[Scribus] New user - MacAqua
Sat Jul 15 22:37:31 CEST 2006
On Saturday 15 July 2006 20:12, Michael J Millett wrote:
> I am a new user of Scribus Aqua 18.104.22.168-2 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.
It mostly for 1.2.x stable 1.3.x is development and lots of things are
> 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.
http://docs.scribus.net/index.php?lang=en&page=settings13 has MacOSX
specific hints for Ghostscript and GIMP.
> 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.
The docs are based on 1.2.x and many UI bits have changed in 1.3.x. I
am now updating more docs for 1.3 specific things, but some parts of
the UI will change again in 1.3.x.
> Thank you ahead of time for any help provided.
Immediate help is always available on IRC.
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