[Scribus] New user - MacAqua

Michael J Millett mjmm60
Sat Jul 15 20:12:25 CEST 2006

I am a new user of Scribus Aqua for Mac (System 10.3.9), and  
am having trouble with a few things for which I request some help. The  
documentation seems to be for a different version.

1.  Scribus will not import EPS or PDF into a file. The only file I've  
been able to get it to import into a graphics box is JPEG. As best I  
can tell, Ghostscript is installed correctly and is correctly pointed  
to in External Tools."  Nevertheless, here are the contents of my  

:~/Library/Frameworks] michaelm% ls
Fontconfig2.framework   libjpeg.framework       printafm.1
Freetype.framework      liblcms.framework       ps2ascii.1
Ghostscript.framework   libpng.framework        ps2epsi.1
Qt.framework            libtiff.framework       ps2pdf.1
eps2eps.1               pdf2dsc.1               ps2pdfwr.1
font2c.1                pdf2ps.1                ps2ps.1
gdevdsp.h               pdfopt.1                wftopfa.1
libart.framework        pf2afm.1
libexpat.framework      pfbtopfa.1

and . . .

~/Library/Frameworks/Ghostscript.framework] michaelm% ls
Ghostscript     Resources       bin             man
Headers         Versions        doc

and . . .

Computer:Frameworks/Ghostscript.framework/bin] michaelm% ls
gs_init.ps      gsc

As far as I know, I have Scribus pointed to Ghostscript properly in the  
preferences (External Tools):


2.  I have not been able to get columns to work. I found the columns  
setting in Page/Manage Guides, but the settings I have entered have  
been ignored whether I click on Update or OK.

3.  Clicking on Style/Font results in nothing to click on. I can select  
fonts from the StoryEditor, but even then, not all the fonts in my  
system are made available.

4.  At one point, Scribus griped that it could not find GIMP. A search  
of GIMP on my system turns up 18 items. So, not being a programmer, I  
do not know which to point Scribus to.

5.  I have not been able to find where to adjust kerning. I see it in  
the documentation, but it doesn't seem to be found in the same location  
in the version of Scribus I have.

Thank you ahead of time for any help provided.


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