[Scribus] Linking Frames, columns, etc.
Fri Dec 8 17:30:00 CET 2006
> I feel a bit stupid asking this but scribus.net seems to be down and I
> can't figure out what I'm supposed to do. I'm using Scribus 1.2.5 on
Dont feel stupid.. this is a place to ask such questions.
> 1) I opened a "New from template" and selected one of the newsletter
> templates. Seemed like a good idea at the time. One thing I can't
> figure out, though, is how I change the document from A4 to US Letter
> size. Can I? Or do I have to edit and save as a new template before I
> use it to create a new file? How do I do that?
Not in 1.2.x
> 2) Linking Frames - I finally found the icon in the tool bar for linking
> frames but it isn't clear exactly what I'm supposed to do. It appears
> that I should select two frames and then click that, after which I can
> "Get text" and it will flow between the two frames. Problem is,
> sometimes it works, sometimes not. Is there a procedure I can follow
> that will consistently work? A few specific questions:
> a) Is there any way to select frames on different pages? It
> doesn't appear so.
> b) How do you specify which frame comes first? That is,
> sometimes the text would start in the wrong frame.
> These questions become even more important when dealing with three
> frames. Sometimes two would be linked but not the third. I never got
> three to all link and also get the text in the right order.
Select frame A, click on link frames icon, select frame B
Select frame B, click on link frames icon, select frame C
or in 1.3.x:
Select frame A, click on link frames icon, select frame B, select frame C.
Click back on page to get out of link mode.
>> 3) Columns - The template has frames with three columns. I cannot for
> the life of me find any way to change those - either to remove columns
> or add them to a new frame. Where and how is that done?
Shape tab of Properties Palette.
> completely nuts. While 1.2.5 is the "official" stable release, I know
> that there has been a lot of work done since then. Are any of these
> things noticeably easier, more reliable or simply possible in 18.104.22.168?
1.3.3.x is the official stable version these days. 22.214.171.124 is the latest
1.3.4x+is the unstable series.
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