[Scribus] templates for text?

Craig Bradney cbradney
Wed May 12 14:23:10 CEST 2004

> thanks for the quick response!
> On Wed, May 12, 2004 at 10:32:54AM +0200, Craig Bradney wrote:
> > I would suggest you upgrade to CVS if possible, just to avoid some
> > issues in 1.1.6.
> I'll try but I was happy to install the FreeBSD port/package to avoid
> compilation issues.

True. I think you will have to use gmake (GNU make) instead of fbsds
make too.

> > Anyway, just make 2 column text frames (edit number of columns is set on
> > the Properties palette on Shape page), then link the frames together.
> > Link and unlink buttons are on the toolbar.
> Yes, I saw that but didn't find a way to automatically create the text
> frames on every page, which is why I turned to templates. But from your
> response I take it templates are meant to be used for 'background'
> styles?

Yes.. more for backgrounds..., pagenumbers, things that dont change.

> > Re templates.. no.. templates are NOT editable (YET). Another option is
> > to create your document with automatic text frames which are auto
> > created on new page created and auto linked.
> Aha! OK so I was going off the wrong angle -- I have used FrameMaker a few
> times in the past and it was done using 'master pages' there.

We will get that done one day.. in the 1.3 development series.

> Where do I find this option to create automatic text frames, or is
> that only implemented in CVS?

Create new document dialog.

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