[Scribus] Page Templates

Jonathan Dietrich debianfreak
Wed Sep 17 13:54:36 CEST 2003

I'm replying about your question #2. I'm using Scribus 1.0.1 still, so I
don't know what has changed with fonts in Scribus 1.1, but maybe this
will help. I had some cool truetype fonts that I wanted to use in
Scribus, but they were not being recognized. The solution I found was to
convert them to postscript fonts. I used 3 commands for that: ttfpt1,
pfbtops, and type1inst. Here's what I did:

1. Download truetype fonts into a directory you created. Something in
/usr/share/fonts/ would be logical.

2. Create a script (in that same directory) with the following contents:


for ttf_name in `ls *.ttf`; do
        ttf2pt1 -w -b $ttf_name

for pfb_name in `ls *.pfb`; do
        pfbtops $pfb_name


#end of script

That converts all .ttf fonts to type1 fonts and installs them. Read the
man pages for those programs. You may want to create one font first by
hand and see how the programs work.

3. Open scribus, but don't open a document yet. Navigate to Edit -->
Preferences --> Fonts... --> Additional Paths tab. Add the path to the
directory where your converted fonts are. (My path is

Now Scribus should recognize your fonts. I'm not claiming this is the
correct or best method, but it worked for me.

Have fun.

On Tue, 2003-09-16 at 23:09, Wesley T Allen wrote:
> Hi,
> 	I'm loving scribus, this is a great program!
> 	I've got three questions that have been nagging me...
> 	1. When I create a page-template I can apply it to a page, but then I can't 
> add any text to the page at all.  Can anyone tell me why this is?  Are 
> templates only supposed to have text inserted from the template editing mode?
>        2. I've got a bunch of fonts that aren't showing up in Scribus, even 
> though other fonts in the same directory do show up.  Any way to force 
> scribus to use all my fonts?
>      3. Whem I'm drawing a line, is there any way to make sure it stays 
> directly horizontal/vertical?  Doing it manually takes a lot of time...
> Any help would be great, and as I learn to use Scribus I'm looking forward to 
> helping other users....
> Wes

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