[Scribus] snap to guides

Louis Desjardins louis_desjardins
Mon Sep 19 21:40:51 CEST 2005

Tiago Saboga a ?crit :

> Hi all,
> It's my first time in this list, so i'd like first to congratulate everybody 
> for this great software! (sorry if my english isn't that good, c'est la 
> vie...)
> I'm using scribus-cvs for debian (1.3.1), installed from the binary deb 
> packages, and I can't make my boxes snap to guides. They snap to the grid, if 
> I want, but I don't want. Is there a hidden (for me, at least) option to 
> really activate it? Another question: are the margins guides? 

Hi Tiago,

I am taking your last question, leaving the other questions to people 
more familiar with 1.3.1...

To my knowledge, Scribus can't automatically handle multiple linked text 
boxes the way you describe. There are quite a few bug reports on this 
particular issue. Please have a look at 
http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=245 and browse throught the related 
bugs as well.

One thing you could try to solve your issue is to set one auto text 
frame (in the New dialog, check "auto text frame") so you will at least 
have one frame linked automatically to all pages. Then, you can draw 2 
more text frames on a page and duplicate that page as much as you need. 
Then, using the link tool, manually link the frames on the pages.

Then you can do your layout adjustments. The frames can be resized 
without affecting the links.

I know it is not ideal but for a 40-page document it shouldn't take too 
much time.


> One more question: is there a way to make a changeable template (a sort of 
> template, I'd say)? I have a lot of pages to make, and they are all slightly 
> the same: the text frames are connected from each page to the next, like in 
> the following diagram:
> ----------------
> |  |--------|  |
> |  |        |  |
> |  | text 1 |  |
> |  |--------|  |
> |              |
> ||-----| |-----|
> ||text2| |text3|
> ||-----| |-----|
> |--------------|
> So, in each page, text 1 is connected to text 1 in the next and in the 
> previous page, and the same for text2 and text3. So I have to create 40 pages 
> with the linked text frames, and after that, I have to work on each page, 
> changing a little the box size, deciding what will fit in each page. (In 
> fact, it's a trilingual document, so I have to align the three portions of 
> text). Is there a good way to do that?
> Thanks again,
> Tiago Saboga.
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