[Scribus] business cards
Mon Sep 15 17:45:55 CEST 2003
I, too, would like to put in my vote for automatic business card generation. I
would like it to allow you to do any even multiple of copies within
reason -- I can see an
immediate need for me for 2-to-a-page for half-page fliers and 4-to-a-page
for note cards. I just did a 4-to-a-page note card. I resorted to
trick below, but I had some problems with grouping.
I created my note card in its own document since I figured I could somehow
print 4 copied to a page and get what I wanted. That didn't work, so I grouped
all the elements of my card and placed them on the scrapbook. I created a new
page, divided it into quadrants, and copied from the scrapbook to the new page.
I then needed to adjust the placement of the 4 copies. I tried nudging one of
them and only one element moved, not the whole group as I expected. Then
I tried Align/Distribute to align the top of two copies and all the
each copy aligned their tops. This is not the behavior I expected when the
elements are all grouped together. (I am basing that expectation on my
experiences with FrameMaker.) Am I doing something wrong. is this a bug, or
are my expectations wrong? I finally got what I wanted by using guides and
my eye to get the 4 copies reasonably centered.
At 7:21 -0700 9/15/03, Scott Chapman wrote:
>I like the way PageMaker allows me to do copy and multiple paste. I used that
>constantly in production to make it so I lay up one business card, then copy
>and paste at X copies at Y distance down and then copy those and paste it in
>as X copies at Y distance over. Very effective for labels and lots of other
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