[Scribus] New user - MacAqua
Sun Jul 16 00:59:02 CEST 2006
Michael J Millett wrote:
> I am a new user of Scribus Aqua 188.8.131.52-2 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.
> 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):
This looks good. Any error message? Please check your console log with
> 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.
Columns are in properties palette, tab "shape"
> 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.
Yes, style menu doesn't work on OSX. Use the properties palette, tab "Text".
> 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.
Also one of the settings in properties palette, tab "Text"
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