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Being an 'all DTP tools minitechnicus' it was easy for me . I mean, it took a very little amount of time to accommodate well with Scribus. My tool of choice for years was PageMaker then InDesign - I know QuarkXpress also - but I feel that Scribus is no more no less than just ok. Far from perfection but ok - you can do your job. Sure, many things could ...


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Since no ready-to-follow answer has been posted I'll try to answer the question myself. So, the trick to force scribus to embed (the correct) profile is to choose PDF/X as the output format. When checked with the ZePrA's Extract ICC Profile tool the PDF/X version of the original drawing does contain the profile, while a PDF 1.5 version does not. See the ...


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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 experimenting ...


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As far as I can tell, Scribus doesn't allow the kind of free-wheeling color selection that Adobe does. Colors must be defined explicitly, and then assigned to a polygon through a "Properties" palette. To view a shape's properties, right-click it and click Properties or hit F2 to trigger the Properties palette. From there, there is a Color section where you ...


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I don't believe that the option exists as print-layout software is focused on laying ink on paper. Since "white" is the absence of ink, it acts as a transparent background. Keep on mind that unless you are laying a base of ink as a spot color on top of your specialty paper, you will not have any "white" areas in your print. In fact all non-black colors will ...


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For sending a document to be printed, don't use PNG as the export format. There are three reasons for this: A printing press uses CMYK, and PNG is an RGB-only format. If your document contains text, that text will be rasterized and will print at the resolution of your PNG (perhaps 300 ppi) instead of the 2800 dpi at which live text or vector information is ...


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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 down CTRL as you click and it will constrain the line horizontally. Duplicate the line using Ctrl+D Using the Select and Transform tool F1, hold down CTRL as you ...


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I do not know how to do that with scribus, but I have found out how to post-process the pdf. If in.pdf is the PDF exported with scribus: sudo apt-get install pdftk pdftk in.pdf cat 1S 2 output out.pdf That command will take the first page and rotate it 180 degrees, and take the second page as-is.


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As the publisher of a church monthly "newsletter" (actually a 32-page booklet), I can't afford Quark or Indesign. Of several low-cost DSP programs, Scribus has been the best. But presently, a new update has made it very frustrating. One has to set a default font for the entire document, and then fight for every other font he wants to use. But they'll get ...


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Here's an info-graphics I made to explain all the process of preparing a professional print work in Linux.


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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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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 change it all by hand. This is usually how I teach my students to do it because we only work on short documents. I used to layout a magazine and got tired of ...


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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 never been asked to use 1/8 spaces. They do indeed insert normal spaces before ? ! ; » and after «. The client is a multinational so if this was critical for ...


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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 space must be! Most designers speak of a thin space (espace fine), so this is probably the most common choice in typography. In the Web you can find some ...


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You should be able to do this by holding Cmd+Alt+Shift (on OSX) and dragging the corner of the frame. Alt maintains the aspect ratio. Hope I understood the question right.


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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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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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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 cutting inaccuracies can drift by that much anyway (hence the bleed). If you don't have a bleed of that much then you're either not printing anything to the ...


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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 line. On the other side, those lines mostly do not look that nice... (your screenshot is probably only a sample, but it shows well what could go wrong) and ...


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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... but that value will only be used for the preview on screen (and also on "non offset" printers) and will be ignored when printing with spot colors. (Of course, for ...


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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 some ways, but I'm not sure that you will be really able to go back and forth between InDesign and Scribus. The features are already in the Scribus 1.5.x ...


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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 button appear).


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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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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 if your final size is 8.5x11, you will need to make your document 17x11. I would also maybe look into using a different printer. They should easily be able to ...


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Scribus is a high quality desktop publishing program, you are going in the right direction by choosing Scribus over any other open source solution or regular word processor. if you want to find resources like templates and scripts go to http://scribusstuff.org The link is no longer available. You can see the site through archive.org here (although the ...


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In the story editor, select all the paragraphs you would like to assign a style at once and then use the style-drop-down-box in the top-right corner. This works much better than clicking on the left which does only one paragraph at once.


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If you are printing in CMYK (which most of the time you will) you will note that there is no 'white ink'. In other words, whatever is white in your file is 'transparent' when it goes to press. So what is white on your document will be 'the paper'.


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In my mind Scribus isn't good enough, yet. I've been using InDesign for the last 7 years. And for the last year I've been diving into Scribus for private projects. What I find is that Scribus lacks some funcionality that I find essential, like being able to preview when creating styles. And create and manage tables. But I hope those who work on developing ...


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