a line helps you creating a vertical ...
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How to embed an image into a Scribus document?

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

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 ...
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Scribus export to PDF resulting in missing image

Thanks to a.l.e, I found the issue. A small button in the image properties hindering the object export was clicked. I unclicked it and now everything works fine (I had to scroll down to see this ...
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Scribus: coloring SVG

When you import the SVG, ungroup everything repeatedly, until all parts are separate. Select an element. Open the properties, and select a colour.
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Can I create rotated (skewed) guides/grid in scribus?

No, there are no such guides in Scribus. The feature has been discussed in the past, but other features were (and probably are) considered as more urgent (afaict, they are more relevant to vector ...
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100 % black logo in scribus

You should try to import the EPS in the Scribus file (File > Get Vector File...), instead of loading it into an image frame. Depending on the Scribus version and on the software / libraries installed ...
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how to create professional flowcharts in scribus?

No, Scribus is not made for creating connectors and flowcharts. But you can use your preferred flowcharts drawing tool, export to svg from there and import the result into scribus as a vector file. ...
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Scribus - Masterpage layout on top of content

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 ...
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Set background color to single paragraphs in text frames

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 ...
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Scribus: Master Page features lost behind image

The next (1.6) Scribus version will allow to shuffle around layers across pages and master pages. And you will be able to correctly achieve your goal. If you're not brave enough to use the ...
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Scribus: how to center text automatically within a text frame?

I guess you want to center your text vertically. In the development version 1.5.3, you can set he vertical alignment in the text properties palette, in the "Columns & text distances" sections". ...
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Center an image inside image frame with scribus

Generally speaking, it's not a good idea to put images in a frame without filling the whole frame. The preflight verifier will give you a warning in such cases, because there is a risk that you miss ...
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Scribus page border

Yes, you found a valid way to have a black frame in Scribus. In DTP you will often have several good ways to achieve a certain effect. And it depends on your preferences, your skills, your tools what ...
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Scribus Jpegs not appearing on first insertion

Could it be that you only see the top left corner? When the image as at high resolution and if you have not told Scribus to automatically scale your images, you will only see one small part of the ...
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Vertically center text on line with inline graphic in Scribus

Select the inline graphic by highlighting it, right click it, and choose Properties Click the Text tab, then Advanced Settings tab, then change the Baseline Offset setting to a negative value.
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Align all hanging text with multi-line bullet points

I don't know how you did format the text to look like it does in your first screenshot. If I use the paragraph effects defined in Scribus 1.5, I get this: I just had to check the "Auto-Indent" ...
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How do I create Hebrew page numbers in Scribus?

A very recent patch has provided the support for Hebrew counters in Scribus. You will need Scribus 1.5.5 or a snapshot that is newer than May 1st 2019: https://sourceforge.net/projects/scribus/files/...
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Paragraph shading in different apps

Your goal is a bit opaque. Being able to do this in krita is not useful for DTP like scribus is because its pixel based. Also i dont think the HTML version is too complex. So what is the purpose of ...
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