[Scribus] A few problems

Peter Nermander peter.nermander
Mon Jan 17 19:26:15 CET 2005

I have now upgraded to Oleksandrs latest Debian-package to make sure the following problems were not due to old version.

I'm not sure if these are know bugs or not, I can file bug reports for them if they are not alreade known.

When printing to postscript I can not find any information in the file regarding page size, nor any %%BoundingBox-comment. Neither does ghostview so it shows all pages as A4 (default paper size). 

I know that Scribus target is towards PDF rather than postscript, but I think DSC compatibility is a good thing in any case.

My second issue is with text flowing around text frames. It works like a charm on an ordinary page. It also works in a page Template. BUT when I assign that template to a page the flowing is gone (and texts appears on top of eachother).

Third item. Snap to guides-settings does not seem to get saved. I'm not sure about any of the other settings in the View menu, but I use guides mainly for this snap feature and it bugs me to have to set this option each time i start Scribus.

I'm also a but unsure if the snapping works for the start point of an object or if it only works for the end point (and when moving/resizing)?

(This also reminds me of that in the old version I used I could not create for example text frames starting at any other corner then upper left. it would be neat to be able to start at any corner, for example starting at lower left drawing up to the right.)

Lastly I can not seem to get color management active. I have copied a bunch of profiles (downloaded lcms profile package and also copied everything from c:\windows\system\color on my Win98 machine, the latter includes at least one printer profile and a bunch of monitor profiles) into /usr/lib/scribus/profiles. In Settings I set the profile directory to that path (but if I undestand right Scribus should look there even if I did not?). Of course I restarted Scribus after each activity to see if color management showed up, but nope...


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