[scribus-dev] a bug about Page Type

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Tue Nov 8 23:47:57 UTC 2016

I think you're right.

On 11/08/2016 12:04 PM, ale rimoldi wrote:
> hi greg
> imo, rightness and leftness of master pages are simply wrong in scribus.
> (well, it's not really "imo"...)
> facing master pages should be defined as one master page and the left /
> right version should automatically be picked (depending on the page
> where it is applied).
> it's not a hard fix, but someone has to do that. and, first, there
> should be some awareness that the current situation is screwed.
> and adding workarounds in the scripter is imo not the way to go.
> ciao
> a.l.e
> On 08/11/16 16:50, Gregory Pittman wrote:
>> A bug was created asking for a new Scripter command, setPageType().
>> https://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=14348
>> The filer is writing a script that seemingly might be doing some
>> imposition too, judging from his comments.
>> At any rate, he is bothered by the fact that when he goes to make a PDF,
>> he gets feedback that there is a mismatch between the page type of his
>> created Master Page and the page that it's on.
>> As I looked into this, for one thing it seems that whenever you create a
>> Master Page with Scripter, it will be a Right Page (the Left parameter
>> is always "0").
>> It also looked to me that getPageType() checks the type of the actual
>> page, not the Master Page, but now I'm not so sure. I just made a facing
>> pages file, and the Master Pages had the page type set, but all the
>> document pages had LEFT = "0". If you edit the SLA and change the
>> setting in actual pages, Scribus doesn't seem to care, but if you change
>> it in a Master Page, you get the warning.
>> About the only solution I can think of would be to add a parameter in
>> createMasterPage() for the page type (since you can set this when you
>> create a new Master Page in the main window), but that wouldn't help a
>> situation when you might apply that Master Page to both right and left
>> pages, since you would still get the warning. I did suggest he could
>> edit the SLA file, though that seems more work than it's worth.
>> So in the end, it seems to me one of these situations where you may have
>> to note but ignore a warning. It's certainly not the only kind of error
>> we might ignore on a routine basis.
>> Greg
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