[Scribus] (no subject)
Mon Aug 28 13:46:45 CEST 2006
Deepak Mishra wrote:
> hi people!,
> I am a very beginner in DTP, by beginner I mean i downloaded scribus for
> the first time last week, but am a quick learner.
> I am using it to design my college magazine. The problem is - when i
> make a new document of say size A4, the size displayed on screen does
> not match the actual A4 size of the paper. The ruler displayer on screen
> does match with the physical ruler i have, the on screen ruler is a bit
The problem is almost certainly that your display DPI does not match the
DPI Scribus thinks the display has. This is hardly surprising, as lots
of hardware misreports this information, as does the most widely used
OS, and I'm not sure Scribus extracts it correctly even when the OS and
hardware tell the truth (there's no standard cross-platform way to find
If Scribus doesn't know the correct screen DPI, it'll think that (eg)
there are 72 pixels to a physical inch of screen distance, where in fact
there are, say, 96. This means that if Scribus tries to draw a 10
millimetre line, it'll actually end up drawing a line only 7.5mm long.
IIRC there's a setting for screen DPI (or maybe an on-screen ruler you
can measure to set the DPI?) in the preferences, at least in 1.3.x .
Have a look around the preferences and see how you go.
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