[Scribus] Trouble with snap-to-guides

Craig Bradney cbradney
Wed Feb 22 01:53:28 CET 2006

On Wednesday 22 February 2006 01:23, Steven Boothe wrote:
> Hello all. Is there anybody out there that has managed a fair solution
> to creating business cards? I'm willing to create a template and write a
> "how to" while I go about the process of creating my own cards, but at
> the moment I've hit a snag with the snap-to-guide feature. I've just
> submitted the following bug report, but if someone here has any ideas or
> thoughts on how they managed I would be really grateful to read of them.
> (FWIW, I tried google, docs.scribus, and wiki.scribus.net first)
> Steven
> --
> Bug report:
> OS: Win2k SP2
> Build: 1.3.3cvs
> I am trying to create a template for creating business cards.
> I have set up the dimensions with some guides to help in that process
> with the expectation that once I have created one card, I can group it
> all together, and copy and paste it into the other panels as designated
> by the guides.
> Now when I set the page to "snap to guide" I cannot move the initial
> rectangle I created from one designated panel to another. My thinking
> was once I finished designing the card in one panel I would simple group
> the elements, copy and paste, and move that new group to another panel,
> etc.
> 1. Create new document (8.5 x 11 inches and .5 inch margins, default
> unit inches)
> 2. Page -> Manage guides:
> 2a. Add Horiz. Guides at 0.5, 2.5, 4.5
> 2b. Add Vert. Guides at 0.5, 4.0, 4.5, 8.0
> 3. View -> show guides
> 4. Page -> snap to guides
> 5. Insert shape (rectangle) to fit in upper left area sized for a
> typical 2x3.5 inch business card, and resize so that it fills entire
> region bounded by the guides.
> 6. Now try and drag that new shape to the another region. It should not
> work.
> 7. Try copying and pasting, then moving the new rectange. It should not
> work.
> That's all I've got. If there is a better way of to go about creating
> business cards it would be great to know. I tried google, and searching
> the usual places but didn't find anything.

As Riku said, make the card,  multiple duplicate horizontally for the top row, 
then select the row and multiple duplicate vertically to fill the page. Done.

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